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Batz

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I notice a lot of recipes call for 1 teaspoon of irish moss , I buy mine in tables , and use 1/2 for an AG brew.
Can this be bought in power form ? I bulk ? Is it cheaper that way?
 
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Hmmmmm opinion seems to be the tablets are better than the powder.

In either case, rehydrate for 15 moins b4 using


JM
 

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opinions do vary batz.
1 tablet per brew
1/2 tablet per brew
me.. i go 1/2 tablet per brew :unsure:
 

Batz

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OK thank big d , me too 1/2 tab.

But would like to know what other AGers do , my brews have been a bit cloudy
 

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batz
if your using jw pale ale malt like me then you can expect a cloudy beer.
it would appear to be a trait of this malt or at least this current batch.
my current crop of first ag trials are darkish beer so may well hide the cloudiness.
if your a fine conossiuer of beers as i no doubt believe you to be such as myself then a little cloudiness will not bother your stomach. :D ;)

cheers
in haze
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G'day everyone,
By tablet do you mean the Wirfloc that Grumpy's sell or is it something else.
Grumpys say to use one eighth of a tablet per boil size to achieve 22 l approx.

I was lucky enough last week to visit Jayse and the Skunk Fart Brewery to spend a brew day with him, and he doesn't use any clearing agent at all however he does a 90 min minimum boil and I think that this helps to produce a clearer beer.
We sampled a few during the afternoon an all were quite good. :chug:

Cheers B B B.
 

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i use the jw tradition ale not probs but i do leave my beer on the yeasr cake for an extra week to clear it up and i used irish moss
 

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OK guys,
So we must consider malt types when trying to achieve clarity in our beers but are those tablets called "whirfloc" Irish Moss or is it something else.
I remember when I was in Grumpys store for my first time and saw a sign that said
" THE IRISH MOSS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING"
Would this be a hint that maybe the whirfloc is not an IM tablet?

Cheers B B B.
 
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whirlfloc is fish guts, i believe

cure for hazes; do a step mash, boil longer/harder, add some gypsum 7 epsom salts to mash liquor, leave beer in primary two weeks like Jazz says, then rack to a cube and put in a COLD fridge for 2-4 weeks, 4 weeks for AG brews. If using IM, rehydrate for 20 mins b4 adding to boil for last 15 mins

I do not use any copper finings

JM
 

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I've used granulated irish moss in the past and am currently using koppafloc.
I do 90 min boils and the only beers I have that are cloudy are my Weizens and the ones I use rolled oats in.
I use 1 tspn of Irish Moss or a couple of little pinches of koppafloc.

Beers,
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fish guts hey :(
wondered where that sardine taste/smell was coming from <_<

seriously though im gonna try the same brew twice.. one with and one without whirlfloc to see if theres a difference.
as i rack then cc i guess i can do without it.

cheers
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Batz

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koppafloc?
Tell me more Doc , and where do I get it and how much
 

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isnt that dried up copperkoat. :eek:
 

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Dried up coppercoat?

I thought it was what you got after you ran into a flock of birds
 

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With this vigorous boil thing to help clear it ... since I aquired a pizza tray that fits my boiler as a lid I can now get a very vigorous boil, only thing I spotted was that a lot of the hop pellets seem to get stuck to the side of the boiler from the froth and bubbles ... so I tone it down to keep this hops in the liquor. Am I being to catious ... thought this may effect my hop utilisations.

Oh and I use 1/2 tab of whirfloc per brew ... can't hurt now can it and they cost next to nothing.
 

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