Where is the option for "try to break tablet in half to use only half, tablet shatters, flies across room, dog chases it, use as many little bits as you can find and retrieve from the floor and or dogs mouth"?
More red herrings,
How about throwing in some black malt into the boil, say.... 15 grains. The tannins extracted should combine with protein and precipitate out in the fridge. On this point I think the more you sparge, the more tannins extracted more chance of creating tannin/protein complexes, more chance of clear beer. Caveat is astringency!
I have been using 1/2 a tablet for a couple of years and have been happy with the results, although I forgot it in my last 2 AG pale ales :angry: so I will be able to compare and see how effective it really is.
If I have it I use 1/4 of a tab per 23 litre brew. Haven't used it in a while.
Pedro kindly gave me some Koppafloc the other day and I used it in my Bock and O'fest on Sunday. It is in powdered form and on advice from several brewers I used a couple of pinches per brew. Results pending.