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Old 08-29-2012, 03:21 PM   #1
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What is the effect of excess irish moss in primary fermentation? I accidentally dumped about 3/4 ounce into the boil for a 5 gal. batch!

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Old 08-29-2012, 06:53 PM   #2
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Shouldn't be a problem. You might end up with a super clear beer, but everything that goes in the fermenter will drop out in the trub, and Irish moss shouldn't affect the flavor or anything like that.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:23 PM   #3
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I've seen recipes recommending five times as much Irish moss as the manufacturer's directions. Doesn't seem to have any impact on the beer.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:26 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by gongfu View Post
What is the effect of excess irish moss in primary fermentation?
Excess clarity?

Haha, just kidding. Irish Moss won't change the flavor, at least not that much; I bet it'll be fine. Your beer should be super clear!

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