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MVKTR2 01-15-2013 07:49 PM

My attempt to fine with gelatin didn't work?
 
Per the very common instructions available in several threads throughout HBT I took 3/4 of 1 packet of clear/plain gelatin, put it in 1 cup cold water and let it bloom for about 30 minutes. I then heated the gelatin-water till all the gelatin was disolved.

I began my transfer of 4 gallons of cider to a secondary better bottle, pouring the gelatin mix into the secondary allowing the turbulance of the transfering cider to mix it.

The cider has been in my fridge for 7 days at approx 33 degrees.

The result is a cider which continues to be very cloudy and appears to not have changed at all! What gives? What do I need to do?

MVKTR2 01-15-2013 09:05 PM

How about that.
Apparently it is finally working. Just went and checked it (last checked before the sun was up yesterday AM) and there is a clear line of demarcation where the yeast is falling out. So other than now looking like a fool it's good news!

MVKTR2 01-15-2013 10:02 PM

hhjhh

nukebrewer 01-16-2013 03:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MVKTR2 (Post 4788863)
How about that.
Apparently it is finally working. Just went and checked it (last checked before the sun was up yesterday AM) and there is a clear line of demarcation where the yeast is falling out. So other than now looking like a fool it's good news!

That could just be due to the effect of cold crashing. I would have left it out of the fridge for a few days to let the gelatin work its magic. Immediately putting it in the fridge makes it precipitate out before it can do that.

Indytruks138 01-16-2013 02:46 PM

I always fine with gelatin in the keg after cold crashing. I only fine if the beer is not at the clarity I want after kegged and carbonated. If it is still too hazy I'll de-pressurize, open the keg, pour in the cup of gelatin mixture, give it 48 hours, pull off 2 super mucky dirty pints, and the rest will be clear. Works like a champ everytime I've tried.

Klickmania 01-16-2013 03:09 PM

I always thought you were supposed to use it after you cold crashed? Am I wrong in doing it like this? I've had fairly good results with this method. What I really need to work on is my patience. My kegs don't last long at all lol.

MVKTR2 01-17-2013 10:41 PM

I checked 3 threads before doing this and they all said to chill then fine. For the record I had chilled this for about a week before adding the fining, hoping the chill would drop the yeast which was a hefe yeast. Additionally this was a cider not a beer so maybe that and the hefe yeast account for the long time it took for this to drop.


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