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Old 03-16-2005, 10:40 PM   #1
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I brewed an APA this weekend and forgot to add the Irish Moss. It's sitting in primary right now. Is there anyway to clear up the beer in secondary? I don't have the means to cold condition, so any other alternatives?



 
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Old 03-16-2005, 11:46 PM   #2
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i've never used irish moss before. stuff coagulates and settles during the cold break as your wort cools from the boil.

just let it be in the primary for a week or so. then rack it to the secondary being very careful not to stirr up what has settled. leave all that trub/yeast/hop sediment behind.

same goes for the secondary. once you've transfered it, just let it be for a spell, 3-4 weeks in the secondary will let alot of particles settle. be careful not to stir it up when you rack to the bottling bucket or keg.


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Old 03-17-2005, 12:31 AM   #3
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Yea, I'm racking to secondary and was gonna let it sit for at least 2 weeks before I bottled.

 
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Old 03-17-2005, 01:33 AM   #4
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some guys/gals here use pollycar and other tings to clear their beer afterwards, sorta like you are inquiring about. i am content to just let it sit, and if it's hazy it's hazy, long as the hops and barley are right i don't much care. but careful racking process, one that doesn't stir up any sedement will do alot.
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