first of all, I want to introduce me! Iīm Matthias, from Munich in Germany. I brew my own beer since 2009. Had some good results, and of course some really bad ones ;-)
Im really active in the german brewing forum: Hobbybrauer.de - Bier brauen, Selbstbrauen, Hausbrauen und Heimbrauen
and now found this reallygreat forum. So much information and new input is truely awesome! Sry, for my english...I donīt speak or write much, so if you donīt get what I mean, just ask!
My new goal is to create beer, that is nearly as clear as filtered ones. So I discoverd Irish Moss and used it. From clarity aspects, really great. crystall clear, but i got no foam. Carbonation is ok and taste is good, only the foamstability sucks. This was the first batch I used Irish Moss. I didnīt use to have this problem without moss.
Here my mashprocess:
148°F (63°C) for 30min
160°F (72°C) for 50min
mash out at 172°F (78°C) for 5min
(flying brachial sparging?...^^)
boiling for 60min
Magnum (15%) for 50min
Spalter Select (6%) for 10min
Irish Moss for 5min into the boil
Primary for two weeks
secondry for three weeks
kegging (rest in bottles)
As I bottled the beer, it was already clear and got still better. Yesterday I opend one "testbottle" to see how it went. Well, like i said. Tasted good, great colour and clarity but no foam! How comes? It seems like, that most of you use moss or other clarifyers and donīt have thes type of problems! So what did I do wrong?!
Thanks for your answers!