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Old 07-30-2010, 04:05 PM   #1
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Default Too late to add gelatin?

I racked a blonde ale to a secondary glass carboy on Wednesday after a week in a primary. Is it too late to add gelatin? In case it matters...
OG 1.040 gravity at racking time 1.004.

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Old 07-30-2010, 04:43 PM   #2
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I add mine after transferring to secondary and let it sit for 3 days or so. You're FINE.

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Old 07-30-2010, 04:48 PM   #3
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Thanks smoking hole. I will probably have to let it sit until next weekend when I can bottle. Is a week or so too long? Sorry, I have never used gelatin but I do want to try to clear it.

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Never too late to add gelatin. A lot of people add it to the keg.

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You can leave it a week no problem. I just dropped some in my saison a few hours ago and I'm headed to myrtle beach for a week.

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Thanks guys, have fun in Myrtle smokinghole.

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I wouldn't bother unless you're going to chill it below serving temp before adding it. Otherwise, add away. I sometimes add it when I counterpressure bottle.

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Ive never used gelatin so Im curious as to why one would add it and what it would do for my brew?

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It's used as a fining agent to clear the beer. Primarily an aesthetic thing.

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I wouldn't bother unless you're going to chill it below serving temp before adding it. Otherwise, add away. I sometimes add it when I counterpressure bottle.
So you are telling me that if I don't chill my carboy to 40-ish degrees before adding gelatin, it won't clear the beer?
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