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Old 07-10-2009, 02:46 AM   #91
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You add the priming sugar at the time you bottle. Otherwise, the sugar gets eaten by the yeast and all the carbonation goes out your airlock. You use the finings at least a couple days or more before.

The gelatin may drop out some of the yeast, but as long as there is some yeast left, it will carbonate. In theory, it might take longer, but I have not noticed a big difference.

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Old 07-14-2009, 03:47 PM   #92
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Thanks Neuron555. I had a feeling that was the case. I have done this before, but I am trying to improve the process as I haven't had spectacular results.

My main goal has been to reduce sediment. The most recent time, the beer was pretty clear, and the sediment was pretty manageable, but i had had a bit of a... skin on top that seemed gelatin related... I am not really sure. I still bottled it after some skimming, and it tasted fine and didn't seem to have any adverse reactions.

My worry was to reduce amount of contact with air and to keep better covered this time while in process.

Last time. i racked into secondary, added gelatin, let sit for about 3-4 days. Then I racked back to primary to get it off of the sediment I was trying to remove... but then I racked back to secondary onto the priming sugar since it has the nozzle. Seems a little ludicrous...

So this time, I am just leaving in secondary and adding sugar directly to bottles...

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Old 07-27-2009, 10:57 PM   #93
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I have read all 9 pages of this thread. Some great info, but i can't figure out when to add priming sugar for bottling. Has anyone fined their batch and then carbonated in the bottles?

Should I add the priming sugar with the gelatin? Before? A couple days after?

If I add the priming sugar after, won't I stir things back up?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
You should add your priming sugar (dissolved in a small amount of boiled water) to the bottling bucket at bottling time. You use a separate bottling bucket, right? If not, it's worth the investment.
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:42 PM   #94
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I'm going to do my first Gelatin trials with 10 gallons of a Fat Tire clone. They're already in kegs, so I'll just add to the kegs hopefully tonight. The first will have a few days to claer before there's room in the keezer for it, and the second will have even log until the firs this gone. Then my second trial will be done BEFORE racking to keg with the my Campfire Poter that's fermenting now.

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Anybody added the gelatin as you rack into the bottling bucket? Since the bottles will be chilled in the fridge anyway, it seems to me that this would be the easiest thing to do if it does not create some sort of problem.

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Old 08-18-2009, 01:14 PM   #96
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It will be clearing in your bottles, thus leaving all the sediment in there. It would made more sediment in your bottles for pouring.

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Old 08-26-2009, 09:48 PM   #97
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will adding gelatin to the secondary raise the gravity before it has had time to work?

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Not sure I follow your thinking here. Gelatin is not going to raise gravity, and what do you mean "before it has time to work?

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I have a batch of wheat beer (my first all grain using bag method) which was very cloudy. I added warm gelatin to a secondary and transferred the primary to the secondary. I thought I would take a gravity reading and it was at 1.028 after fermenting for 3 and 1/2 weeks. Of course I was very dissapointed to have such a high FG but then remembered the warm gelatin would rise to the top of the fermenting bottle. Hence my Question.

I turned my fermenting refridgerator down to 50 deg with the idea of taking another reading in about 4 days to see what I have then.

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On a side note, wheat beers are supposed to be cloudy, second, I'm not sure what teh gravity reading would be of gelatin......

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