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Old 05-03-2007, 02:15 PM   #1
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Has anybody ever used these? I got a bottle that said to use 1/2tsp per 5Gallons of beer, but there are no other instructions...

late edit: this is the stuff I got: http://www.brew-winemaking.com/productimages/5982.jpg but I cannot find any info on the web for this manufacturer...

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Old 05-03-2007, 02:23 PM   #2
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Mine say 1 TBS per 225ml water (almost 1 c) of water. Warm until dissolved then add to secondary.

Many directions say to add it prior to bottling, but I like to add mine to the carboy as this makes your brew look like a lava lamp.

Leave it in there about 2-3 days, rack to a bottling bucket and bottle as usual.

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By adding to the secondary do you risk removing so much yeast that you have a hard time getting the bottles to prime? I would like to use this with an upcomming creame ale as I have not had a great deal of luck with Irish Moss. I do not have the equipment to keg so it will have to finish in the bottle.

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By adding to the secondary do you risk removing so much yeast that you have a hard time getting the bottles to prime? ...
Not at all. I add gelatine every time to the secondary. I boil ~ 1/2 cup of water, allow it to cool down to warm; then disolve the packet of Knox gelatine.
I then pour the gelatine/water mix into the secondary prior to racking. I generally leave it in the secondary 1-2 weeks.
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so stupid question, but do you stir it in or just pour the mixture on the surface?

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Just pour it in ...it'll know where to go...

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