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Old 05-31-2008, 02:30 AM   #21
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speaking of gelatin, I have been meaning to ask what people think about this:
http://www.veganessentials.com/catal...avored-jel.htm
I have a few vegan friends and would hate to say that my beer had animal products in it. Personally I don't really give much of a s"&$ and I have been wanting to try the gelatin trick, but it would be nice not to have a disclaimer on my beers.
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If you look at the nutrition label on that stuff it has 21 grams of carbohydrates, 20 grams of which is sugar, in 1/4 packet. That's 80 grams of sugar in a whole packet. Normal gelatin has 0 carbs. I would bet that the yeast would just have a picnic on that stuff. Probably would not work.
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Old 06-01-2008, 02:27 PM   #22
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This one (http://www.veganessentials.com/catal...l-desserts.htm) might be better, and what about agar-agar anyone tried that?

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Old 06-01-2008, 03:12 PM   #23
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Gelatin works well too well. My hefe is now crystal clear, not what I wanted. I think I will use gelatin for all my other beers now though.

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Old 06-03-2008, 10:32 PM   #24
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Knox gelatin works just fine (haha.) disolve in h20 just like you would for any food recipe, except boil the h20 and let it cool before adding powered gelatin - about a tablespoon for 5 gal brew.

just did a wheat beer, which can be cloudy anyway, and forgot to add i-moss. it was totally cloudy after 3 days in the secondary. just poured about a cup of dissolved gelatin on top and stirred lightly. within 24 hours, was cleared almost completely.

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I have a few vegan friends and would hate to say that my beer had animal products in it.
living in the heart of cattle country here in Colorado...I don't know a lot of vegans...and being a cattle producer as well as an avid hunter / fisher / enjoyer of red meat everywhere...I don't think they'd like me if I did...but isn't yeast a living organism?
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but isn't yeast a living organism?
well yeah, but fruits and veggies are living organisms too, but the point of being a vegan is that they don't eat or wear animal products/byproducts (including milk, eggs, etc.).
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Bringing this back form the dead. I just picked up two 1oz packs of Gelatin Finings from Northern Brewer. They are made by LD Carlson. The instructions on the bottle list mixing 1/2 TSP per 5 gallons, soak in cold water for an hour and then boil to disolve.

Everyone here says do not boil....I am thoroughly confused.

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Bringing this back form the dead. I just picked up two 1oz packs of Gelatin Finings from Northern Brewer. They are made by LD Carlson. The instructions on the bottle list mixing 1/2 TSP per 5 gallons, soak in cold water for an hour and then boil to disolve.

Everyone here says do not boil....I am thoroughly confused.
Trust me:
  • I use a Tbs per five gallons
  • I let the powder sit for 10 minutes to slightly dissolve.
  • I heat the mix over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes until the gelatin completely disappears...never letting it boil.

If you do this, it will work just fine.
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I did that and my beer was the clearest I have ever had.

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