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Old 02-19-2009, 12:18 AM   #1
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So I tried using some Jell-o in my lates cream ale. Added for the last week in the secondary. 1 Tbsp of a Knox packet, let it sit in a pot of lukewarm spring water (about 1/2 cup). After a few min, brought it close to boil, stirred. Then just poured it in the secondary. Here is a pic I took on bottling day:

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Old 02-19-2009, 12:25 AM   #2
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I've recently discovered the pure awesomeness of the knox gelatine also. I went back to the store the day I bottled the first batch I used it on, and bought the biggest box they had. I use it on all my beers except stouts and porters now.
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:28 AM   #3
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Whirfloc tablets go in the boil when chiller does, around 15 min. Everything clears up and I don't have to remember another step later.
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:11 PM   #4
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I misplaced my Irish moss on brew day I think I'm going to try this method.

 
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:14 PM   #5
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Might as well join the fun!


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Whirfloc tablets go in the boil when chiller does, around 15 min. Everything clears up and I don't have to remember another step later.

Whirlfloc will not clear a yeast haze. For that you need the gelatin or lots of time at cold temps.

 
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:36 PM   #6
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Proper technique will yeild crystal clear beer without any finings...I don't use irish moss, whirlfloc or gelatin. You just stick the bottle in the fridge for a few days and it's fine.

 
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:14 PM   #7
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That's a dark cream ale
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:49 PM   #8
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Ya that is a pretty dark cream ale. Mine are usually around the miller lite or bud lite color. But ya gelatin does rock I use it on every beer I want clear.
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:04 AM   #9
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From my understanding there are two types of cream ale. One which contains corn, has a light...uh...everthing and the second is more like the cream stout of amber/brown beers. Really smooth, a little roasty and super creamy.

 
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:41 AM   #10
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So I tried using some Jell-o in my lates cream ale. Added for the last week in the secondary. 1 Tbsp of a Knox packet, let it sit in a pot of lukewarm spring water (about 1/2 cup). After a few min, brought it close to boil, stirred. Then just poured it in the secondary. Here is a pic I took on bottling day:


Do you have to use a secondary? I go the 3 week plus primary route.

 
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