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Old 09-30-2007, 03:43 AM   #1
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Default Help!!! Forgot to add the whirlfloc

I finished my scottish ale this afternoon and forgot to add the Whirlfloc tablet to the boil. The yeast is now pitched into the wort (without whirlfloc)and waiting to begin fermenting. I am using the Wyeast Scottish ale yeast and fermenting @ 62 degrees. FYI- it was a full boil ending in 5 gal.

Is there anything I can do to clarify at this point? Is there any chance of getting a fairly clear beer now?

Either way, I'm sure it will taste fine. I am, however, a little nervious of the clarity- I don't have filtering or kegging; bottles for me.

Here's my recipe.
1 lbs. Weyermann CaraHell®
.187 lbs. Roasted Barley
.125 lbs. Melanoidin Malt
.187 lbs. Peated Malt
.125 lbs. Chocolate Wheat Malt
8 lbs. Liquid Light Extract
1 oz. East Kent Goldings (Pellets, 5.00 %AA) boiled 65 min.
.6 oz. Fuggle (Pellets, 4.75 %AA) boiled 50 min.
.4 oz. Fuggle (Whole, 4.75 %AA) boiled 15 min.
Yeast : WYeast 1728 Scottish Ale

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Old 09-30-2007, 03:47 AM   #2
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Yeah mang... you are fine. There are plenty of options for fining agents that you can use after the ferment. Gelatin and such... you are good to go.

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Old 09-30-2007, 03:52 AM   #3
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What do you recommend? I would like to have a pretty clear Scottish. Seams like is will be relatively amber.

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Old 09-30-2007, 04:02 AM   #4
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Is there anything I can do to clarify at this point? Is there any chance of getting a fairly clear beer now?
Well, i bet it turns out fine. Stay with the rwcipe and give it time.....
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Old 09-30-2007, 04:03 AM   #5
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Leave it or use gelatin (may require adding yeast back at bottling):
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?p=283798

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You'll likely be fine. Finings are overated, and for the anal retentive.

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Leave it in the fermenter for two weeks after the ferment is done, then rack to a clearing vessel for a month.

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BTW, what was your OG? My last Scottish was up around 1.065. You might want to consider 2 vials of yeast. My $.02.

+1 on racking to a secondary for clarity.

Looooooong age in bottle.

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I used irish moss for the first time last night. The first 130 gallons were a little cloudy but tasted great! I wouldn't worry about it at all. Make more next week.

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Old 10-01-2007, 03:12 AM   #10
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MY OG was also high. I had it at 1.064. I am now suspecting I should have used more than one activator pack. It seems to be having a bit of a hard time getting going- it has been in there for 30 hours now. I see a few bubbles on the top but no heavy action. I wonder if I should raise the temp at all. I have it in my fridge at 58 and it can climb 3 degrees to 61. I figured it might help start the ball rolling to warm it up a bit. Just now I bumped it up to 63 with the same 3 degree differential. If it starts a foam by morning I will dial the temp controller back down.

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