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Old 08-28-2012, 04:13 PM   #31
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No reason to not hook up the CO2 right away (as long as you're not shaking etc).


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Old 08-28-2012, 04:51 PM   #32
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Just to clarify a bit, gelatin and isinglass are not substitutes for Irish Moss. Irish Moss is meant to remove proteins and does so through it's physical shape. Irish Moss works as it cools and actually does the bulk of it's work in the fermentor, not the kettle. The collagen finings; gelatin and isinglass, are meant to primarily remove yeast post fermentation by attracting the negatively charged yeast and encouraging flocculation. If you are going to fine, you should use both for maximum clarity.


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How much gelatin do you use to water? I have a 1lb bag of gelatin.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:33 AM   #34
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Go check Don Osborne's YouTube channel. He recently did a video showing how to use gelatin
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So I think this has been answered but if I have a keg of IPA that has been on the gas for three weeks and still cloudy, yet already fully carbed, can I just add the gelatin (following the hot water bloom procedure) to the keg, and wait a few days then pull a couple cloudy pints before the hopefully clear ones? In other words will it work ok on already carbed beer?

Also, is there any cause of cloudiness it won't solve? Chill haze?
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So I think this has been answered but if I have a keg of IPA that has been on the gas for three weeks and still cloudy, yet already fully carbed, can I just add the gelatin (following the hot water bloom procedure) to the keg, and wait a few days then pull a couple cloudy pints before the hopefully clear ones? In other words will it work ok on already carbed beer?

Also, is there any cause of cloudiness it won't solve? Chill haze?
I have found that if the gelatin is added to cold enough beer it will precipitate chill haze. Ie if the haze has formed it will remove it. And yes, it will work if the beer is already carbed.
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Thanks going to try this. My IPA was a Lagunitas sucks clone attempt with barley, rye, oats and wheat. Thinking the wheat is making it cloudy or my lack of break separation, I dumped everything in primary. But racked to secondary after two weeks to dry hop for two weeks and its been in the keg three weeks and still very cloudy. Tastes good but not really close to Sucks.
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I need to try this.
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I need to try this.
Is your on deck oatmeal stout the brewers best kit?
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Is your on deck oatmeal stout the brewers best kit?
No its a mini mash mix of two of the recipes I have on here. Im told the NB Partial is good though too, although I don't know anything about the brewers best one, sorry.


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