No, dry-hopping won't wreck the effects of the Irish moss. Irish moss is a fining agent that helps to clarify beer.big supper said:Hi,
I was thinking of including some Irish moss into my recipe for an APA this weeked. I will be dry hopping eventually with pellets. Will the dry hopping wreck the effects of the Irish moss?
Admittedly, I've never tried Whirfloc tablets, but I just add 1/2 tsp of Irish moss 15 minutes before the end of the boil with no rehydration. That also works fine.paranode said:That's what I use also, couldn't be any easier.
That's very true, but it's the price you pay for the beer you choose.:rockin:pjj2ba said:Actually dry hopping can mess up an otherwise nice clear beer. If you use Irish moss, it has done it's thing before going into the fermentor. When you dry hop, you are adding a small amount of proteins too, and these can lead to haze. If you go all out with the dry hopping you will likely end up with a hazy beer. If you only add an ounce, you might luck out, but my dry hopped beers always have a slight haze to them that isn't there in my non dry hopped beers. Maybe if they lasted longer they'd clear up more