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Old 06-19-2013, 10:30 AM   #1
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What are good clearing agents for Beer?
Has anyone used Sparkloid or Super-clear?
When do you add it and how much per 5 gallons?

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Besides Irish moss or Whirlfloc, I am not sure. I haven't heard of these other ones. Whirlfloc works magic though. This was a gravity sample of my Bock that I just brewed with a tablet of WF at 10 m. It was damn tasty too!

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Besides Irish moss or Whirlfloc, I am not sure. I haven't heard of these other ones. Whirlfloc works magic though. This was a gravity sample of my Bock that I just brewed with a tablet of WF at 10 m. It was damn tasty too!
I do add Irish moss at 15 min of boil. I'm looking for something that gets added maybe couple days before keg'n
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I do add Irish moss at 15 min of boil. I'm looking for something that gets added maybe couple days before keg'n
Ah. Maybe a cold crash and some finings? I don't keg (still in the stone age over here) but I've read that this helps. The again this probably isn't news to you either since you already keg. :-D
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I use gelatin in the keg. By the time it is carbed, it is crystal clear.

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I use gelatin in the keg. By the time it is carbed, it is crystal clear.
Do u buy the gelatin from the Home brew shop?
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You can get the stuff at the brew shop and it works great, but unflavored knox gelatin at the grocery store is cheaper and is exactly the same thing.

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I've found that these simple things do a very nice job of producing clear brew -

-Whirlfloc @ 10 min
-Letting junk settle out (with kettle covered) for 15-20 min after chilling
-Cold crashing 4-5 days at 35*F
-Taking care to not slosh the fermenter around prior to racking to the bottling bucket

I'll add the warm gel finings solution on top of the cold beer after racking to the keg if I remember, but even if I forget, the beer is still quite clear.
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i use knox brand. one package per 5 gallons.

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