Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > How to use gelatin?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-15-2012, 12:00 PM   #1
dalex2004
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 51
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default How to use gelatin?

I used gelatin for the first time the other day on a honey pale ale. I used one teaspoon and dissolved it into about a half cup of boiled water(i didn,t boil the gelatin). Once it cooled to near room temp i added it to my carboy. The beer was around 36F when the gelatin was added. I checked it yesterday and to my surprise it hadn't helped at all. Any suggestions

__________________
dalex2004 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-15-2012, 12:51 PM   #2
phodog
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Mi
Posts: 56
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

How did you check it? did you open it, or just decant some. as it clears all the cloudiness will drop to the bottom and be the first out of the tap, so it may be clearing. also did the jello completely dissolve or just gum up before pitching? I've done that before and it is less efficient that way.

__________________
phodog is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-15-2012, 12:57 PM   #3
johnnyc
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: North Atlanta, GA
Posts: 686
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts

Default

It's not instantaneous for one thing. Also I tend to use a tablespoon in 1-2 cups of boiled but still hot water. Let it bloom for a few minutes then stir it up and dump it in. I swirl the keg after dumping it in and wait a few days. Give it 3-4 days and you should see a difference.

EDIT: Just reread your post. Have you racked your beer to a secondary or are you still on the yeast cake? I've never tried it on a yeast cake but I don't imagine it would work too well.

__________________

Kegged: Hoppy Amber, ESB, Weizenbock, Breakfast Stout, IPA

Fermenting: Yooper's Oktoberfest

johnnyc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-15-2012, 01:26 PM   #4
dalex2004
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 51
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

yea its already in the secondary. I think next time i will try 1 tablespoon in 1 cup instead of the teaspoon. so you usually put it in the keg not the secondary?

__________________
dalex2004 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-15-2012, 01:31 PM   #5
johnnyc
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: North Atlanta, GA
Posts: 686
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts

Default

I don't use it often, usually when I want to serve it young to others who respond better to clear beer. I don't secondary so I use it in the keg. First pint or 2 is a little sludgy but after that its fine.

__________________

Kegged: Hoppy Amber, ESB, Weizenbock, Breakfast Stout, IPA

Fermenting: Yooper's Oktoberfest

johnnyc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-15-2012, 03:52 PM   #6
wailingguitar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Florence, Alabama
Posts: 1,595
Liked 95 Times on 83 Posts
Likes Given: 430

Default

You used plenty, it probably just needs a little more time to do what it does. I use 1/2tsp in 1/4cup of pre boiled water... I put the gelatin in when the temp drops to about 140... mix it in well... give it 10-15 minutes to bloom... drizzle it in...

__________________

"Why did you.... what was the point of... how drunk were you when you decided this was a good idea?" - DMartin

wailingguitar is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-15-2012, 04:54 PM   #7
foltster
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: RDU, NC
Posts: 286
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

...wrong thread oops.

__________________

Still brewing...

foltster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beer Gelatin Hoosierbrewer Recipes/Ingredients 32 07-11-2012 03:28 PM
Gelatin & Bottling...??? ACESFULL Recipes/Ingredients 4 08-31-2011 02:48 AM
Gelatin Question chip82 Recipes/Ingredients 2 08-15-2011 08:52 PM
Gelatin Q's EamusCatuli Recipes/Ingredients 2 02-17-2009 05:38 PM
A word on gelatin jacksonbrown Recipes/Ingredients 30 07-25-2008 05:26 AM