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Old 05-31-2007, 04:01 AM   #1
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i brewed a red ale about a week and a half ago, i transferred the beer into the secondary. i recipe i was using for a guideline with the red ale, called for using gelatin finnings along with irish moss. i have no gelatin to add to the beer. is this going to create a problem with the way that beer ends up drastically? or will the beer just have a chill haze problem when finally bottled? because it looks pretty good the way it is right now? any experience with not using gelatin and getting away with it?

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Old 05-31-2007, 04:23 AM   #2
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Old 05-31-2007, 01:32 PM   #3
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I've used finings, but rarely do anything beyond letting the ale settle.
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:25 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by david_42
I've used finings, but rarely do anything beyond letting the ale settle.
I am of this school of thought as well. It expedites the process of clearing, but is not necessary in many of the recipes I have.
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