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I have used Irish moss in my last couple of extract batches by adding it (dry) into the last 15 minutes of the boil. Then I was reading somewhere, can't remember where, that you should rehydrate it before adding to the boil. I suppose that this can't hurt, but is it necessary?

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When I use it (at my local brew-on-premises shop), it's added dry to the boil usually with the second hop addition about 15 minutes before the end of the boil.

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If you are using extract what is the benefit of using Irish moss or whirfloc?

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If you are using super moss, you have to rehydrate with wort. If you are using regular Irish moss, you don't. It will be on the instructions if you need to.

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If you are using extract what is the benefit of using Irish moss or whirfloc?

Helps clear protein haze

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How much Irish Moss would be used for a lbk batch?

 

Like with many things, the directions are on the product.   ;)   1 teaspoon per 5 gallons.  LBK is 2.13 gallons, so 2.13/5 = 0.43 teaspoons, call it 1/2.  Jim hit it on the head.  https://storefront.ldcarlson.com/storefrontCommerce/itemDetail.do?item-id=2912&order-quantity=1&item-index=0&customer-item=6109A&order-uom=&warehouse-id=2&item-number=6109A

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If you are using extract what is the benefit of using Irish moss or whirfloc?

It would benefit exactly the same as using it for an all-grain batch.

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FYI Whirlfloc and Irish Moss are the same thing, just one is pressed into a tablet.  I generally use 1/2 tablet for a 5 gallon batch.

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In addition to the success with beer clarity, I was sold on always using Irish Moss when I read it helps with beer stability. After brewing a certain number of batches, I have enough in my closet that I have a variety of styles to enjoy with several months of conditioning. The stability comes from the same source as the clarity: removal of particulates. I use 1/2 tsp in a 2 to 2.5 gallon batch.

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