Originally Posted by Hammy71
Are you boiling the gelatin? If you are, that may be causing the problem. You need to heat it enough to sterilize but not boiled. The only time I have seen clumps was when I accidentally boiled the gelatin.
I never boil. Typically follow BierMuncher's process per the following...
"I use a tablespoon per five gallon batch. Mix it with hot tap water in a sauce pot, about 1 cup of water per tablespoon. Stir it up and let it sit for 20-30 minutes to hydrate and bloom. Put the pot on the stove and heat until it looks like its about to start boiling
dont boil. Cool slightly (I put my pot in a cold water bath). Add it (gently) to the secondary (or keg) as youre racking your beer."
I never rack from the bottom of the secondary to the bottling bucket so I can't imagine how these little blisters of gelatin are getting into the bottles. The beer looks great and taste fine.