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Old 01-16-2010, 12:56 AM   #1
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I added 1 tablespoon of gelatin to 1/2 cup of water and heated it up to 170 until it was clear. Then I chilled it to 60 degrees. I figured it was right because it did not coagulate when chilled.

I added this to my secondary.

Today, I have floculated yeast hanging in suspension. I was planning on bottling tomorrow.

Is this normal?

When can I bottle?


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Old 01-16-2010, 01:13 AM   #2
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Flocculated yeast hanging in suspension seems like an oxymoron to me. Do you mean you still have yeast in suspension? For me, it takes up to 2 days in my kegerator to clear a beer with gelatin.



 
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:16 AM   #3
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Flocculated means that it has fallen to the bottom of the vessel in which it is being stored.
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Old 01-16-2010, 01:38 AM   #4
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Ok, whatever you call it. There are "flake like" chunks in suspension. The chunks look more like flakes that would be in the bottom of a SNPA.

Sorry my camera sucks for taking pics like this. You can see the flakes hanging in suspension.

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Old 01-16-2010, 02:04 AM   #5
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Flocculate means to clump together and has nothing to do with dropping from suspension.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flocculate
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:11 AM   #6
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Sorry Edcculus, I guess the man with the dictionary has a different definition of flocculate than we do. Maybe someone else can help him.
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:23 AM   #7
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Sorry Edcculus, I guess the man with the dictionary has a different definition of flocculate than we do. Maybe someone else can help him.
Don't be salty because you didn't have an answer to the question.

Maybe a little more information will help.

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11.5 2-row
.5 Crystal 60
1oz Magnum 60
1oz Perle 20
1oz Cascade 10
Notty

2 weeks primary
2 weeks secondary
Gelatin was added 36 hours ago

Can I bottle in the morning?
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:32 AM   #8
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Here's my answer, NO, it's not normal, because FLOCCULATED yeast will be sitting in the bottom of your fermenter. Salty??? Really? Now that's just silly!!!

BTW, give the gelatin a couple more days to work, sometimes the yeast is just stubborn.

OR, put some sort of filter(sanitized, of course) on the end of your racking cane when transferring to you bottling bucket to catch the floaties.
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It will eventually drop to the bottom. I'd give a good swirl. large chucks should start to drop out. Might take a day.

Or.. you cold add another fining that has the opposite electrical charge.
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:49 AM   #10
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So, should I wait until it drops to bottle or does it matter since it will fall eventually.


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