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Old 01-25-2011, 02:31 AM   #1
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Default Gelatin - Adding it Gently?

I am gearing up for my first time using gelatin.

I have recently become concerned about the possibility of splashing the beer when adding the gelatin mixture.

How do you add gelatin gently to a carboy? Maybe a funnel with a tube coming out the end? Using the wine thief that I use to take a hydro sample? Should I just sprinkle the gelatin on top of the beer like it was dry yeast? Or just RDWHAHB and dump the gelatin liquid mix in there?

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Old 01-25-2011, 02:45 AM   #2
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Just dump the liquid in.

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Don't sprinkle dry, you'll get beer jello. Just dump the liquid in. You have a blanket of CO2 in there, so a bit of splashing won't hurt.

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I keg my beer, so I normally add it to the bottom of the keg and rack on top of it. Works very well. However, if you're bottling, I don't know if it'll affect carbonation by draging the yeast out of suspension before it's done its job.

Edit: Actually, I just thought about it for a second and if that were the case, you couldn't use it in the primary/secondary anyway. Just mix it in the same solution as your priming sugar and you should be fine.

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Old 01-25-2011, 05:05 PM   #5
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My kegs will probably sit warm for a little while after kegging, so I'd rather do it to them in the fermenters in the fridge. I guess I'll just dump it in and see what happens... After all, I do let the hops plunk into there when I dry hop. Hmmm... this is a case where a bucket would be better to work with.

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Maybe use a small sanitized funnel that touches down on the surface of the beer?

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Did the deed last night. Just dumped it in. Looking forward to the dramatic results I'm expecting to see!

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