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Old 11-15-2010, 11:18 PM   #1
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I'll be bottling a beer tomorrow, and seem to have misplaced the gelatin fining pack that I purchased. The homebrew store is clear across town, and I'm wondering if store bought non-flavored gelatin is the same as homebrew gelatin. Sorry if that's a dumb question, but I'd rather go to the corner market than spend six bucks in gas to drive to the homebrew store. Perhaps I can just get by without the gelatin all together??

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Old 11-15-2010, 11:40 PM   #2
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It's the same stuff.
If you are bottling tomorrow that's not a lot of time for it do it's thing.
I would either use the gelatin and wait a few more days to bottle, or just skip it all together.


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Old 11-15-2010, 11:41 PM   #3
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Yes the supermarket stuff will work just make sure its not flavored or anything. I use Knox gelatin.
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:42 PM   #4
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Ya, knox gelatin works fine. FYI: I've had a hard time getting batches i've used gelatin with to bottle condition.

They do carb up, but not as much as they do when I don't use gelatin, and i've given them 8+ weeks, still no carb.
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:43 PM   #5
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Super cool. Thanks all for the replies!
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Old 11-15-2010, 11:43 PM   #6
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I use Knox unflavoured gelatin all the time.
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:31 AM   #7
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FYI: I've had a hard time getting batches i've used gelatin with to bottle condition.

They do carb up, but not as much as they do when I don't use gelatin, and i've given them 8+ weeks, still no carb.
I've had similar problems if I let it sit for a week or two after adding gelatin. Try four days and you might have better results.
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:47 AM   #8
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I've had similar problems if I let it sit for a week or two after adding gelatin. Try four days and you might have better results.
I'm finally getting into kegging, so I won't have to worry about it any more -- something I'm super excited about.

I do love the clarity I get with gelatin though, literally commercial level clarity


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