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Old 02-17-2013, 11:43 PM   #1
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With the crazy hop schedule of the beer I made today, I forgot to add the Irish Moss. The cooled wort definitely did not have the cold break as it usually does. It's racked and on the yeast now.

Is there anything I can do in the primary to help the beer clear?
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:22 AM   #2
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Hell, I forget my Irish moss at least half the time. By the time the beer is bottled and properly carbed, they have all been clear.

Don't sweat it.

 
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:24 AM   #3
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Hell, I forget my Irish moss at least half the time. By the time the beer is bottled and properly carbed, they have all been clear.

Don't sweat it.
Sweating not occurring.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:51 AM   #4
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You can cold crash before you bottle.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:10 AM   #5
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If you use some gelatin when you cold crash it works much better
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:19 AM   #6
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I really can't tell any difference with or without the moss after having forgotten it many times....

 
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:25 AM   #7
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I may try the cold crash. I haven't attempted that since I don't have a dedicated refrigerator. Could I just do that in a cooler with ice water? I only brew gallon batches so my gallon jug fits easily in a cooler.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:03 PM   #8
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That should work. Most people use frozen water bottles to keep it cold.

 
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:08 PM   #9
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I pretty much have forgotten Irish moss for 99% of my batches, and guess what? After a month long primary my beer is crystal clear regardless. It's all about how you handle your beer after. Long primary, or a secondary and/or cold crashing and careful racking has more of an impact on our beer I think, than adding a kettle adjunct.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:16 PM   #10
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I usually bottle after 3 weeks in the primary, but I'll probably give this one an extra week. Thanks all.
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