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Old 02-20-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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Somehow I managed to forget the whirlfoc tablet.

I pitched a strater ~18hrs ago and fermentation is now going strong.

This is an extract/crystal Shark Bite Red with OG 1.068.

At this point what's the best way to recover from the lack of whirlfoc in the boil? I see a few different fining agents that can be added during or after fermentation, but I'm not experienced with any of them....

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Old 02-20-2012, 09:46 PM   #2
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There are several that can be added when racking to secondary, but it will taste the same and I don't think it would be worth the effort with an amber or darker beer.


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Old 02-20-2012, 09:49 PM   #3
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If you are patience enough, just let it sit in primary an extra couple weeks. If it still isn't clear enough for you, cold crash it. Should clear right up.
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Bah, I forget the whirlfloc about one out of every three beers I brew. You can use gelatin in secondary or keg, but I've found that I always get a little haze unless you let it lager at near 32F for a really long time.

Still tastes great either way!
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Worst case is a cloudier beer, no worries.
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Thanks, guys. I feel better now. I'll see how well it clears in the primary over time and go from there.

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I just forgot the whirlfloc in my most recent brew. I'm just gonna let it go and worst case it will be a little cloudy.
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What's whirlfloc
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Funny. I actually forgot whirlfloc my last batch. LOL


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