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Old 01-06-2013, 03:08 PM   #11
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I've always put it in straight from the container with 20 minutes to go per Papazian. That said, it's always nice to follow package directions if you don't have any experience.


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Old 01-06-2013, 04:15 PM   #12
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When you use it the first time your wort is going to looking really strange as opposed to what you may be used to. The Irish moss as I understand groups proteins together. This is what clears it in the end but also makes it look like you have huge chunks of stuff floating around. It reminds me of Chinese egg drop soup. I say this so you don't get nervous and think you ruined it. It will be clear after a few weeks.


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Old 01-06-2013, 04:19 PM   #13
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I add my WhirlFloc at flameout.
There are several thoughts on this..I usually add at 10mins. How are the results at flameout? Kind of make sense at flameout then whirlpool.

Anybody else use at flameout verses 10/15 mins? (and thought process on this?)
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:47 AM   #14
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When you use it the first time your wort is going to looking really strange as opposed to what you may be used to. The Irish moss as I understand groups proteins together. This is what clears it in the end but also makes it look like you have huge chunks of stuff floating around. It reminds me of Chinese egg drop soup. I say this so you don't get nervous and think you ruined it. It will be clear after a few weeks.
Yea thats probably what I will do. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:09 PM   #15
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I've always used it in the last fifteen minutes of the boil. I rarely have beers that don't clear nicely.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:13 PM   #16
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The next time I use it, I'll wait until flame out to see if I notice any difference in the clarity of the final product. When I do use it, I have been adding it with about 15 minutes to go on the boil and I add a teaspoon for a 5 gallon batch.
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Papazian's Joy of Homebrewing says 1/2 tsp. for 5 gallons with 15 minutes left in the boil.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:58 PM   #18
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I want to try irish moss or some other fining agent to clarify the beer but am concerned as to whether or not there will be enough yeast left to make good carbonation after I add the priming sugar for bottling.

Has anyone had any issues with irish moss or other fining additives inhibiting bottle carbonation?
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I've always used it in the last fifteen minutes of the boil. I rarely have beers that don't clear nicely.
+1 to this.
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I want to try irish moss or some other fining agent to clarify the beer but am concerned as to whether or not there will be enough yeast left to make good carbonation after I add the priming sugar for bottling.

Has anyone had any issues with irish moss or other fining additives inhibiting bottle carbonation?
Irish moss has no effect on yeast, it will not affect bottle priming at all.

I usually add a teaspoon at 15 min, since that's what the bag from AHS says. I've had pretty good results with it.


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