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Old 01-01-2009, 11:48 PM   #1
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Is there a point to using irish moss in an oatmeal stout? Will it clear out some of that chewy mouthfeel characteristic of the style?


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Old 01-02-2009, 12:13 AM   #2
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It won't affect the mouthfeel at all, in terms of clarity it won't make much difference either for obvious reasons. You can safely leave it out.


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A stout is still judged on clarity in competitions (shine a light through a nice dark stout and it'll have a pretty dark amber color), but if you're not using it in a competition feel free to leave it out. IMO Irish moss is just for preference, if you want it clear then use it.
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left it out, thanks.
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