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A kettle fining derived from seaweed. Add 1 teaspoon per 5 gallons to the last 15 minues of the boil to enhance cold break (protein coagulation).
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- 4.9 / 5.015 ReviewsIrish MossRecently moved from Extract Kit brewing to All Grain brewing (with coolers for mashing and sparging). A teaspoon of Irish moss with 10 to 15 minutes left in the boil seems to help to get clearer beer.August 7, 2016Dancing with irish Mossthis is very nice moss and in a quantity that I had some left over for the next batch. My guy is very excited and is looking forward to having his 'Authentic Irish Red' in time for July 4.June 2, 2016Good ProductCame on time and in good shape. Product was as advertised.May 24, 2016Irish Moss...Works as advertised. I use 1 teaspoon in every 5 gallon batch of beer, except my wheats of course...January 10, 2016On pointNorthern Brewer got everything together and sent the fastest I've experienced. I will definelty be using them againDecember 12, 2015Will find out in a few weeksWill find out in a few weeks! Used in my last brewNovember 11, 2015works wellwhat can i say it dose what it says and it works wellAugust 28, 2014MandatoryToday is the first day I have every used this stuff my beer is drastically more clear they could charge 5 times the price I would still feel it was a bargain and a new must haveFebruary 23, 2014You Need This!It helps keep beer clear. A few times I've been out and you can really tell when bottling. I view this as mandatory these days.December 26, 2013
- Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 14 answersWhat would happen if you added too much irish moss?BEST ANSWER: There are a lot of variables at play in the taste of a beer. Irish Moss does have a flavor and it is akin to seaweed. Irish Moss should only be added to the boil and with plenty of time (15min) prior to finish.
Too much has the potential for adding an undesirable flavor. That being said: How much flavor would be detectable would depend on how bold the flavors in the beer are.
If you are not satisfied with your fining agent, I would step it up to whirlfloc. http://www.northernbrewer.com/whirlfloc-10-tablet-pack Personally I prefer Irish Moss as I am adding for stabilization and not appearance. I have found whirlfloc to be a bit more effective at producing clarity. Gelatin also seems to do a very complete job of clarifying.Is this more for the golden beers, pilsners, ales, or can this be used for stouts and porters? I'm just r Ying to get rid of the junk in the bottom of the bottle. Using a secondary next batch. (Only done the 1 gallon thus far) thanksBEST ANSWER: Hi there,
Irish moss can be used in any beer and is used in the last 5 minutes of a boil. It's generally used as a clarifier by helping proteins clump together. Cheers!I just ordered irish moss (NB) and read something saying not for extract brewing, is it so ?BEST ANSWER: It's fine to use it. Extract wort contains the same proteins as all grain wort and that's what the compounds in Irish Moss bind to. Now the question is if it's needed in any case. Opinions vary.What are the advantages of this product, if any over Whirlfoc?BEST ANSWER: I've never used Whirlfloc so I can't speak for how good of a job it does. I've always been satisfied with Irish moss and it's about half the price of Whirlfloc. Lastly, from what I've read, Whirlfloc has carrageenan in it which is a known carcinogen. I try to stay away from items with carrageenan in them (and yes I realize pretty much everything nowadays has some link to cancer).I see it's 1 tsp per 5 gallons. Is there any measurement if you're just making 1 gallon jugs? (I guess I could say 1/5th tsp but that seems pretty darn small)BEST ANSWER: You would just scale it down, it would be fine to go with 1/4 tsp. You don't want to overdo it, the 1/4 tsp should work fine. -Mike W, Northern Brewer