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Re: Whirfloc Question
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2014, 11:10:03 AM »

I think they're equally effective.  For some reason, though, I keep buying Whirlfloc.

+1.  I use whirlfloc, just for the ease of the tablets.
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Re: Whirfloc Question
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2014, 11:12:23 AM »
Ive always used Irish Moss just because i can buy it by the pound.  I have also NEVER heard of rehydrating it.  Of course ive never really looked for that info, but i cant recall hearing or reading it ever.

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Re: Whirfloc Question
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2014, 01:17:42 PM »
Ive always used Irish Moss just because i can buy it by the pound.  I have also NEVER heard of rehydrating it.  Of course ive never really looked for that info, but i cant recall hearing or reading it ever.

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The rehydration info is pretty well known.  Supposedly, it makes it more effective.  I used it both dry and rehydrated and I'd say it _might_ have been a _bit_ better rehydrated.
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Re: Whirfloc Question
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2014, 01:22:22 PM »
supposedly you can also blend the irish moss into a powder for more effect. this essentially makes it into whirlfloc without the nifty tablet shape.
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Re: Whirfloc Question
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2014, 02:16:29 PM »
supposedly you can also blend the irish moss into a powder for more effect. this essentially makes it into whirlfloc without the nifty tablet shape.


That shop of low repute 30 minutes from Davis sells "Super Moss." Basically ultra fine ground that looks like cocoa powder.

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Re: Whirfloc Question
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2014, 02:24:17 PM »
Ive always used Irish Moss just because i can buy it by the pound.  I have also NEVER heard of rehydrating it.  Of course ive never really looked for that info, but i cant recall hearing or reading it ever.

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The recipe that came with my "Advanced Homebrewing Kit", back in 1998, said I was supposed to rehydrate the Irish Moss.  I did exactly as the recipes said for many years until one day I just threw it in dry.  I've never seen any issues and it saves, yet one more, dish I have to wash at the end of the day.

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Re: Whirfloc Question
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2014, 06:15:47 PM »
Ive always used Irish Moss just because i can buy it by the pound.  I have also NEVER heard of rehydrating it.  Of course ive never really looked for that info, but i cant recall hearing or reading it ever.

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The recipe that came with my "Advanced Homebrewing Kit", back in 1998, said I was supposed to rehydrate the Irish Moss.  I did exactly as the recipes said for many years until one day I just threw it in dry.  I've never seen any issues and it saves, yet one more, dish I have to wash at the end of the day.

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I'm pretty sure it gets rehydrated when you throw it in the wort!
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