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Old 08-09-2007, 07:17 AM   #1
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A philosophical question as it were. I brewed an Oktoberfest today but the recipe called for Irish Moss. Now, would adding Irish Moss to a batch of beer push it outside the bounds of the Reinheitsgebot?

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Old 08-09-2007, 08:19 AM   #2
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Short answer: yes, it will be outside of the bounds.

If a recipe calls for something besides barley, hops, water or yeast, it is not Reinheitsgebot compliant. That does not in itself make it a bad recipe, just not one that follows the purity law.

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For Reinheitsgebot purists, the addition of kettle coagulants is not allowed.

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Irisher Muss ist night drin das Reinheitegebot.

This is one reason an O'fest is brewed in March...with cold storage (lagering) all summer long all the yeast falls out resulting in a clear brew.
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