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Irish Moss Question
« on: March 18, 2014, 05:09:18 PM »
File this under "probably not worth asking"....so I threw about 3/4 of a tablet of Irish Moss into a 2 gallon batch. The instructions say one tablet for 5-10 gallons. Is this a problem?

Edit...it was Whirlfloc...same thing as Irish Moss?
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Re: Irish Moss Question
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 05:13:28 PM »
Might taste a little off.

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Re: Irish Moss Question
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 05:22:27 PM »
Yeah, pretty concentrated for that amount of beer. Let us know how it turns out.
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Re: Irish Moss Question
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 05:30:17 PM »

Might taste a little off.
Crap. What would that taste like?


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Re: Irish Moss Question
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 05:40:04 PM »
Spirolina, just pass it off as health beer

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Re: Irish Moss Question
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2014, 05:49:17 PM »
Why would it taste off at twice the dose?

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Re: Irish Moss Question
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2014, 06:01:12 PM »
Why would it taste off at twice the dose?

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Are you asking me, or is this a facetious question? If the odds are that it'll taste off, I'd rather dump the two gallons and start over vs. waiting a month to taste off beer.

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Re: Irish Moss Question
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2014, 06:10:28 PM »
Why would it taste off at twice the dose?

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Are you asking me, or is this a facetious question? If the odds are that it'll taste off, I'd rather dump the two gallons and start over vs. waiting a month to taste off beer.
It was an actual question for TX and Hoosier.
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Re: Irish Moss Question
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2014, 06:12:18 PM »

Why would it taste off at twice the dose?

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Almost triple the dose. Those things are made for 10+ gallons and he dropped 3/4 into 2 gallons. I would ride it out and see what happens. Might taste a little seaweedy.

There was an episode of can you brew it where somebody used way too much. Nobody could figure it out until somebody mentioned it tasted like seaweed.

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Re: Irish Moss Question
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2014, 06:15:38 PM »
Good to know.

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Re: Irish Moss Question
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2014, 06:18:54 PM »
That was my understanding too - actually I thought I read a whole tablet was good for 12 gallons. Anyway, I'm not saying he ruined his beer. I've just never used it in that concentration. I'll be curious to see if he notices any off flavor/aroma.
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Re: Irish Moss Question
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2014, 06:25:04 PM »
Hmmm well this is perplexing. I really hate to wait. Perhaps I'll just tough it out for two weeks and check the taste prior to bottling. Now will all you wonderful helpful folks please check my other post about my yeast packet??


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Re: Irish Moss Question
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2014, 10:10:39 PM »
It might turn out fine just six times clearer than normal

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Re: Irish Moss Question
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2014, 05:07:00 AM »
Naw, I'm pretty sure the taste will be off.  At least it was in my beers.  I used Irish Moss for a few batches and I was measuring it out.  I had a taste in the beer I was first calling a 'green' taste.  Finally came to the realization that it tasted like what I would assume chlorophyl tastes like.  When I checked my notes, I found the only new addition was the Irish Moss.
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Re: Irish Moss Question
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2014, 05:16:07 AM »
You asked the ? the right week. One of the article on the AHA main page is about Irish moss.
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