HBT 2015 Big Giveaway - Enter Now

Huge Supporting Membership Discounts - 20% Off

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > gelatin finings in the primary
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-17-2013, 03:28 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1
Default gelatin finings in the primary

Hi there everyone.new to the forum and based in Western Australia.
As its usually stinking hot here .crash chilling or even just keeping the brew in the correct temp range can be a challenge ( I use wet towels around the fermenter)I usually bottle straight from the primary.
I've got a brew that seems to have finished off in the primary now.SP is now stable .I am thinking of adding gelatine to the primary, to speed up the clearing process then waiting a week and bottling off straight from the primary.(just trying the reduce the volume of sediment in the bottles).
I haven't used the gelatine route before.
Have I got any problems doing this without transferring to a secondary?and will there be sufficient yeast in suspension to bottle carbonate?
Any help at all is appreciated

Gadget106660 is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-17-2013, 12:53 PM   #2
Captain Damage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lowell, Massachusetts
Posts: 1,231
Liked 81 Times on 69 Posts
Likes Given: 5


There will be plenty of yeast left to bottle condition. Gelatin works best combined with cold crashing. If you don't have a fridge to put your fermenter in, the way I do it is I have a large plastic tub that my carboy fits in. I pack ice around it and keep topping up the ice for a couple of days. It's a bit of a pain in the butt so I only ever do it if it looks like I have a particularly powdery yeast.

Personally, I'm in the long-primary crowd and advocate keeping your beer in the primary for at least a week or two after it's reached FG. Let gravity do the clearing for you.


Stop using so much caramel malt. Your beer will thank you.
(yes, Carapils is a caramel malt...so is Special B)


pujwI HIq Mild Ale
KPA Khitomer Pale Ale

Captain Damage is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
gelatin finings? dexter_craig General Techniques 390 03-11-2015 02:40 PM
Gelatin finings Truaxm Cider Forum 0 01-22-2013 07:49 PM
using gelatin finings OHIOSTEVE Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 02-15-2010 10:51 PM
Can you add gelatin finings to the primary? heywolfie1015 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 12-24-2009 02:03 PM
Gelatin Finings coyotlgw General Techniques 5 05-17-2007 12:00 AM

Newest Threads