Home Brew Forums

Home Brew Forums (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum.php)
-   General Techniques (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/)
-   -   Unflavored Gelatin (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/unflavored-gelatin-34725/)

Brewing Clamper 07-24-2007 04:40 PM

Unflavored Gelatin
I'm about to rack a smoked porter to secondary, I know I don't "need" the gelatin but I figured what the heck. Anyway, as I started getting it dissolved, I noticed two things: 1) it's bright red in color 2) it smells like fake strawberry. I re-read the label and sure enough, it says "unflavored" and the ingredients only list "gelatin". I would consider this a packing error or something because I don't remember unflavored gelatin being red and smelling of fake strawberries. I'm just glad I didn't add it to my beer!

homebrewer_99 07-24-2007 04:51 PM

Brewer's gelatin is a light tan color.

BierMuncher 07-24-2007 04:53 PM

Should be no color (when dissolved) and no smell.

FlyGuy 07-24-2007 04:54 PM

Definitely sounds like a packaging error. It should be more or less colourless (at least Knox brand is).

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:42 PM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.