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Old 12-13-2010, 07:16 PM   #1
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I brew GF beer:

So I have noticed that when I add gelatin to the secondary (1 tbsp gelatin 1 cup of water) it helps the beer become much clearer (and takes some of that sorghum taste out). When the beer is cloudy I assume that it still has the sorghum proteins suspended in the beer and when I add the gelatin it takes the suspended proteins out (creates almost a net).

When I do not add the gelatin, the beer does not get clear and has that sorghum taste to it.

So on my most recent batch, I put the gelatin in and waited a few days (usually that is all it takes) and nothing- did not help at all. So I did it again last Friday and only the bottom 1/4 of the carboy is clearer. Weird! Usually it works on the first try.

It has also been at 46 degrees for about a week (cold crashing) and that did not help. Should I go at a lower temp?

What do you guys do to make the beer clear? Any suggestions? When do you add the polyclar (or whatever it is called). Any help would be great!


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Cold crash at near freezing. Temp should be somewhere between 34F & 36F ideally.
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:29 PM   #3
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Cold crash at near freezing. Temp should be somewhere between 34F & 36F ideally.
Ok I will turn down the temp tonight! Thanks
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