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Old 07-10-2009, 03:08 AM   #1
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Well that's the question... I sometimes depending on ready beer supply and beer needing to go into the fermenter will rack to the carboy and add gelatin to help clear it. I don't do this during the main fermentation phase but even once its been settled for a few days there is still some residual fermentation going on I don't want to mess up. I've done it a couple times now and it "seems" okay..

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Old 07-10-2009, 03:19 AM   #2
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"Will gelatin cause yeast to stop fermenting? "

No, but it may slow it down by dropping most of the yeast. Best to finish fermentation, chill, and then add the gelatin, as gelatin works best at cold temps.

How long before you are adding the gelatin?

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Old 07-10-2009, 03:36 AM   #3
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sorry to be contrary. If you are just making beer for your own enjoyment, why worry about clarifying it?

 
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:55 AM   #4
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I usually drop gelatin after 2 weeks in the primary. I leave it in for one more week, then bottle. No prob.

 
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:28 AM   #5
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yeast adds a flavor that can be unpleasent in some styles, and maybe he likes to enjoy clear beer. You probably dont see the point putting garnishes on food that you prepare yourself either.

If it adds something to a comercial beer, it adds something to a homebrew.

 
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:40 PM   #6
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yeast adds a flavor that can be unpleasent in some styles, and maybe he likes to enjoy clear beer.
Maybe he does, Maybe I was a bit brisk for which I apologize to the OP, but maybe he can speak for himself.

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You probably dont see the point putting garnishes on food that you prepare yourself either.

If it adds something to a comercial beer, it adds something to a homebrew.
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If you mean a piece of kale, or parsley, no I do not garnish.

 
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Old 07-10-2009, 02:44 PM   #7
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sorry to be contrary. If you are just making beer for your own enjoyment, why worry about clarifying it?
The man asked a question . And you ask why worry about it ? Well its his beer and if he wants it clarified then don't question why.

To the OP I don't secondary but I let the beer age in the primary 14-21 days then chill the beer and then add the gelatin.
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:15 PM   #8
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The man asked a question . And you ask why worry about it ? Well its his beer and if he wants it clarified then don't question why.

To the OP I don't secondary but I let the beer age in the primary 14-21 days then chill the beer and then add the gelatin.
What is this guy your little brother, you need to protect him. I apologized to the OP for being impolite.

Why is a viable question. No need to get defensive. I am just asking why. It is not really that big of a deal. I was just curious why.

 
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:08 PM   #9
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As I understand it. The gelatin precipitates the yeast out of the beer. So if you are planning on bottling, it may cause trouble with carbonation. I do not think it kills the yeast, but when you rack after using the gelatin, there will be very little yeast in the beer.

If you do bottle after using gelatin, I would be interested to hear how your beer carbonated. Once again, I apologize for being short in my original reply.

 
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:04 PM   #10
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I've used gelatin in the last two batches I have bottled, and there's no issue with carbonation. There's still plenty of yeast left even after using gelatin. It definitely does help the beer clear up quite nicely.

 
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