Just making my second batch of beer and I was given finnings in my first pack but obviously my ingredients didn't come with it. I'm getting to the stage where finnings should be added in the next couple of days... Do I need them, what does it do to the taste of the beer or does it just make it less cloudy/let the yeast settle quicker?
It just makes it clearer for the normal brews. I dry hopped one time and the particles were floating everywhere so I added the gelatin fining to get them to settle out. Usually, I just use irish moss in the boil.