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Old 09-02-2013, 02:53 AM   #1
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I see a lot of posts with people using gelatin to clear there brews. I have never used gelatin. I use Irish moss or whirlfloc tablets and cold crashing. I have only had cloudy beer 1 or 2 times in 3 years. Just want to hear others results and experiences.
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:17 AM   #2
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Yes, no, sometimes.
Im at batch 9 in about 5 months.

1: Irish Moss, no gel, no cold crash.. Primary and secondary.. Clear beer.
2: Irish Moss, gel, no cold crash.. Primary Clear beer.
3: Irish Moss, gel, cold crash.. Primary Clear beer.
4: Irish Moss, no gel, cold crash.. Primary Clear beer.
5: Irish Moss, gel, no cold crash.. Primary Clear beer.
6: Irish Moss, no gel, cold crash.. Primary Clear beer.
7: Irish Moss, no gel, cold crash.. Primary Clear beer.
8: Irish Moss, //still fermenting
9: Irish Moss, //still fermenting
10: Brewing tomorrow... no idea what I''ll use.. This one is wheat beer.. so........
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:22 AM   #3
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I have been for the last 10 or so brews, works great. I cold crash too.
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:27 AM   #4
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I've been using it for a while on my pale/amber/brown beers, anything I should be able to see through. I use whirlfloc in the kettle, cold crash, and gelatin in the keg. After a quick force carb (~3 days) I am getting pretty clear beer, after another week of cold conditioning, my beer sparkles. I highly recommend using gelatin.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:19 AM   #5
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If your kegging, its so cheap why not?

You can get enough gelatin to last you a year of brewing for only a few dollars.

If your bottling to me its too much work.

 
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:48 AM   #6
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I do it. I use Irish Moss in the boil, and I cold-crash, and add gelatin. Why not? It makes a difference.

 
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:38 PM   #7
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I use it when kegging right after racking the cold beer (that's been cold-crashed 5-7 days in the primary) into the keg.

It's easy to let the gel do it's magic over the next two weeks while the beer carbs (at 12 psi).

I also use whirlfoc @ 10 min and let the wort trub settle 15-20 minutes after chilling too. I like clear beer.
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:41 PM   #8
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If your kegging, its so cheap why not?

You can get enough gelatin to last you a year of brewing for only a few dollars.

If your bottling to me its too much work.
No difference in work ... You don't put it in each bottle

The gel can go in the primary a few days before moving to bottling bucket, or if you secondary, use the gel then.
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:55 PM   #9
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I use it every batch now works great for me. The only one it did not clear was a rassberry wheat.

 
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:11 PM   #10
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I just started using it based upon advice here. Worked great. As I don't always have the ability to cold crash, it's nice to have super cheap options... just don't use too much.... 5-7gr (normal single packet size) for a corny.

 
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