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Old 05-16-2005, 08:02 PM   #1
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I know I have it somewhere but I can't find the directions. anyone know what the procedure to use Know gelation is. thought I would try it out on the pilsner I have going.


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Old 05-20-2005, 05:05 PM   #2
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I have used gelatin for fining on my last 3 batches. The way that I did it was to mix 1 packet of gelatin with a 1/2 cup of water and heat it until the gelatin is fully disolved.

I then pour the gelatin mixture into my sanitized keg and rack the finnished beer on top. I then seal and shake the keg for a bit then carbinate as usual.

These last 3 brews with gelatin have been the clearest that I have produced to this point.

hope that helps!


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Old 05-20-2005, 09:20 PM   #3
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I have used gelatin for fining on my last 3 batches. The way that I did it was to mix 1 packet of gelatin with a 1/2 cup of water and heat it until the gelatin is fully disolved.

I then pour the gelatin mixture into my sanitized keg and rack the finnished beer on top. I then seal and shake the keg for a bit then carbinate as usual.

These last 3 brews with gelatin have been the clearest that I have produced to this point.

hope that helps!
I hope you have purged the headspace in your keg with CO2 before doing this! If not, think of all the oxygenation you are doing to your beer in the keg!
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Old 05-21-2005, 02:42 AM   #4
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Thanks, that was what I was looking for. I owe you a cold one.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:25 AM   #5
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"I then pour the gelatin mixture into my sanitized keg and rack the finnished beer on top. I then seal and shake the keg for a bit then carbinate as usual."

Do you notice the beer getting cloudy when transported, or does the gelatin hold it to the bottom?

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Old 02-08-2012, 06:44 AM   #6
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I bought a giant box of knox gelatin packages. I usually use two packs in a cup of water. Heat to 170 and stir to dissolved. Then I dump it in the fermenter and crash cool for a day or two.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:54 PM   #7
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I boiled some water, let it cool for a min or 2, then put in 1/2 packet of gelatin, stirred it until it dissolved, then poured it right into the carboy, within 3 to 4 days, my beer was perfectly clear
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What if I put it in the fermenter when the beer is done, wait a few days, bottle and the cold crash the bottles. Then after a few days warm the beer back to 70 to carbonate?
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Here's a whole thread on it...http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/gelatin-finings-53912/
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If you use too much you may get off flavors. I usually find that 1/2 of a packet is more than enough


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