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Whirlfloc or Irish Moss?


read 848 times • 4 replies • posted 9/23/2012 12:10:27 PM

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cbkschubert 2900:44
Which is a better clarifier? Does it make a difference? When I started homebrewing, I used Irish Moss. Over the past several years Iíve been using Whirlfloc mainly do to convenience. Is there really much of a difference? Pros and Cons?
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decaturstevo 4979:131
Originally posted by cbkschubert
Which is a better clarifier? Does it make a difference? When I started homebrewing, I used Irish Moss. Over the past several years Iíve been using Whirlfloc mainly do to convenience. Is there really much of a difference? Pros and Cons?

good question Iíve just made the transition to whirfloc and would like to know as wellcheerstevo
9/23/2012 4:11:15 PM

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NobleSquirrel 3437:209
Whirlfloc works better, IMO. Itís basically ground up Irish moss..
9/23/2012 6:18:51 PM

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bitbucket 2159:63
Irish moss is cheaper, more of a pain to measure and use, and doesnít work as well.

Whirfloc is "blend of Irish Moss and purified Kappa carrageenan that encourages the precipitation of haze causing materials such as proteins and Beta glucans. Prepared in a quick dissolving, highly soluble tablet form."

9/23/2012 10:34:36 PM

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Gazza 726:163
The tablets are, as has been said, powdered Irish Moss with other stuff in there - in the UK some Bicarb of Soda I think and other clarification agents. Certainly for big-scale brewing they are the way forwards, and as you can throw one in per brew (we use 1 tablet per 9 Imp Gallons) there is no measuring to do either.
9/24/2012 2:18:43 AM

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