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Old 01-12-2009, 05:30 PM   #1
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Default Can I use Gelatin if I'm bottle conditioning?

I've heard about the use of Gelatin to clear the beer throughout this forum. However, I think yesterday I was reading a thread that mentioned that some think it works too good and takes out too much suspended yeast but that shouldn't be a problem if you keg(and force carb I'm assuming).

Can those who bottle condition still use this? I'm thinking about maybe clearing my IPA that I just brewed once it ferments for 3 weeks or so.

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Old 01-12-2009, 07:19 PM   #2
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No reason you can't add yeast before bottling. As long as you prime with dextrose or another simple sugar, you can use Munton's or some other inexpensive dry yeast.

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I've done the gelatin thing a couple times and had no problems bottle conditioning.

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You won't remove all the yeast by adding gelatin, so there will be enough to carbonate your brew left in there. It might take a little longer to carbonate, but it will.

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I searched a bit more after I posted this(should've done more first..sorry)...and Biermuncher did an experiment with this and the beer was barely carbed after 4 weeks. adding dry yeast before bottling would probably fix this problem but would it affect taste?

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It won't affect the taste as it will sediment out.

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I have done it before without any problems with carbonation.

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how much new yeast would you add at the time of bottling?

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i used gelatin several times and my beer carbonated fine.

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Old 01-19-2009, 02:08 PM   #10
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i used gelatin several times and my beer carbonated fine.
No problems here either.
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