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Old 07-08-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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I'm a relatively new brewer. I've done a few beers, but this is my first mead. I just put the wort in the fermenter, and realized I forgot to add the Irish Moss.... Will the mead still clear at all? Or will just have to be happy with delicious yet cloudy mead?

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Old 07-08-2012, 07:46 PM   #2
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Well you will be fine as you do not use Irish Moss in Mead. Mead is called must in the beginning stage not wort lol. Relax and do some reading on the stickied sections and you will learn a lot. After you rack a few times the mead will clear all by itself.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:25 PM   #3
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Ok great! Thanks! I'll keep that in mind.

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Old 07-08-2012, 11:58 PM   #4
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I'm a relatively new brewer. I've done a few beers, but this is my first mead. I just put the wort in the fermenter, and realized I forgot to add the Irish Moss.... Will the mead still clear at all? Or will just have to be happy with delicious yet cloudy mead?
Just curious of the recipe you used and how many of the beer making steps you used if you don't mind?
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:06 AM   #5
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basically I dissolved 15 lbs of orange blossom honey in about 2-2.5 gallons of water, boiled for 10 min (though i dont know that im gonna boil at all next time) and then cooled it and added to the fermenter where i added another gallons roughly to get to 5 gallons of must. Thats pretty much it

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Old 07-09-2012, 02:04 AM   #6
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Search the stickies for SNA

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Old 07-09-2012, 07:39 AM   #7
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Mead will clarify on its own during secondary fermentation. However, if you're impatient like me, I use sparkalloid. It's not an animal based clarifying agent, and it makes your final product crystal clear.

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Old 07-09-2012, 12:58 PM   #8
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Who uses Irish Moss??

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Old 07-09-2012, 02:16 PM   #9
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Yeah don't boil (or heat) at all next time. Mead making is pretty much mix, pitch and wait.

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Old 07-10-2012, 06:23 PM   #10
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I got my mead recipe from Charlie Papazian's "The Complete Joy of Home Brewing" and it included Irish moss, but you're right I can't seem to find anyone else that uses it. Glad my mistake didnt actually matter

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