gelatin finings? - Page 10 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > gelatin finings?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-10-2009, 02:46 AM   #91
neuron555
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Delmar NY
Posts: 255
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


You add the priming sugar at the time you bottle. Otherwise, the sugar gets eaten by the yeast and all the carbonation goes out your airlock. You use the finings at least a couple days or more before.

The gelatin may drop out some of the yeast, but as long as there is some yeast left, it will carbonate. In theory, it might take longer, but I have not noticed a big difference.
__________________
"Better Living Through Chemistry"

Neuron Nanobrewery

suckrpnch Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2009, 03:47 PM   #92
suckrpnch
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
nyc
Posts: 2

Thanks Neuron555. I had a feeling that was the case. I have done this before, but I am trying to improve the process as I haven't had spectacular results.

My main goal has been to reduce sediment. The most recent time, the beer was pretty clear, and the sediment was pretty manageable, but i had had a bit of a... skin on top that seemed gelatin related... I am not really sure. I still bottled it after some skimming, and it tasted fine and didn't seem to have any adverse reactions.

My worry was to reduce amount of contact with air and to keep better covered this time while in process.

Last time. i racked into secondary, added gelatin, let sit for about 3-4 days. Then I racked back to primary to get it off of the sediment I was trying to remove... but then I racked back to secondary onto the priming sugar since it has the nozzle. Seems a little ludicrous...

So this time, I am just leaving in secondary and adding sugar directly to bottles...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2009, 10:57 PM   #93
weirdboy
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
May 2009
Los Angeles
Posts: 8,216
Liked 492 Times on 397 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by suckrpnch View Post
I have read all 9 pages of this thread. Some great info, but i can't figure out when to add priming sugar for bottling. Has anyone fined their batch and then carbonated in the bottles?

Should I add the priming sugar with the gelatin? Before? A couple days after?

If I add the priming sugar after, won't I stir things back up?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
You should add your priming sugar (dissolved in a small amount of boiled water) to the bottling bucket at bottling time. You use a separate bottling bucket, right? If not, it's worth the investment.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 01:42 PM   #94
IrregularPulse
Hobby Collector
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
IrregularPulse's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2007
Posts: 51,513
Liked 3519 Times on 3330 Posts


I'm going to do my first Gelatin trials with 10 gallons of a Fat Tire clone. They're already in kegs, so I'll just add to the kegs hopefully tonight. The first will have a few days to claer before there's room in the keezer for it, and the second will have even log until the firs this gone. Then my second trial will be done BEFORE racking to keg with the my Campfire Poter that's fermenting now.
__________________
Tap Room Hobo

I should have stuck to four fingers in Vegas.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 03:49 PM   #95
rocketman768
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
rocketman768's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Evanston, IL
Posts: 1,083
Liked 25 Times on 22 Posts


Anybody added the gelatin as you rack into the bottling bucket? Since the bottles will be chilled in the fridge anyway, it seems to me that this would be the easiest thing to do if it does not create some sort of problem.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 01:14 PM   #96
IrregularPulse
Hobby Collector
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
IrregularPulse's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2007
Posts: 51,513
Liked 3519 Times on 3330 Posts


It will be clearing in your bottles, thus leaving all the sediment in there. It would made more sediment in your bottles for pouring.
__________________
Tap Room Hobo

I should have stuck to four fingers in Vegas.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2009, 09:48 PM   #97
armstpe
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Florida
Posts: 17

will adding gelatin to the secondary raise the gravity before it has had time to work?

Paul

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2009, 12:47 PM   #98
IrregularPulse
Hobby Collector
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
IrregularPulse's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2007
Posts: 51,513
Liked 3519 Times on 3330 Posts


Not sure I follow your thinking here. Gelatin is not going to raise gravity, and what do you mean "before it has time to work?
__________________
Tap Room Hobo

I should have stuck to four fingers in Vegas.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2009, 08:28 PM   #99
armstpe
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Florida
Posts: 17

I have a batch of wheat beer (my first all grain using bag method) which was very cloudy. I added warm gelatin to a secondary and transferred the primary to the secondary. I thought I would take a gravity reading and it was at 1.028 after fermenting for 3 and 1/2 weeks. Of course I was very dissapointed to have such a high FG but then remembered the warm gelatin would rise to the top of the fermenting bottle. Hence my Question.

I turned my fermenting refridgerator down to 50 deg with the idea of taking another reading in about 4 days to see what I have then.

Paul

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2009, 12:32 PM   #100
IrregularPulse
Hobby Collector
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
IrregularPulse's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2007
Posts: 51,513
Liked 3519 Times on 3330 Posts


On a side note, wheat beers are supposed to be cloudy, second, I'm not sure what teh gravity reading would be of gelatin......
__________________
Tap Room Hobo

I should have stuck to four fingers in Vegas.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you use gelatin finings? SamuraiSquirrel General Techniques 41 04-14-2013 05:36 PM
Gelatin Finings d_m_s_00 General Techniques 3 01-29-2008 09:43 PM
Gelatin Finings coyotlgw General Techniques 5 05-17-2007 12:00 AM
Gelatin finings Fingers Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 0 03-04-2007 08:23 PM
Need help on gelatin finings bloomerjt07 General Techniques 5 02-06-2007 04:47 AM


Forum Jump