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Old 12-24-2013, 02:36 PM   #11
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No. Do it cold. Don't worry about cooling the gelatin solution...the small volume will not gave much effect on the beer's temperature.

I've got three kegs I'm "gelatin-ing" right now for tomorrow.

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Old 12-24-2013, 02:40 PM   #12
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You can do it while it is cold. The gelatin never gets to jello mode if you do it right... Let it bloom in room temp water first for awhile, 20min, then do the microwave trick, do not overshoot your temps... 170* is too far so microwave in short doses, stirring inbetween. Bleed your keg, un lid and add the gelatin, re lid, purge with co2, I then gently roll the keg to let the dip tube stir the gelatin into the beer well dispersed, then you can go back on gas and into your keezer. 2-3 days should do it.

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Old 12-24-2013, 06:05 PM   #13
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Perfect. Thanks for the info.

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Default Article about chill haze...

I can't find the article but recently there was a technical article about chill haze. Near the end the author (I think he was a brewer for Stone Brew) said gelatin was a good home brew substitute to a more expensive commercial product.

He suggested warm water and let the gelatin sit for about 20 minutes to bloom and then bring the temp up to 180 (I assume to kill any bugs before throwing it in the beer) and pouring it on top of very cold beer. He says the gelatin will form a matrix that as it falls will bind to particulants in the beer. The big delta in temp insures the hot gelatin stays on top.

He says it should take about 3 days to clarify the beer after pouring off the sludge from the bottom of the keg.

I transfer from primary at 66 degrees to a corny keg and crash cool to freezing. I want to start the carbonation process ASAP so cut off a day or three for the beer to get down to temp, pitch the gelatin, wait three days for the beer to clarify, then start the carbonation process.

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OK guys I have a time-restraint issue and need some quick help!

- Have an IPA dry-hopping (mesh bag) in a keg right now. Has been on dry hops for 5 days at room temp, NOT in the fridge.
- Want to add gelatin to clear the beer AND carb at the same time
- Only have 48 hours as I need to drop off the keg to Stone this Friday for a homebrew competition.
- The keg will be sitting in their cold storage for a week, as the comp isn't until next Saturday 03/15

Soooo, this is what Im thinking to do: add the gelatin now, throw in the fridge, carb at the same time for 48 hours, pull a pint right before I deliver on Friday.

Is this ok? Will the dry hopping be affected at all? I have read that gelatin can reduce the aroma and/or hoppiness.

Thanks guys!

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