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Old 10-15-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
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I have a pumpkin ale that has been in the primary for 4 weeks and still is murky I want to try using gelatin to clear it up some ....problem is all of my carboys are in use, my question is ,has anyone added gelatin solution to primary and cold crashed with good results ?

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Old 10-15-2012, 08:41 PM   #2
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Make sure you keep us posted if your attempted solutions works for your pumpkin ale. My pumpkin ale is now on day 4 in primary and I can tell its going to be murky as well. I'm going to use a secondary as well as cold crash

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Old 10-15-2012, 10:18 PM   #3
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I have used gelatin in primary. It's no different. It will work fine.

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Old 10-16-2012, 12:06 AM   #4
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Try pectic enzyme if you have trouble clearing it up.

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cold crash, THEN add the gelatin. i use gelatin in primary exclusively, works great.

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Old 10-16-2012, 03:14 PM   #6
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cold crash, THEN add the gelatin. i use gelatin in primary exclusively, works great.
Well I've got it cold crashing now, but I added the gelatin at room temp then cold crashed you think the gelatin will still clear it up ? I added a teaspoon of gelatin to a half pint of hot water and put into carboy then put carboy in my fridge ....
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:45 PM   #7
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it may not be ideal but will be fine.

Heres what i do;

boil 1 cup of water
cool slightly (170-180?)
stir in 1 packet of gelatin
let sit for 10 minutes
stir until totally dissolved and clear (if its cloudy you did it wrong)
dump this into primary that has been cooled for 24 hours @32dF
keep cold for 24 hours minimum (48+ is better)
done.

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Old 10-16-2012, 04:22 PM   #8
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Do not add into a carboy secondary, just as a tip, I did this once and it took for ever to clean out. I had a geletain ring just out of reach of my carboy brush

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Old 10-16-2012, 07:28 PM   #9
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If you use gelatin in the primary, can you stil wash the yeast?

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I wouldnt reuse yeast that has been fined with gelatin.

I make 10 gallon batches so when i want to reuse yeast i use gelatin on 1 carboy and none on the 2nd (reuse yeast).

the first is consumed first (clear), the second is consumed later after it has time to clear naturally.

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