What’s your finning preference?

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  1. Semper Sitientem

    Semper Sitientem Well-Known Member

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    What’s your finning preference: Whirlfloc, Irish moss or gelatin?
     
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    My preference is none. That said i use some irish moss and if i really want to try to rush clarification gelatin. Honestly i quit worrying about it a few years ago and in time most beers clear well enough for me.
     
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    I've been using Whirfloc for about the past 6 months and honestly, I can't tell it does much more than time would. For super clear, quickly, I'm with @Head First all the way with gelatine. But I could kinda less and once the Whirfloc is gone l will probably go back to nothing.
     
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    Whirlfloc in the boil and Gelatin after cold crashing to 30f for a couple of days.
     
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    Whirlfloc and gelatin. My light Lagers look polished after fining with gelatin.
     
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    Oh man, I've used Irish moss a lot but a lot without it too however I always cold crash. I have never tried gelatin but since others said it works good I'll have to try it!
    Anyway my beers are usually pretty clear.
     
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    I have used whirlfloc, but if I forget to add it, it's no big deal to me.
     
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    Whirlfloc in the boil only, when my sometimers isn’t kicking in. :rolleyes:
     
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    Run out of seaweed a fair few batches back and havnt bothered getting more I'm settling with no finnings these days beer tastes the same to me just takes more time to clear.
     
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    Was using Irish Moss, switched to whirlfloc when I ran out..haven't noticed much difference between the two, of course my grain to glass STARTS at 5 weeks so, as the Stones said...."time is on my side, yes it is".
     
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    Irish moss in the last 15 minutes of the boil and gelatin a week before bottling if I remember. I find the moss works best if I give the wort about 30 minutes or so after I finishing cooling it for everything to settle out. I put a piece of 2x4 under the front edge of the kettle to encourage everything to settle away from the siphon edge/kettle spigot. The gelatin...the first time i used it I found such a drastic difference in clarity I could hardly believe it.
     
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    KICK carageenan tablets in the kettle and gelatin in the keg if I want a beer to be brilliant.
     

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