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Old 12-13-2008, 02:26 PM   #1
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I currently do not have the set up to do a 5 gal boil. I am planning on getting a 5 gal pot to do a 3-4 gal boil.

I see recipes call for 1 tsp for 5 gal boil. Do I just half that for a 2 to 2.5 gal boil or does it really matter?


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Old 12-13-2008, 02:48 PM   #2
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Just use it in the correct ratio.


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Old 12-13-2008, 03:03 PM   #3
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I have always used 1 tsp when doing condensed boils. I always figured the amount of Irish Moss was based on the amount of malt not the overall volume of the boil.
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[QUOTE=Tenchiro;1007444]I have always used 1 tsp when doing condensed boils. QUOTE]
Yeah me too. All the partial-boil kits I've done all instructed 1tsp with 15 mins left. I've been happy with the results. Using too much won't hurt anything although if I could reduce my usage by 50% and still get the same results....
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I've never used it before but have heard wonderful things.


DO i add it 15 min into boil or with 15 minutes left in boil? I've heard both.
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I do it when I have 15 min left
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Add at the last 15 minutes of boil.
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I've seen a bunch of recipes with the moss going into the boil but my friend was telling me he actually puts some in his fermenter. Anyone ever do that?
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I switched to whirfloc, and just chuck a tablet in with 10-15 minutes left in the boil. The particle size with Irish moss varies a lot, and I don't like the idea of passing the larger bits through my plate chiller.

More accurately, I don't like the idea of them not making their way OUT of my plate chiller!


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