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Old 10-01-2010, 08:17 AM   #1
nickrjsmith
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I don't use a secondary, just do a two week primary then 1 week condition in the cask.

I have dry hopped (in a bag) for the second week.

How do I mix in the finings and when?

Do I stir them in? Or do i carefully pour them in? I hear that i'm not supposed to get much oxygen in the barrel. Also shall i leave the finings in for a week, or just the last 3/4 days?

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Old 10-01-2010, 11:25 AM   #2
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Also - how much sugar do i put in the bottom of barrel for a 24l brew of Real Ale?

 
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:35 AM   #3
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I think the point of a real ale is that you don't put any extra sugar in after fermentation? You just let the carbonation produced from fermentation carbonate the beer, right?

What finings are you using?

 
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:40 PM   #4
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The only fining to be used after fermentation (that i know of) is gelatin. In that case, just boil up some water, dissolve, dump and forget.
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:48 PM   #5
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I've been reading that you put a teaspoon in (5g) just to assist in the development of co2 in the barrel.

I'm using Gelatine finings and am thinking of dropping them in the Primary for the last 3 days of a 2 week ferment before racking into the barrel. DO i stir them in or just drop them in?

 
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:30 PM   #6
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Check out this thread, from the similar threads box below:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/gelatin-finings-53912/

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