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Old 05-06-2006, 11:34 AM   #1
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Joy of Homebrewing recipe has Irish moss in the boil. I'd think this wouldn't be necessary for a wiezen which is typically cloudy anyway. Thoughts? I'm brewing today.

 
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Old 05-06-2006, 11:52 AM   #2
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I followed this recipe last Wednesday and wondered the same thing. I think the cloudiness in a weizen comes from the yeast, while irish moss helps with the coagulation of proteins during the boil, which is always desirable. I might be wrong, but I ended up using it.

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Old 05-06-2006, 12:28 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by mysterio
I followed this recipe last Wednesday and wondered the same thing. I think the cloudiness in a weizen comes from the yeast, while irish moss helps with the coagulation of proteins during the boil, which is always desirable. I might be wrong, but I ended up using it.
You don't need Irish Moss in a hefe...in fact in a German Hefe it's almost sacriligious.

The cloudiness in a wheat beer comes from the wheat, not the yeast.
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