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HawaiianBrew 01-06-2013 12:40 AM

Irish Moss
 
Just got some Irish moss in. Has anyone ever used Irish moss to help clear there brew? Any suggestions on using it?

cluckk 01-06-2013 12:42 AM

Add it in the boil at the last ten to fifteen minutes. It helps with cold break. I use it in every brew.

501irishred 01-06-2013 12:46 AM

Not much to it. Add about a teaspoon's worth, about 15 min before the end of your boil.....done :D. Have you used other clarifying additives in the past, like whirfloc? If so, procedure is the same.

GilSwillBasementBrews 01-06-2013 12:47 AM

Yeah. Not at home right now but I believe it was 1/2TSP @ 15min for a 5gallon batch.

501irishred 01-06-2013 12:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cluckk (Post 4751330)
Add it in the boil at the last ten to fifteen minutes. It helps with cold break. I use it in every brew.

sorry, didn't mean to duplicate, I was slow on the send button....:drunk:

HawaiianBrew 01-06-2013 04:56 AM

I haven't used any clarifying agent before. My secondary is what normally clears it up pretty good. I found the Irish moss on amazon which came from monster brew.

RobertRGeorge 01-06-2013 04:58 AM

I use a heaping teaspoon full if it is not powder, a half-teaspoon if it is. It works pretty well to get rid of chill haze.

johns 01-06-2013 06:01 AM

I have never used Irish moss before but I decided to give it a try. On the packet it says to preheat water and let soak for about 30 minutes before pitching. Is this right, or should I just ad the half teaspoon to the wort 15 minutes to flame out?

helibrewer 01-06-2013 06:07 AM

I have read multiple sources that say to add it with no more than 5 minutes remaining. It's a complex cellulose structure that you are basically rehydrating in the boiling wort. Having it in there 10 minutes or longer starts to denature it and it loses capability. I add my WhirlFloc at flameout.

501irishred 01-06-2013 06:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johns (Post 4752426)
I have never used Irish moss before but I decided to give it a try. On the packet it says to preheat water and let soak for about 30 minutes before pitching. Is this right, or should I just ad the half teaspoon to the wort 15 minutes to flame out?

It couldn't hurt, but seems to work fine without re hydrating. I don't use it anymore now that I've found whirloc tabs, but I used to just add it directly to the kettle with no problems.


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