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smorris 05-16-2005 08:02 PM

Using gelatin for fining
 
I know I have it somewhere but I can't find the directions. anyone know what the procedure to use Know gelation is. thought I would try it out on the pilsner I have going.

lalenny 05-20-2005 05:05 PM

I have used gelatin for fining on my last 3 batches. The way that I did it was to mix 1 packet of gelatin with a 1/2 cup of water and heat it until the gelatin is fully disolved.

I then pour the gelatin mixture into my sanitized keg and rack the finnished beer on top. I then seal and shake the keg for a bit then carbinate as usual.

These last 3 brews with gelatin have been the clearest that I have produced to this point.

hope that helps!

bikebryan 05-20-2005 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lalenny
I have used gelatin for fining on my last 3 batches. The way that I did it was to mix 1 packet of gelatin with a 1/2 cup of water and heat it until the gelatin is fully disolved.

I then pour the gelatin mixture into my sanitized keg and rack the finnished beer on top. I then seal and shake the keg for a bit then carbinate as usual.

These last 3 brews with gelatin have been the clearest that I have produced to this point.

hope that helps!

I hope you have purged the headspace in your keg with CO2 before doing this! If not, think of all the oxygenation you are doing to your beer in the keg!

smorris 05-21-2005 02:42 AM

Thanks, that was what I was looking for. I owe you a cold one. :D

BARBrewer 02-08-2012 05:25 AM

"I then pour the gelatin mixture into my sanitized keg and rack the finnished beer on top. I then seal and shake the keg for a bit then carbinate as usual."

Do you notice the beer getting cloudy when transported, or does the gelatin hold it to the bottom?

manoaction 02-08-2012 05:44 AM

I bought a giant box of knox gelatin packages. I usually use two packs in a cup of water. Heat to 170 and stir to dissolved. Then I dump it in the fermenter and crash cool for a day or two.

porto88 02-08-2012 09:54 PM

I boiled some water, let it cool for a min or 2, then put in 1/2 packet of gelatin, stirred it until it dissolved, then poured it right into the carboy, within 3 to 4 days, my beer was perfectly clear

C-Rider 02-09-2012 04:31 AM

What if I put it in the fermenter when the beer is done, wait a few days, bottle and the cold crash the bottles. Then after a few days warm the beer back to 70 to carbonate?

RoadKing 02-09-2012 12:47 PM

Here's a whole thread on it...http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/gelatin-finings-53912/

edecambra 02-09-2012 01:08 PM

If you use too much you may get off flavors. I usually find that 1/2 of a packet is more than enough


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