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Old 12-11-2008, 07:56 PM   #1
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i added a whirfolic tablet during the last 10minutes of the boil but would it also be a good idea to add another one to sugar water i add when i bottle?

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Old 12-11-2008, 07:59 PM   #2

I'd say you'd just be wasting a Whirlfloc tablet. Are you trying to further clarify the beer? Gelatin + cold-crashing will help tremendously.

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Old 12-11-2008, 08:11 PM   #3
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That won't do you any good at all. It would just be a waste of a tablet.
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:22 PM   #4
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total waste. whirlfloc is basically irish moss. it works at the molecular level using negative ions in the whirlfloc to attach to positively charged ions, making them clump up, and fall to the bottom of the kettle during the chilling phase.
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Old 12-12-2008, 02:59 PM   #5
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Whirlfloc & irish moss need to be boiled to bind effectively. If you want to clarify a fermented beer; gelatin, polyclar, etc. are your choices.
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