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Old 04-18-2012, 06:32 PM   #1
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new brewer here...any opnions which is better whirlock vs irish moss

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Old 04-18-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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They're basically the same thing. Whirlfloc is just processed and pressed into tablet form so it's easy to use and measure. For 5.5 gallon batches, I use 1/2 tab of Whirlfloc with 15 minutes to go in the boil.

I can tell a difference in my beers with and without it. My beers clear much faster if I can remember to throw it in.

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Old 04-18-2012, 07:00 PM   #3
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Yes, they are the same thing. However, Whirlfloc works great for me, Irish moss not so much. I have no clue why this should be!

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Old 04-18-2012, 07:09 PM   #4
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I lik.e Whirlfloc......really don't think there is that much difference though

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Old 04-18-2012, 07:10 PM   #5
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I had good results with patience

Great results with Irish Moss.

My first whirlfloc brew was last night, but it looks like it behaves similarly to the Irish Moss so far.

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Whirlfloc makes nipples. That makes it better.

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Old 04-18-2012, 11:05 PM   #7
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sure smells funny tho, you can tell it comes from the water.

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This is from the midwest website. Note the manufacturer's dosage and timing instructions, as it's different from what a lot of other sources recommend.

"Whirlfloc Tablets are an enhanced blend of Irish Moss and purified carrageenan that aids in the coagulation and settling of haze-producing proteins and beta glucans. Use one tablet per 10 gallon batch (For 5 gallon batches, cut a tablet in half. Adding a whole tablet won't really gain you anything), and add it with 5 minutes remaining in the boil. Yes, 5 minutes is correct. According to the manufacturer, if Whirlfloc is in the boil for any longer than 10 minutes, the active ingredients become denatured and therefore will not do their job. Size:10 tablets."
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:24 AM   #9
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Ive used Irish Moss the last 15 batches with a 4 week primary. Crystal clear results every time.

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I always had a hint of chill haze with Irish moss, but about 3 or 4 years ago I switched to whirlfloc and it's been a big improvement. I get a better cold break than ever, and super clear beer without any other finings.

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