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Old 04-11-2012, 11:38 AM   #1
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I was thinking of using Sparkolloid to clarify a Grodziskie, a smoked wheat beer that traditionally is clear.
Also it is traditionally bottle conditioned.

I was wondering if anyone has had experience using Sparkolloid in clarifying beer and if it will affect the ability to bottle condition.

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Old 04-16-2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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It looks like a few people use it with beer, even though it is more associated with wine. Every mention indicates that it is used in secondary only. Sparkolloid carries a positive charge and yeast is negative, so it will speed up the flocculation of yeast. Because it is used for removing yeast haze I would suspect it would at least lengthen the time required for bottle conditioning. Another consideration is that the manufacturer recommends allowing 30 days and up to 8 weeks after use to avoid bottle precipitation.

I collected a couple links from around this site, since I am curious about this too (I ordered a bunch accidentally and was thinking of trying the extra in some beers).

If I use it I'll report back my experience.

Using sparkolloid in beer:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/what-best-fining-agent-131699/#post1480269
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/there-clarifier-you-can-put-secondary-221387/#post2596044

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Old 04-16-2012, 07:35 PM   #3
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Excellent. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with

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Me too. I've got a bunch I don't use. Since it says for wine on it I've never had the balls to give it a shot on a beer batch.

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