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Old 02-21-2013, 10:05 PM   #11
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Has anyone used this to clarify the beer before bottling? Does it actually clear up the beer at all?

Yep - I have used it a few times. Really clears it up. Prepare it like Nanoman says and you'll have no problem. About two cups water and 1 pack of Knox for 5 gallons works for me. I let mine sit for 15 minutes before adding it, but not longer. I have not cold crashed afterwards - it does the job for me at room temperature in 2 or 3 days.


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Old 02-21-2013, 11:15 PM   #12
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I use Knox gelatin when I cold crash. It "sinks" the loose hops I use when dry hopping after 3-4 days. I use about 10-12 oz off water and a half package of gelatin---careful not to boil but to let it get hot enough to be gin clean. Let it cool-pour in already chilled carboy (I'm maybe a day into cold crash now) and once it's in I spin the carboy around a bit.

To be honest-I'm drinking a Cal Common I made (and dry hopped half oz Northern Brewer) and I'm thinking about it being TOO hoppy so I don't think the gelatin took too much of the hops away. But it is as clear as any commercial beer you would ever find.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:58 PM   #13
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Gelatine works on proteins and yeast. I don't think recall that it affects dissolved iso-alpha acids. Don't you could pull bitterness out using it (or any other post kettle fining agent). You would have to brew a less hoppy batch and blend.

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