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Old 12-06-2006, 01:43 AM   #1
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How many of you use them, and can they be used in single stage fermentation? And do they make a big difference.



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You need to get the brew off of the trub before you use finings. Most of them work by binding particles & proteins and the trub has a lot of particles in it. To get really good results, rack a second time, then add the finings. I've used them a few times, they worked.



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Thanks, that makes sense. I will have to wait to try it until I get my second carboy.

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You need to get the brew off of the trub before you use finings. Most of them work by binding particles & proteins and the trub has a lot of particles in it. To get really good results, rack a second time, then add the finings. I've used them a few times, they worked.
Don't mean to hijack but...

If th wort has been in the secondary for a week, would it be alright to add the finings this late in the game?

Is it sterile? Ok to just toss in?

I am eager to try the finings yet I just racked to the 2nd a few days ago.
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