Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Last Sponsor Giveaway of the Year!

Come Enter the BrewDeals/FastFerment Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Irish moss question
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-13-2008, 03:26 PM   #1
histo320
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Manteno, IL
Posts: 1,061
Liked 32 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default Irish moss question

I currently do not have the set up to do a 5 gal boil. I am planning on getting a 5 gal pot to do a 3-4 gal boil.

I see recipes call for 1 tsp for 5 gal boil. Do I just half that for a 2 to 2.5 gal boil or does it really matter?

__________________
Tyler's Brewhaus

Drinking - Highland Gaelic Ale Clone
Primary - Highrise IPA
Up Next - None More Black Vanilla Stout, Heady Topper Clone (if I can find a recipe)
histo320 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2008, 03:48 PM   #2
Gregredic
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 175
Default

Just use it in the correct ratio.

__________________
Gregredic is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2008, 04:03 PM   #3
Tenchiro
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Tenchiro's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Providence, RI
Posts: 2,963
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I have always used 1 tsp when doing condensed boils. I always figured the amount of Irish Moss was based on the amount of malt not the overall volume of the boil.

__________________
Tenchiro is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2008, 04:34 PM   #4
Ridge Runner
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 338
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

[QUOTE=Tenchiro;1007444]I have always used 1 tsp when doing condensed boils. QUOTE]
Yeah me too. All the partial-boil kits I've done all instructed 1tsp with 15 mins left. I've been happy with the results. Using too much won't hurt anything although if I could reduce my usage by 50% and still get the same results....

__________________
Ridge Runner is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2008, 07:07 PM   #5
histo320
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Manteno, IL
Posts: 1,061
Liked 32 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

I've never used it before but have heard wonderful things.


DO i add it 15 min into boil or with 15 minutes left in boil? I've heard both.

__________________
Tyler's Brewhaus

Drinking - Highland Gaelic Ale Clone
Primary - Highrise IPA
Up Next - None More Black Vanilla Stout, Heady Topper Clone (if I can find a recipe)
histo320 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2008, 07:16 PM   #6
Tenchiro
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Tenchiro's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Providence, RI
Posts: 2,963
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I do it when I have 15 min left

__________________
Tenchiro is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2008, 07:30 PM   #7
Nurmey
I love making Beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Nurmey's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 4,001
Liked 29 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Add at the last 15 minutes of boil.

__________________
Batch 1 Brewing
The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.
Nurmey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2008, 07:31 PM   #8
MFDave
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 57
Default

I've seen a bunch of recipes with the moss going into the boil but my friend was telling me he actually puts some in his fermenter. Anyone ever do that?

__________________
AWESOMESAUCE BREWERY

Primary: Pomegranate Apfelwein, Brandon O's Graff (w/ some slight alterations)
Bottle Conditioning: Die Apple! Apfelwein, Pear Soda (w/ vanilla & cinnamon), Mango Soda, Orange-Cream Soda, Ginger Ale
Awesoming: Die Apple! Apfelwein
Up Next: Cherry Vanilla Cider
MFDave is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-13-2008, 07:42 PM   #9
BlindLemonLars
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 4,445
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 31

Default

I switched to whirfloc, and just chuck a tablet in with 10-15 minutes left in the boil. The particle size with Irish moss varies a lot, and I don't like the idea of passing the larger bits through my plate chiller.

More accurately, I don't like the idea of them not making their way OUT of my plate chiller!

__________________
BlindLemonLars is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Irish moss question Raumr General Techniques 8 04-07-2009 01:24 AM
irish moss question... nuthin_original General Beer Discussion 8 03-23-2009 05:02 PM
Irish Moss Question Mesa512 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 03-19-2009 09:55 AM
Irish moss question: bad coffee Recipes/Ingredients 8 03-11-2009 01:14 AM
Irish Moss Question Parker36 General Techniques 2 11-27-2007 03:35 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS