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Old 09-30-2010, 06:07 PM   #1
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Default Gelatine from the Super Market? - Ok for finings?

Is the gelatine you get from the supermarket OK for finings? It's just gelatine right?


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Old 09-30-2010, 06:10 PM   #2
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Yep, same thing. Just make sure you don't boil it. You'll get beer jello.


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Old 09-30-2010, 06:16 PM   #3
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Yep, same thing. Just make sure you don't boil it. You'll get beer jello.
You say that like it's a bad thing...
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Do I put it in the Primary for the last few days? Or do I add it to the pressure barrel when priming?
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:43 PM   #5
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Personally I add it to the primary and give it 3-5 days, depending on the temperature that I'm conditioning at. I prefer to precipitate out as much yeast as possible before I transfer. Even with this method (and cold crashing), there is plenty of yeast to carbonate in bottles.
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Add the gelatin once the beer is chilled, either primary, secondary or keg.
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:37 PM   #7
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Is the gelatine you get from the supermarket OK for finings? It's just gelatine right?
Probably stating the obvious but make sure it's unflavoured and contains no sugar


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