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Old 07-30-2011, 10:47 PM   #231
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I could read a book through the beer. Even the dry hopped ones. Does that answer your question?

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Sure does. I'll try some for the brown ale I have in the conical. Thanks for all the responses

 
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:50 AM   #232
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Sorry for the pun, but can anyone clarify how clear the beer becomes after adding gelatin? Are we talking no sediment, or "macrobrew crystal clear?" I've tried to add KC finings for less than impressive results. Every time I keg, my beer is opaque until the last 1/2 gallon or so....usually after sitting a month in the keg...then it's clear as can be. Am I to assume that gelatin will speed this process up? I'm using a 7 gal conical, so I usually skip secondary.....can I just add the gelatin to the conical after a few weeks and let it sit for another week or so? Can I get good results without a cold crash? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
Everytime I use this method my beers come out crystal clear as if a pro did it.

 
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:55 PM   #233
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Holy cow! I tried out the prescribed method (dropped into an already carbonated keg of blonde) and it worked in less than 24 hours. Clear as a bell. Where have you been all my life, gelatine????

 
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:41 PM   #234
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I tried the gelatin in my pumpkin ale and it is absolutely crystal clear! You guys weren't kidding when you said you could read a book through it! Thanks a lot.
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:16 AM   #235
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Just did this method on 10 gallons of a APA that used 10 ounces of hops and then dry hopped and it's crystal clear..

I actually used the knox gelatin on this one, the first one I did I used the LD carlson gelatin finings, is there a preference? I think the knox worked faster

 
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Old 08-05-2011, 05:16 PM   #236
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I've always used the knox, works great and super easy to get and cheap.

 
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:28 PM   #237
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I am not sure if it has been mentioned and I apologize if I am repeating information.

Whenever you use gelatin in a keg, make sure to draw off a couple ounces every few days until it is carbonated. The gelatin makes a big glob of beer jello at the bottom of the keg. If you don't move the beer, it clogs the dip tube.

If that does happen to you, use the pressure relief valve to blow off the surface CO2. Then unhook the beer line and use a sanitized diptube cleaning tool to clear the jello.

I once kegged three beers, added gelatin, and put them on gas before visiting the in-laws for two weeks. As you can imagine, I needed a beer when I got home. All three faucets were dry. I had to pull each keg, sanitize the diptube cleaning tool three times, then hook up the kegs and pour out beer jello. It still takes a few days to clear after that because of moving the kegs.

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Old 08-08-2011, 01:30 PM   #239
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Well, I used knox gelatin in my keg and it's amazingly clear. Love this stuff. After I bottled a few from the keg and shared, my buddy wants to try it too. The problem is that he can't cold crash and he doesn't keg. Will gelatin have any effect at room temperature?

 
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:24 PM   #240
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Well, I used knox gelatin in my keg and it's amazingly clear. Love this stuff. After I bottled a few from the keg and shared, my buddy wants to try it too. The problem is that he can't cold crash and he doesn't keg. Will gelatin have any effect at room temperature?
I did it at 68F in the 2ry and bottled 2 weeks later and it turned out perfect!
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