Noob, gelatin and cold crash - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Noob, gelatin and cold crash

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-03-2013, 10:24 PM   #1
BumbleBeeBeer
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Dallas, GA
Posts: 26
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts



Here's the scoop, first brew and realize I may have done some stuff not quite "right".
Brewed a brown english ale on the 12/23. Didn't bother to check anything and threw it in the primary in the hall closet (proceded to asplode sometime between xmas eve and xmas morning, good time SWMBO laughed her ass off). Everything seemed to go pretty fine, other than that. Learned a few things about my pcocess, etc.

Fast forward to 12/29 (yes, only six days) it had stopped doing much of anything. I didn't a little research (obviously not enough LOL) and decided that would be the perfect time to rack to secondary and toss in the wine fridge to cold crash at 41 degrees (as low as the wine fridge digital thermo goes).

Now, I want to get it out of there and into some bottles. I want to toss some gelatin in first. Would it be ok to toss it in now and let it come back to temp in the garage and bottle in a few days?

Any recommendations regarding this or any other things I may have borked?

By the way, I have another brew from 12/30 in the hall closet now, an IPA, that went even better

Thanks for any help in advance!




 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2013, 11:48 PM   #2
BumbleBeeBeer
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Dallas, GA
Posts: 26
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Meh, went for it. Made up a packet of Knox and slooooooowly (still some bubbles) poured it into the secondary that was cold crashing and put it back in the fridge.

Gonna bottle that shiat Saturday night



 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 02:47 AM   #3
day_trippr
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Stow, MA
Posts: 16,906
Liked 2844 Times on 2131 Posts


^^^ Gelatin in a cold keg?

This will get interesting soon...

Cheers!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 03:06 AM   #4
chumpsteak
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Meridian, ID
Posts: 853
Liked 96 Times on 79 Posts


Gelatin works best in cold beer because then it pulls out the chill haze as well as the lingering yeast. When I use gelatin I do it after I cold crash and dump it in the keg as I'm racking the 32F beer into the keg. Works perfectly in about a day.

Will also work perfectly if you bottle. There will still be plenty of yeast in suspension to carb up your beer. Sounds to me like your plan is sound.
__________________
Well lucky you, the devil made you look....

BumbleBeeBeer Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 03:49 AM   #5
BumbleBeeBeer
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Dallas, GA
Posts: 26
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Well, we'll find out Saturday night!

I am bottling these first few batches. If I get any good at it, kegs will be next!



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
when to add gelatin and cold crash? Doghead Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 01-24-2012 03:44 PM
to cold crash and gelatin or not? im322305 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 07-05-2011 11:47 AM
Cold Crash / Gelatin Literhoser General Techniques 6 12-31-2010 04:13 AM
Cold crash to gelatin? WisDevilDog Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 32 11-21-2010 10:35 PM
cold crash then add gelatin? Ryno General Techniques 5 03-31-2009 04:17 AM


Forum Jump