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Old 02-24-2011, 02:29 AM   #201
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Oh well you should be fine then. It'll probably just take a bit longer for the gelatin to start sinking. Once it does it will start dragging everything down with it

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Old 02-24-2011, 06:34 AM   #202
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I let it sit for over a day and just decided to rack.

Guess I have to let it sit longer next time.

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Old 02-27-2011, 04:49 PM   #203
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Does the first pull from a keg ever have gelatin in it? I would think that the amount of gelatin settling to the bottom would get sucked up into the tapped beer.

Also, I like to do the roll and carb method when I first throw a keg into the fridge. Could that cause the gelatin to flow around and get caught up in the dip tube or in the top of the keg or will it just drop down before it has a chance to turn into full jello?

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Old 03-29-2011, 06:02 PM   #204
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How cool do we want to drop the gelatin before putting into keg?

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Old 03-29-2011, 10:54 PM   #205
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If I ever use gelantin, I disolve it in 180 degree water for several minutes to sanitize, then put 50% cold water in solution thereafter before using. Seemed to work fine many times.

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Old 04-05-2011, 11:14 AM   #206
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OK, trying to figure this cold-crash/gelatin thing. I have a cream ale I cold crashed on 3/27. 0n 4/1 I dissolved 1 tsp gelatin in 1 cup hot tap water, let sit 25 minutes, then brought up to 180 degrees, then cooled to about 90 degrees, then poured into the beer. today 4/5, it seems to be a nice jelly-like layer floating on the top of my beer now. If I give the carboy gentle nudge it start to have that lava lamp effect. Did I do something wrong or does it just need more time?

Sould I try the gelatin again?

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Old 04-05-2011, 06:20 PM   #207
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OK, trying to figure this cold-crash/gelatin thing. I have a cream ale I cold crashed on 3/27. 0n 4/1 I dissolved 1 tsp gelatin in 1 cup hot tap water, let sit 25 minutes, then brought up to 180 degrees, then cooled to about 90 degrees, then poured into the beer. today 4/5, it seems to be a nice jelly-like layer floating on the top of my beer now. If I give the carboy gentle nudge it start to have that lava lamp effect. Did I do something wrong or does it just need more time?

Sould I try the gelatin again?
Boil the water, not the gelatin -180 is too hot for the gelatin. Bring the water to a boil, let it cool a bit, dissolve the gelatin in the water, let it bloom and cool for a few minutes, pour it into the beer.
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:31 AM   #208
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Boil the water, not the gelatin -180 is too hot for the gelatin. Bring the water to a boil, let it cool a bit, dissolve the gelatin in the water, let it bloom and cool for a few minutes, pour it into the beer.
OK, sounds like a good method. I'll try it.

Any ideas what to do about the floating goo?
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:24 PM   #209
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Somewhat old thread, but I have to post my results because I'm so impressed with the gelatin trick. Had two half-or-so batches, one a honey blonde and one a mild, both with wicked haze. The blonde was so opaque, it looked like paint. One packet of gelatin, dissolved in 1 cup of 180 water into each keg, three days later, and you can read through the blonde. No real noticable change in the mild though.

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Close up of the blonde:

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Old 06-14-2011, 06:41 PM   #210
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Just an fyi, using a full packet of gelatin is way to much. You can really strip off aroma and even flavor with that much, ask me how I know. The commercial stuff I use only calls for 1/2tsp per 5 gallons. It doesn't take much.


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