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Old 06-26-2010, 05:40 PM   #1
Jun 2010
Huntington WV
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Anyone here recommend any VEGAN finings. I use irish moss already but would like some clarity in my beers.

Most other finings I find have shellfish and gelatin in them.

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Old 06-26-2010, 05:45 PM   #2
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:03 PM   #3
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:59 PM   #4
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Increase time in primary fermenter and be careful when transferring to keg/bottle. Avoid all movement of fermenter, bottles, and keg if possible. I rarely use anything to add clarity and my beers tend to be crystal clear.
Primary: Robust Porter from BCS.
Bottled/Kegged: Crappy Bock (my first brew!), IPA, Manny's Octoberfest, Paulaner Hefe-weizen clone (my first all-grain!), Ed's Honey Oatmeal Stout, Dos Equis clone, Pumpkin Spice Ale (my first ruined batch), American Red Ale, Angel Wings from BCS, Edworts Apfelwein, American Wheat from BCS,Terrapin Rye Pale Ale from CYBI, Munich Madness from BCS.

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Old 06-26-2010, 11:02 PM   #5
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Old 06-26-2010, 11:48 PM   #6
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It takes a while but beers eventually clear on theur own. finings just speed up the process

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Old 06-27-2010, 11:10 AM   #7
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I use gelatin with good results. 5-7 days later and clear beer. I age my beer a few weeks anyway, so the gelatin along with time give me clear beer. I do re-rack from one keg to another though. That way, I can move kegs from one fridge to another without waiting hours for it to settle.

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Old 06-27-2010, 03:06 PM   #8
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Isn't polyclear just plastic?
Everything is better with a beer.

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Old 06-27-2010, 03:54 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Conroe View Post
Isn't polyclear just plastic?
Polyclar is just plastic...
HB Bill

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Old 06-27-2010, 03:55 PM   #10
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yes, use polyclar - my wife is vegetarian and I have used polyclar on occasion.
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Tap 2:.Mudpuddle Oatmeal Stout (10g) [nitro]

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