Originally Posted by homebrewer_99
It'll work, but believe me that gelatin is S-O-F-T.
I PRE-SUME it will come off the bottom faster than yeast.
I HIGHLY recommend using it in the secondary 2 days prior to bottling.
actually, this is an academic question for me because I made a cider with a hefe yeast and, shockingly, the stuff cleared in primary!!! After only about 3 weeks, I had a perfectly clear beverage. I racked it to secondary, let it sit for about 3 days, and then realized it was pointless.
And, of course, my hefeweizens are supposed to be cloudy.
And I just cracked open one of my 3(?) remaining SOB's. These are about 6 months old now. And the first pour was clear, the second pour was cloudy... and the cloudy one tasted better.
Basically, everything I've had, I've preferred mit hefe
. But I'm thinking about doing a pale ale soon... and I may feel differently once I make that.... so I was just wondering...