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Old 08-06-2007, 04:30 AM   #1
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I have been reading about people using gelatin to clear their beers. I think somebody said Knox unflavored gelatin. Is this the same as what you'd buy at the grocery store in the baking aisle?

If so, how much do you guys use, and when do you use it? in the boil? in the primary/secondary?

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Old 08-06-2007, 05:11 AM   #2
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I don't use it but, yes you can find it in your grocery store in little packets. You can get it bulk for MUCH cheaper at restaurant supply stores. I picked some up at Smart & Final.

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Old 08-06-2007, 05:37 AM   #3
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Just make sure you tell people your beer is no longer vegan.

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If so, how much do you guys use, and when do you use it? in the boil? in the primary/secondary?
This thread from yesterday has a lot of good detailed info on gelatin use. I gave it a try today with my APA, I'm hoping it will help remove some of the tannins from my ill-fated grain crushing/food processor experiment.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=35563
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Just make sure you tell people your beer is no longer vegan.
Isnt gelatine cow hooves?
If so its not vegetarian either
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Isnt gelatine cow hooves?
If so its not vegetarian either
FWIW, that is implicit considering vegan is be the more "extreme" version of vegetarian.
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Just make sure you tell people your beer is no longer vegan.
Especially when you serve it with Pulled Pork & Brisket!

I'm a member of PETA. Nothing vegan at my house, so I'm safe if I use gelatin.

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I'm pretty sure my beer stopped being vegan when I tossed that boston butt into the boil...
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I've got a serious question: the only finings I've used have been shellfish---KC Superkleer. But I have some gelatin at home that I got from AHS, and I've yet to use it. My worry is that it will cause too much yeast flocculation and possibly hurt the bottle carbonation process. Is this a valid concern?

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I have heard that over fining can strip out enough yest to be problematic but if you use as directed it is no problem.

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