I'm making a Rasberry red ale this weekend and it was suggested I get something to help clear it up once we goto a secondary.
I bought some sparkaloid powder at the store yesterday and was told to drop it into my secondary after finishing racking it. 2 Table spoons.
I'm not doubting his methods as he's on the board of a large club here in California, the Maltose Falcons.
My question is could I use this for my pale ale that i'm using right now that I was considering racking to a secondary in a few days?
The kit I used, didn't come with anything so I'm assumeing it's not needed and would just take longer to clear up. Hence me wanting to drop it in secondary in a few days and adding this powder if needed.
Is this optional in brewing or only for certain styles of beer?