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Old 07-24-2007, 04:40 PM   #1
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I'm about to rack a smoked porter to secondary, I know I don't "need" the gelatin but I figured what the heck. Anyway, as I started getting it dissolved, I noticed two things: 1) it's bright red in color 2) it smells like fake strawberry. I re-read the label and sure enough, it says "unflavored" and the ingredients only list "gelatin". I would consider this a packing error or something because I don't remember unflavored gelatin being red and smelling of fake strawberries. I'm just glad I didn't add it to my beer!

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Old 07-24-2007, 04:51 PM   #2
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Brewer's gelatin is a light tan color.
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Old 07-24-2007, 04:53 PM   #3
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Should be no color (when dissolved) and no smell.

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Old 07-24-2007, 04:54 PM   #4
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Definitely sounds like a packaging error. It should be more or less colourless (at least Knox brand is).

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