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Onescalerguy 09-19-2006 07:17 PM

Please help a poor wannabe homebrewer.I'm into steeping my grains(about done)and looking things over and rereading the instructions when i realize they forgot to include the whirfloc.What to do?Am i fouled?Thanks.:(

gruntingfrog 09-19-2006 07:30 PM

Whirfloc and other fining agents such as Irish Moss are usually added in the last 10 minutes of the boil process, not while steeping the grains.

Even if you got the beer into the fermenter before realizing that you failed to add the whirfloc wouldn't hurt your beer. It's not a necessary ingredient. All it does is help clear the beer up and reduce chill haze. Neither one of which can be tasted.

Relax and have fun. YOU'RE MAKING BEER!!!! :D

Truble 09-19-2006 07:33 PM

I bought some Whirfloc last brew to try and completely forgot to add it to the boil. Not losing any sleep. I normally use regular Irish Moss, but only on lighter and clearer brews. As stated, it contributes nothing to taste/texture/etc etc. It is aesthetic.

Brew-boy 09-19-2006 07:38 PM

I forgot to add my Irish Moss on this batch, oh well maybe some Chill haze but my tummy will never know the difference. No big deal dont sweat it.

Reverend JC 09-19-2006 07:54 PM

This is how dumb I am, I bought Irish Moss to add in a Brew uhhhhhh oh yeah, 4 brews ago and planned on using it in each one since.

I have not used it yet:drunk:

pbowler 09-19-2006 08:00 PM

I used it this time, but I never have before.
I'll let you know.

So far it seems to have made quite a mess...

Onescalerguy 09-19-2006 08:03 PM

FANTASTIC!My thanks to all.:rockin:

Boiling-B3 stout
Secondary1-Yellow Dog Ale
Secondary2-Nut Brown Ale
Bottled-THB O'Fest
Bottled-THB Trad.Wheat
Drinking...Hey,it just turned 12....Sam Adams:mug:

Walker 09-19-2006 08:24 PM


Originally Posted by pbowler
I used it this time, but I never have before.
I'll let you know.

So far it seems to have made quite a mess...

The irish moss created a mess?

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