L.D. Carlson – Irish Moss 1 oz
L.D. Carlson – Irish Moss
– Irish moss is a specific type of algae that is used as a thickener in a variety of products.
– In beer making, Irish moss is added during the last 15 minutes of the boil, to help coagulate and settle out proteins.
– It improves formation and compaction of the hot-break, the gelatinous mass that forms after boiling and during cooling.
– Some users recommend prior rehydration in water, or a full hour boil with Irish moss, but common usage is 15 minutes in the boil.
1 tsp. per 5 gallons