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Old 11-20-2007, 06:34 AM   #1
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Here's a data point for gelatin!!!

I had a cloudy belgian that had been in primary for a month, so I moved to secondary for another 3 weeks or so and added one packet of gelatin in a cup of water. The results speak for themselves, but in truth, the picture doesn't even do it justice. This is a very very clear beer.

Now, of course, people want to know about carbonation. Well, this beer was bottle conditioned and carbed up nicely in under two weeks (the beer had been sitting for 40 minutes or so and still has a bit of head left), it's just got a little bit more to go.



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Old 11-20-2007, 09:39 AM   #2
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It's a beauty! I've only ever used finings with my mead, never with beer. I may need to give it a shot!



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Old 11-20-2007, 01:32 PM   #3
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Awesome, this is the exact info I've been looking for. I want to see if I can hurry up clarifying a bit when I rack to secondary next week (assuming fermentation completes) so i can give my beer 3 weeks in the bottle before Christmas - just wasn't sure if I'd still be able to bottle carb, or of I should consider repitching at bottling.

How much gelatin did you use?

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Old 11-20-2007, 01:33 PM   #4
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I've been considering finings but I've read that they can strip some of the flavor/body from the beer...

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Old 11-20-2007, 01:55 PM   #5
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I use gelatin fairly often for fining in the secondary, one packet in one cup, just like Humpsalot described. I've never noticed a difference in flavor or body from my unfined beers. They are brilliantly clear very quickly, though, even the dry hopped ones.


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Old 11-20-2007, 02:03 PM   #6
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Here's a data point for gelatin!!!...The results speak for themselves, but in truth, the picture doesn't even do it justice. This is a very very clear beer.
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Old 11-20-2007, 02:15 PM   #7
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Yup, I used it on my holiday cider bc I'm not going to carb it and MAN it's freaking clear and only took a day or 2 awesome stuff!!

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Old 11-20-2007, 04:32 PM   #8
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Is it just unflavored Jellow brand?

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I love gelatin. I use the bulk stuff from ebrew (and other places I suppose). Much cheaper than buying Knox packages. I don't think it is unflavored Jello, but I'm not %100 sure about that.

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Is it just unflavored Jellow brand?
I think it's like "Knox" or something. Jello brand may make it. It comes in smaller packets and is unflavored. Baking goods sections usually have it.

I'm like Mr X though. I buy it by the pounds from HB suppliers. Pretty darn cheap and lasts for ever.


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