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dexter_craig 02-05-2008 01:24 PM

gelatin finings?
I see it in the Midwest catalog but isn't gealatin the same all over if it's unflavoured?

Soulive 02-05-2008 01:27 PM

You can use Knox gelatin from the grocery store...

ohiobrewtus 02-05-2008 01:28 PM

It is my understanding that unflavored gelatin will serve the same purpose.

dexter_craig 02-05-2008 01:47 PM

How much and how and when in the process?

mr x 02-05-2008 02:35 PM

Use it in the secondary. Most people use one full knox pack, whatever that is. It is much cheaper to buy in bulk though if you think you will use it.

BierMuncher 02-05-2008 03:24 PM

I use a tablespoon per five gallon batch.

Mix it with hot tap water in a sauce pot, about 1 cup of water per tablespoon.

Stir it up and let it sit for 20-30 minutes to hydrate and bloom.

Put the pot on the stove and heat until it looks like it’s about to start boiling…don’t boil.

Cool slightly (I put my pot in a cold water bath).

Add it (gently) to the secondary (or keg) as you’re racking your beer.

modenacart 05-25-2008 12:48 AM

Why no boil?

BrewDoc_Md 05-25-2008 02:14 AM

boiling will denature the gelatin proteins, killing their clarifying properties.

Hoosierbrewer 05-25-2008 02:14 AM

umm, I think I figured that one out. I had actual jello type material go into my secondary. I should have stopped, but didn't. I now have some jello at the bottom of my secondary. I did not boil, but it was closer to boil than 170.


modenacart 05-26-2008 12:46 AM

Ok, I think I have screwed myself. I want clear beer by Friday night. Right now it looks like mud. I boiled the gelatin for 10 mintues and dumped it in my keg. What can I do now to clean it up?


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