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Old 11-05-2009, 03:13 AM   #1
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Default Gelatin in the Secondary

I once brewed a pale ale and decided to try gelatin to clear it. I added the gelatin to the bottling bucket right before bottling. When I cracked open a bottle a month later, the beer came out clear and delicious...except for the putrid-looking gelatinous clumps that had settled to the bottom.

The logical solution seems to be to add it at secondary, but I was concerned -- will using gelatin to clarify the beer inhibit carbonation if I bottle...i.e. will there be enough yeast still in suspension to promote the carbonation AFTER the gelatin has done its magic?

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Old 11-05-2009, 11:34 AM   #2
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I either put it in the secondary if I'm bottling or in the keg if going that route. I've crash cooled and used gelatin on bottled beers before. It works fine....just expect it to take a good 4-5 weeks to carb up.....
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I put a teaspoon of gelatin in my secondary. Slows down the carbing process though. A small price to pay for clearer beer....
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