Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Gelatine from the Super Market? - Ok for finings?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-30-2010, 06:07 PM   #1
nickrjsmith
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 63
Default Gelatine from the Super Market? - Ok for finings?

Is the gelatine you get from the supermarket OK for finings? It's just gelatine right?

__________________
nickrjsmith is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-30-2010, 06:10 PM   #2
bdupree
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 264
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Yep, same thing. Just make sure you don't boil it. You'll get beer jello.

__________________
bdupree is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-30-2010, 06:16 PM   #3
the_bird
10th-Level Beer Nerd
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
the_bird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Adams, MA
Posts: 20,493
Liked 367 Times on 303 Posts
Likes Given: 97

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bdupree View Post
Yep, same thing. Just make sure you don't boil it. You'll get beer jello.
You say that like it's a bad thing...
__________________
Come join Yankee Ingenuity!

"I'm kind of toasted. But I looked at my watch and it's only 6:30 so I can't stop drinking yet." - Yooper's Bob
"Brown eye finally recovered after the abuse it endured in Ptown last weekend, but it took almost a full week." - Paulie
"no, he just doesn't speak 'stupid'. i, however, am fluent...." - motobrewer
"... I'll go both ways." - Melana

That'll do, Pigley. That'll do.
the_bird is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-30-2010, 07:34 PM   #4
nickrjsmith
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 63
Default

Do I put it in the Primary for the last few days? Or do I add it to the pressure barrel when priming?

__________________
nickrjsmith is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-30-2010, 08:43 PM   #5
kuphish
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kuphish's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 200
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Personally I add it to the primary and give it 3-5 days, depending on the temperature that I'm conditioning at. I prefer to precipitate out as much yeast as possible before I transfer. Even with this method (and cold crashing), there is plenty of yeast to carbonate in bottles.

__________________
kuphish is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-01-2010, 03:21 AM   #6
wilserbrewer
Vendor
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
 
wilserbrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Jersey Shore, Jersey
Posts: 6,611
Liked 425 Times on 360 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Add the gelatin once the beer is chilled, either primary, secondary or keg.

__________________
wilserbrewer
BIAB Bags, Hop Bags and Ratchet Pulleys for sale

Expert tailor and supplier of custom sized, top quality BIAB bags, hop bags and ratchet pulleys at reasonable pricing

http://biabbags.webs.com



CORONA MILL BUCKET SYSTEM V. 2.0
wilserbrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-01-2010, 06:37 PM   #7
denimglen
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 438
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nickrjsmith View Post
Is the gelatine you get from the supermarket OK for finings? It's just gelatine right?
Probably stating the obvious but make sure it's unflavoured and contains no sugar
__________________
denimglen is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Using Super-Kleen Finings with 1 vs. 2 stage fermentation dsabra11 General Techniques 3 10-23-2012 12:16 AM
Finings nolordsnoleaders General Techniques 16 06-28-2010 05:51 PM
Gelatine before secondary ? Bru General Techniques 2 04-20-2010 11:50 AM
Adding gelatine late in secondary... MCH General Techniques 7 11-04-2008 02:41 PM
Gelatin Finings d_m_s_00 General Techniques 3 01-29-2008 08:43 PM