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Old 01-06-2013, 01:40 AM   #1
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Just got some Irish moss in. Has anyone ever used Irish moss to help clear there brew? Any suggestions on using it?


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Old 01-06-2013, 01:42 AM   #2
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Add it in the boil at the last ten to fifteen minutes. It helps with cold break. I use it in every brew.


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Not much to it. Add about a teaspoon's worth, about 15 min before the end of your boil.....done . Have you used other clarifying additives in the past, like whirfloc? If so, procedure is the same.
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Yeah. Not at home right now but I believe it was 1/2TSP @ 15min for a 5gallon batch.
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Add it in the boil at the last ten to fifteen minutes. It helps with cold break. I use it in every brew.
sorry, didn't mean to duplicate, I was slow on the send button....
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I haven't used any clarifying agent before. My secondary is what normally clears it up pretty good. I found the Irish moss on amazon which came from monster brew.
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I use a heaping teaspoon full if it is not powder, a half-teaspoon if it is. It works pretty well to get rid of chill haze.
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I have never used Irish moss before but I decided to give it a try. On the packet it says to preheat water and let soak for about 30 minutes before pitching. Is this right, or should I just ad the half teaspoon to the wort 15 minutes to flame out?
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I have read multiple sources that say to add it with no more than 5 minutes remaining. It's a complex cellulose structure that you are basically rehydrating in the boiling wort. Having it in there 10 minutes or longer starts to denature it and it loses capability. I add my WhirlFloc at flameout.
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I have never used Irish moss before but I decided to give it a try. On the packet it says to preheat water and let soak for about 30 minutes before pitching. Is this right, or should I just ad the half teaspoon to the wort 15 minutes to flame out?
It couldn't hurt, but seems to work fine without re hydrating. I don't use it anymore now that I've found whirloc tabs, but I used to just add it directly to the kettle with no problems.


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