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Old 12-17-2012, 11:42 PM   #331
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For a 5 gallon batch of beer, add 5 grams of gelatin to 10 ounces of water, cover it, and let it sit for an hour (to bloom). Then, gently heat it up and stir to dissolve the gelatin. Heat to 150 - 160. Do not go over 160 degrees. Then, do not let the gelatin cool to under 120 degrees before adding it to your beer. In other words, the gelatin solution should be between 120 and 160 degrees when you add it to your beer and mix it in. Mix it into the beer gently for 2 to 3 minutes.

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I learned about not adding the gelatin below 120 F to cold kegged beer the hard way. I added this around room temp and some of it set so quickly that it blocked my liquid dip tube and I had to take things apart to properly clean it out.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:40 PM   #332
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Sorry, I meant "bottling," not "boiling." You don't foresee a problem adding the gelatin at the same time as adding the dry hops? Can one therefore add gelatin any time after fermentation, regardless of the dry-hopping schedule?

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Ha. That was extra confusing since you boil wort, but bottle beer.
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:55 AM   #333
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Is there any problem using gelatin finings before dry hopping? I'm using leaf hops to dry hop, so I feel like it'd be best if I added the gelatin mixture before I put the dry hops in. Thoughts?

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Old 12-24-2012, 09:59 PM   #334
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Is there any problem using gelatin finings before dry hopping? I'm using leaf hops to dry hop, so I feel like it'd be best if I added the gelatin mixture before I put the dry hops in. Thoughts?
That's what I do. No problem.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:57 PM   #335
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Question.. I don't have irish moss or gelatin handy. i do have sparkaloid. Will it help with the muddy red hook I just put in secondary?

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Old 03-23-2013, 05:41 PM   #336
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So do I want it runny and watery when I add, or slightly gooey? I heated two batches to 170 and cooled the same way. The first batch stayed watery, and now the beer is pouring real cloudy.

The second time the gelatin was....well gelatinous. Not jellowy but thick and still runny/gooey. I haven't tried the results of it yet.

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Newbe question...
I've been reading several theards on gelatin and cold crashing. I have an IPA ready for corny. If I cold crash my secondary, then do the geletin in the secondary... do I leave the secondary in the fridge while the gelatin does it's thing or take it out and let the gelatin work at room temp?

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Newbe question...
I've been reading several theards on gelatin and cold crashing. I have an IPA ready for corny. If I cold crash my secondary, then do the geletin in the secondary... do I leave the secondary in the fridge while the gelatin does it's thing or take it out and let the gelatin work at room temp?
I let mine sit at room temp and it worked great.
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I've been reading several threads on gelatin and cold crashing. I have an IPA ready for corny. If I cold crash my secondary, then do the gelatin in the secondary... do I leave the secondary in the fridge while the gelatin does it's thing or take it out and let the gelatin work at room temp?
You let it work at cold temperatures.

The cold will produce the chill haze, and using gelatin while it is cold, will help precipitate these proteins. It you let it warm up, these proteins become soluble again, and will not be removed by the gelatin.
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So, I have read through this thread and followed one members advice re how to prep and use gelatine. My question is how does one know if the gelatine has worked? I know this sounds stupid but I have an anchor steam ale in the secondary given the volume 5 gallons the beer is dark should it be "clear" as in translucent or "clear" as in there are no floating debris visible in the beer. Many thanks advance for the help and direction.

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