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Title: Ooops Test
Post by: klickitat jim on September 06, 2013, 08:43:48 PM
Brewed an IPA yesterday. All went well. Enjoying the sun, watching wife paint. Then a thunder storm rolled in. Slightly distracting. I just realized I didn't add nutrients or whirlfloc. So an accidental test is in progress. Will see if it's really needed in an IPA.

Second thought. If yeast pulls some hop character out why wouldn't whirlfloc? Maybe one shouldn't use finings in an IPA ?

Anyone ever figure that one out?
Title: Re: Ooops Test
Post by: narvin on September 06, 2013, 09:03:17 PM
Kettle finings like whirlfloc will remove protein haze, but unlike the large amount of yeast I don't think it would be enough to remove hop flavor.  If your IPA is going to be a bit cloudy from hops or yeast, I wouldn't personally worry about it.
Title: Re: Ooops Test
Post by: Three on September 06, 2013, 11:02:06 PM
Brewed an IPA yesterday. All went well. Enjoying the sun, watching wife paint. Then a thunder storm rolled in. Slightly distracting. I just realized I didn't add nutrients or whirlfloc. So an accidental test is in progress. Will see if it's really needed in an IPA.

Second thought. If yeast pulls some hop character out why wouldn't whirlfloc? Maybe one shouldn't use finings in an IPA ?

Anyone ever figure that one out?

BYO and Basic Brewing did an experiment.....

I haven't listened to this yet but will....

http://www.basicbrewing.com/index.php?page=basic-brewing-radio-2010

Scroll down to this....

June 10, 2010 - BYO-BBR Irish Moss Experiment
James, Steve, and Blake Lyon evaluate the experiment that attempts to determine whether Irish Moss or other fining agents make a difference in homebrew.


Title: Re: Ooops Test
Post by: klickitat jim on September 07, 2013, 01:44:08 AM
Thanks. I'll check it out next time I find 3G