I have been using 1/2 package (1 tsp or 3.5 g) in 100ml of cooled boiled water. Sprinkle on top and heat the water gently untill the gelating is completely dissolved. Do not bring water to a boil again. Then add to beer. Works like a charm.
Originally Posted by boo boo
I take 1 package and mix into slightly cooled boiled water and mix well. I add that mix into 34 - 38f beer in secondary while the beer is cooling down to lagering temps and mix well without aerating my beer. Then it stays there until my lagering is finished, usually a month or two.
I'd say that gelatin and lagering are somewhat counter productive. While lagering, you still want to have yeast activity to clean-up the beer. I suggest that you add the gelating 1 week before the lagering is done and you rack the beer to a serving keg. This is not as important if you let your primary fermetation go all the way to the FG of the beer. In this case the yeast had enough time to clean-up. Also, if you crash your beer into lagering, yeast activity will stop anyway.