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Old 02-14-2011, 05:02 AM   #191
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Sounds good. I'll throw it in my kegerator for a day so it cools down nicely.

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Old 02-20-2011, 02:23 AM   #192
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One of the best threads I've read to date. I've just added gelatin for the first time tonight. Did as many have directed, boil, cool, add, rest, pour... I used ~1 tsp for my 5 gallon batch of Boston Lager clone. It was already pretty clear but I want it perfectly clear. Added the fining to my keg and racked onto it. Can't wait to see the results.

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Old 02-20-2011, 06:38 PM   #193
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Hold long do you usually let the secondary sit with gelatin in it before you bottle or keg?

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Old 02-21-2011, 12:30 AM   #194
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Hold long do you usually let the secondary sit with gelatin in it before you bottle or keg?
If the beer is already cold then I only leave it 24 hours max, though it usually clears up overnight.

If the beer is room temperature I give it 3-5 days.
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:26 PM   #195
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Cold as in 40 degrees cold or anything under room temp?

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I'd say < 50*F will do fine

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I'd say < 50*F will do fine
Tough to do but I will try.

You guys just pour in the gelatin while still warm and just let it do it's thing or do you have to stir it?
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So I used the gelatin for the first time and had some questions. Mine was floating at the top when I went to rack the beer. Is that ok or did I not get it cold enough?

When I poured it into the beer I didn't mix it around or anything. Would that cause it not to work right?

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Well you need to dissolve it first!

You'll want to get about a cup of water on the stove and add the gelatin to it. Then get it hot but not boiling. Boiling the gelatin will denature it and it will become useless. Once it's fully dissolved let it sit for 30 minutes to let the gelatin "bloom", then add it to the bottom of a secondary vessel and rack your beer on top of that. The whirlpool action from swirling will ensure it's properly dispersed throughout all of the liquid.

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I did all of that to the t. Followed biermunchers post.

I didn't swirl it into the beer just poured it in.

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