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Title: Whirfloc question
Post by: gymrat on October 31, 2012, 05:24:07 PM
I tried whirfloc in the last batch of beer I made. I used S 04 yeast and it had the shortest lag time I have ever experienced with that yeast. Does whirfloc also act as a yeast nutrient? Or was this just a coincidence?
Title: Re: Whirfloc question
Post by: dbeechum on October 31, 2012, 05:31:30 PM
I would say just coincidence. Whirlfloc really is just powdered and compressed Irish moss mixed with some binding agents.
Title: Whirfloc question
Post by: bluesman on October 31, 2012, 05:54:54 PM
I agree. Probably had a very healthy batch of yeast, which accounted for the minimal lag time. WLP002 has typically fermented rather quickly in my experiences.