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Old 06-27-2007, 04:15 AM   #1
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Default Using Gelatin for fining in secondary?

I read in one of my (many) homebrew books that using unflavored gelatin in the secondary is a pretty good way to help clarify beers. I have a question about how to use it...
My book says to stir a 1/2 tsp into a cup of cold water and let it sit for 30 minutes. It then says to slowly heat it to 180 degrees. However, after that it says nothing else!!! I realize it's only 1 cup of water, but I'm wondering if it's really a good idea to expose the beer and any leftover yeast to water at that temp. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I've got a batch getting ready to go into the secondary in a couple of days and would like to use something to clear it up a little.

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1 tsp gelatin dissolved in 1 C WARM water...DO NOT BOIL.

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