Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Using Gelatin for clearing

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-02-2010, 03:31 AM   #11
SilverKing
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Tampa, Fl
Posts: 197
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I always use gelatin at normal ferm temps and always get fast results. 3 days and it's a clear as it's going to get.

__________________
Silver King Brewery
Tampa, FL
SilverKing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-03-2010, 04:49 AM   #12
Got Trub?
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Washington State
Posts: 1,538
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverKing View Post
I always use gelatin at normal ferm temps and always get fast results. 3 days and it's a clear as it's going to get.
I crash to the low 30's and it is done within 48hrs and there will be no chill haze when you serve your chilled beer.


GT
__________________
Got Trub? is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-03-2010, 09:22 AM   #13
hector
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Last Station
Posts: 666
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Does the Beer need to be repitched after clarifying with Gelatine , to have a proper carbonation at the end ?!

Hector

__________________
hector is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-03-2010, 12:50 PM   #14
GoldMiner
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Posts: 577
Liked 20 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hector View Post
Does the Beer need to be repitched after clarifying with Gelatine , to have a proper carbonation at the end ?!

Hector
I've been using gelatin for a while now and I've never had a carbonation issue with no repitching,
__________________
GoldMiner is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-04-2010, 02:42 AM   #15
Got Trub?
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Washington State
Posts: 1,538
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hector View Post
Does the Beer need to be repitched after clarifying with Gelatine , to have a proper carbonation at the end ?!

Hector
It is not necessary, even though your beer is crystal clear there is still enough yeast in solution to properly carbonate your beer. It may take a little longer. Having said that I would pitch an appropriate amount of dry yeast to bottle carbonate a big or really big beer (ie anything above about 1.060) just because it takes a long time anyways and the few remaining yeast after fining are tired and sickly given the high alcohol content.

GT
__________________
Got Trub? is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-02-2010, 09:32 PM   #16
steinsato
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
steinsato's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Posts: 1,223
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

I just put some gelatin into a keg and have let it sit in my kegerator for a few days. Is it necessary to rack into a new keg to prevent the gelatin from plugging up the diptube or is this not usually a problem?

__________________

"The ordinary world is only the foam on top of the real world." Tom Robbins (B is for Beer)
"It's a beautiful day for baseball. Let's play two." Ernie Banks

steinsato is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-12-2010, 09:07 PM   #17
Mose
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: VA
Posts: 303
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I rushed the process on a lager, yes I am ashamed.

However, can I use gelatin to help clear some of the yeast flavor that remains since I didn't give it its proper time to drop out?

It is currently kegged, carbed and at serving temp? Thanks.

__________________

"Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid" John Wayne

"I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.'" JFK

Mose is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-13-2010, 04:12 PM   #18
Gremlyn
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,524
Liked 24 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

It will still drop out. If your haziness is attributed to yeast alone, just let it sit in the keg a few days at cold temp. It will settle and come out in the first pint or two.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yooper View Post
I'm a fan of "getting it in the can"!
Gremlyn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-13-2010, 04:20 PM   #19
Mose
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: VA
Posts: 303
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gremlyn1 View Post
It will still drop out. If your haziness is attributed to yeast alone, just let it sit in the keg a few days at cold temp. It will settle and come out in the first pint or two.
It's been cold in the keg on gas for two weeks and cold lagering for almost 8wks now. It's more of a taste than it is a haze, though there may be haze as well and I may not know how clear it should be since it's my first lager. I'll hold off adding anything for a little while longer and see what happens. Thanks.

Of course there is the distinct possibility I just screwed something up.
__________________

"Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid" John Wayne

"I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.'" JFK

Mose is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-14-2010, 04:30 PM   #20
Gremlyn
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,524
Liked 24 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

It should be completely clear. I've not done lagers, but I've had a couple of ales that had some haze and a slightly odd taste that went away after I cleared with gelatin. Try cranking the temp down as low as you dare go without freezing anything for a few days and see if that helps.

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yooper View Post
I'm a fan of "getting it in the can"!
Gremlyn 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
clearing with gelatin kip General Techniques 15 02-18-2013 02:17 PM
Gelatin actually suppose to look like ... gelatin? chefchris General Beer Discussion 32 03-31-2012 06:09 PM
Gelatin for clearing johnnyo1977 Cider Forum 18 04-09-2010 01:27 AM
Clearing with Gelatin mbaker33 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 07-09-2009 07:25 PM
Clearing my chill haze (polycar, gelatin) jammer All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 15 05-20-2009 04:45 AM