Originally Posted by i_heart_beer
Ok, right on. Thanks. One more question... Is cold crashing effective without using gelatin?
Yes. But gelatin makes it even better.
For my brews, I throw in 1/2 tsp of Irish moss with 10 mins left in the boil. Then 1 week before kegging, I move the carboy into a fridge at 32° F. 2 days later, I add 1/2 tbsp of gelatin dissolved in 1 cup of 150° F water. Then 5 days later I keg, and 2 weeks later, I have perfectly carbed, crystal-clear beer, every time (though admittedly, some IPAs have given me stress).