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Old 05-15-2012, 04:48 AM   #1
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I brewed an Irish stout and intended to used Whirlfloc to clarify and Leave in primary for 4 weeks and then straight to bottle. But I forgot to add the Whirlfloc! Should I secondary to clear it up??

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:57 AM   #2
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With any luck, your stout is dark enough that nobody will be able to see through it anyway.

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:06 AM   #3
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You could clarify with gelatin

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:09 AM   #4
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With any luck, your stout is dark enough that nobody will be able to see through it anyway.
That was my initial thought...

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:10 AM   #5
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You could clarify with gelatin
Vegetarian Wife would not allow this...

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:16 AM   #6
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What she doesn't know won't hurt her. Just tell her the horses were dead anyway and to think of it as "recycling."

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:20 AM   #7
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Just let it sit in primary for your planned fermentaion time. You won't have any problem.

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:22 AM   #8
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I made a porter back in december and used irish moss (essentially the same thing as whirlfloc) and it wasn't clear. Dark beers don't need to be clear. You probly won't even notice, unless u hold it up to a light bulb. It'll be ok w/o secondary or clarifying agents. No taste impact either way, and your probably not throwing this in a competition so its fine.

 
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:31 AM   #9
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I made a porter back in december and used irish moss (essentially the same thing as whirlfloc) and it wasn't clear. Dark beers don't need to be clear. You probly won't even notice, unless u hold it up to a light bulb. It'll be ok w/o secondary or clarifying agents. No taste impact either way, and your probably not throwing this in a competition so its fine.
I might be hijacking my own thread but where can I find competition rules, kuntz?

 
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:59 AM   #10
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http://www.homebrewersassociation.or...ew-competition

I'm just saying your not gonna be docked points for not having crystal clear beer, its not a rule as far as I know

 
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