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Old 09-25-2007, 07:13 PM   #1
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I was thinking of including some Irish moss into my recipe for an APA this weeked. I will be dry hopping eventually with pellets. Will the dry hopping wreck the effects of the Irish moss?

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Old 09-25-2007, 07:22 PM   #2
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a teaspoon of irish moss should be used in the last 15 min of the boil to help the crap in your wort settle out. I dont think it should be used in a recipe. Just my .02

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Old 09-25-2007, 07:28 PM   #3
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Hi,

I was thinking of including some Irish moss into my recipe for an APA this weeked. I will be dry hopping eventually with pellets. Will the dry hopping wreck the effects of the Irish moss?
No, dry-hopping won't wreck the effects of the Irish moss. Irish moss is a fining agent that helps to clarify beer.

It doesn't sound as though you're familiar with Irish moss, but it imparts no flavor on a beer and is only used as a fining agent. Therefore, it's not really what I would consider an "ingrediant" in a recipe ... since I use it in every recipes except for wits and wheats.
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Old 09-25-2007, 07:43 PM   #4
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Thanks. I know that it is for clarifying. When I used the word 'recipe' it was just refering to everything that I add during the brewing proccess.

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Old 09-25-2007, 07:49 PM   #5
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What it does is help the proteins to precipitate out better. I've noticed that it really does work. I forget it about half the time- and I can tell when I do because the younger beers will be cloudier without it. It doesn't affect any hopping or other ingredients at all.

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yep, by the time you dry hop, the irish moss already did its thing.

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I've switched over to Whirlfloc...no more rehydrating, just toss it in with 15 min. left.

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I've switched over to Whirlfloc...no more rehydrating, just toss it in with 15 min. left.
That's what I use also, couldn't be any easier.
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I've switched over to Whirlfloc...no more rehydrating, just toss it in with 15 min. left.
Me 3, I think they work a bit better too.
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That's what I use also, couldn't be any easier.
Admittedly, I've never tried Whirfloc tablets, but I just add 1/2 tsp of Irish moss 15 minutes before the end of the boil with no rehydration. That also works fine.

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