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Re: Dry moss?
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2012, 01:05:20 PM »
Denny,

It  seems that none of these descriptions require boil or a hot environment when IM and proteins interact.

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Re: Dry moss?
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2012, 01:41:48 PM »
That's what I was thinking. It seems like the Irish moss needs to be boiled to extract the k-carrageenan from the plant material, but the interact between it and proteins maybe doesn't have to occur in a hot enviroment?

I like the experiment idea (a, maybe?) provided that you can somehow ensure a less-than-clear beer.

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Dry moss?
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2012, 02:42:56 PM »
Denny,

It  seems that none of these descriptions require boil or a hot environment when IM and proteins interact.

Kai

Hmm, guess I didn't read it that way.  It would be nice to know that it worked without boiling.  I've always understood that it needed the physical action to help coagulate the proteins.


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Re: Dry moss?
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2012, 04:40:26 PM »
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Re: Dry moss?
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2012, 04:55:07 PM »
Hmm, guess I didn't read it that way.  It would be nice to know that it worked without boiling.  I've always understood that it needed the physical action to help coagulate the proteins.

I only read it that way after I was told that it also works cold.

This may mean that gelatin may also work in the kettle.

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Dry moss?
« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2012, 09:14:07 PM »
so "dry" mossing it did not work. I did try boiling some in a small amount of water and pouring that in and presto! It worked, thanks for the help guys
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Re: Dry moss?
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2012, 09:30:18 PM »
That's cool. I think we now established that wet mossing works. That will be useful for those who have IM at hand but no gelatin.

Gelatin is also a pain to dissolve. Maybe I'll give wet mossing a try and use the 7 year old bag of IM that I have.

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