Hop steeping and whirlfloc - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Hop steeping and whirlfloc

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-26-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
SurlyBrew
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
St. Paul, MN
Posts: 189
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



I've read that you want to add the tablet with 5 mins left in boil, and not boil it for too long or it will be rendered useless. So that being said, if I were to add it with 5 mins left in the boil and then do a 30 min hop steep, would this be the same as boiling it too long or is letting it steep before cooling different? Should I add it towards the end of the steep? Anybody know, thanks.

Midwest supplies:
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.
__________________
Primary: Chinook/Simcoe Black IPA, Scottish Wee Heavy

Bottled: Dunkelweizen, Caribou Slobber Ale, Smooth Nut Brown Ale, Surly Furious Clone, Amarillo Pale Ale, Falconers Flight IPA, Citra Pale Ale (Award Winner), Blue Moon Clone, Simcoe/Citra/Amarillo Pale Ale, English India Pale Ale, Cream ale, Liberty Cream ale, 2012 Harvest Ale, Dog Fish Head 60 Min, Cream of Three Crops

Kegged: KarmaCitra Pale Ale, Land Down Under Pale Ale (Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, & Aus Galaxy hops)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2012, 02:35 PM   #2
Gameface
 
Gameface's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2010
Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 1,809
Liked 483 Times on 280 Posts


humph, I've been adding them at 15min. Guess I've been wasting them.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 07:08 PM   #3
Devin
 
Devin's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Los Alamos, NM
Posts: 419
Liked 89 Times on 49 Posts


Bump to the top. Anybody have any input on this? I am doing my first all-grain this weekend and was planning on using Whirl-floc for the first time (haven't used it in my previous extract batches). However, in many of my recent extract batches, I have employed the hop-steeping technique, which I plan to use for this all-grain. So, do you think I should add the whirlfloc near the end of the steep instead of at 5 mins left in the boil?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 07:24 PM   #4
F250
Recipes 
 
Oct 2012
Jefferson City, MO
Posts: 517
Liked 36 Times on 33 Posts


I'm holding a bottle of whirlfloc in my hand produced by LD Carlson. On their factory label it states 'add 1 tablet per 5-10 gallons within the last 15 min of boil'.

Rick
__________________
Primary - Big Pale Citra Ale (AG)(1.063)
Secondary - Bitter (AG)
Bottled - Best Bitter, Bitter, SNPA clone
On deck - Tank #7 clone.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 07:56 PM   #5
SurlyBrew
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
St. Paul, MN
Posts: 189
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by 69Bronc View Post
Bump to the top. Anybody have any input on this? I am doing my first all-grain this weekend and was planning on using Whirl-floc for the first time (haven't used it in my previous extract batches). However, in many of my recent extract batches, I have employed the hop-steeping technique, which I plan to use for this all-grain. So, do you think I should add the whirlfloc near the end of the steep instead of at 5 mins left in the boil?
Ever since switching to all grain, a half tablet didn't seem to be enough. Not sure why. I tried 1 tablet at 10 mins and had a much better cold break. I also did a 20 minute hop stand and didn't seem to effect it at all.
__________________
Primary: Chinook/Simcoe Black IPA, Scottish Wee Heavy

Bottled: Dunkelweizen, Caribou Slobber Ale, Smooth Nut Brown Ale, Surly Furious Clone, Amarillo Pale Ale, Falconers Flight IPA, Citra Pale Ale (Award Winner), Blue Moon Clone, Simcoe/Citra/Amarillo Pale Ale, English India Pale Ale, Cream ale, Liberty Cream ale, 2012 Harvest Ale, Dog Fish Head 60 Min, Cream of Three Crops

Kegged: KarmaCitra Pale Ale, Land Down Under Pale Ale (Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, & Aus Galaxy hops)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 07:58 PM   #6
SurlyBrew
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
St. Paul, MN
Posts: 189
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by F250 View Post
I'm holding a bottle of whirlfloc in my hand produced by LD Carlson. On their factory label it states 'add 1 tablet per 5-10 gallons within the last 15 min of boil'.

Rick
Mine says that too, but I've heard and read plenty stating that this is wrong. Although, this last brew I used a whole tablet at 10 and had a much better cold break. When doing extract, I would add 1/2 at 5 mins and had excellent cold break. All grain has been yeilding different results though.
__________________
Primary: Chinook/Simcoe Black IPA, Scottish Wee Heavy

Bottled: Dunkelweizen, Caribou Slobber Ale, Smooth Nut Brown Ale, Surly Furious Clone, Amarillo Pale Ale, Falconers Flight IPA, Citra Pale Ale (Award Winner), Blue Moon Clone, Simcoe/Citra/Amarillo Pale Ale, English India Pale Ale, Cream ale, Liberty Cream ale, 2012 Harvest Ale, Dog Fish Head 60 Min, Cream of Three Crops

Kegged: KarmaCitra Pale Ale, Land Down Under Pale Ale (Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, & Aus Galaxy hops)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 08:23 PM   #7
sok454
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
chatham, il
Posts: 743
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts


I assume this used to help clear up the beer? I used it today in two extract batches I did.
__________________
Started brewing October 2012 with the Irish Car Bomb Stout (extract)

June 2013 Moved to BIAB/Partial Mash

August 2013 Moved to Full Mash 5 Gal MT

August 2013 Russian Imperial Stout "Time Warp Tongue Tickler" won Gold at local brew competition. Only 12 weeks from brew date!!!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 08:41 PM   #8
BassBeer
 
BassBeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Asheville, NC
Posts: 382
Liked 51 Times on 39 Posts


Since the hot steep isn't "boiling" I would imagine that the extra time wouldn't apply.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 09:58 PM   #9
FuzzeWuzze
I Love DIY
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
FuzzeWuzze's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
Newberg, Oregon
Posts: 3,083
Liked 416 Times on 306 Posts


I always have huge cold break adding it at 15 minutes

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 10:13 PM   #10
sok454
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
chatham, il
Posts: 743
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts


I used it for the first time today and I swear my 2 batches I did today both seem to be cloudier then the other ones were without it. Should it help more as the fermentation progresses?

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Too much whirlfloc? McGlothan Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 03-03-2012 06:51 AM
Yay! for whirlfloc! Soldevi Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 01-23-2012 03:31 AM
To WhirlFloc or Not to WhirlFloc MarzBock Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 01-13-2011 03:04 PM
Whirlfloc DtownRiot Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 01-06-2009 07:33 PM
Whirlfloc ??? fretman124 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 08-24-2007 10:49 PM


Forum Jump