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Old 07-09-2011, 08:12 PM   #1
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I'm making my FIRST batch of beer, an American IPA, from a kit.

I noticed that it was quite cloudy when I transferred it to my secondary, so I bought a package of (Crosby & Baker) Biofine Beer Fining from my LHBS. The guy there didn't seem to know much about it. This was the only thing he had, other than Irish moss, which I forgot to add purchase earlier...

1. I'm wondering what kind of results have you gotten with this?
2. Does it need to be boiled before use (is sanitation a concern?).
3. Is it added just prior to bottling after the priming sugar is mixed in?).
4. Any other *advice*?

Any help is appreciated! Thanks.

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Old 07-09-2011, 10:09 PM   #2
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I recently ordered some of this from Midwest supplies. I havent used it yet but I will soon. They have discussed this on the BN and supposedly it is great. I'll let you know how it works.


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Old 07-09-2011, 11:13 PM   #3
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Did you get Biofine or Biofine Clear? They are completely different products - one is isinglass, the other silicic acid. Both work well. They don't need to be sanitized. They are typically added during secondary or a few days before bottling when doing an extended primary.
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:33 PM   #4
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It's labeled BIOFINE BEER FINING, and says it contains isinglass. Says to mix 1/4 tsp in 2 oz cool water, let sit for 20 min, then "add after fermentation".

My beer has been in the secondary for 2 weeks. I was planning on bottling tomorrow. Will it work OK if I add it tonight, and bottle tomorrow?


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