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Brewer3401

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Is there any one "best" product to add to the brite tank (secondary) to clarify to crystal clear ?

I use gelatin now, and let it sit for 2 months or so at 34 F, and it works really well.

Am able to brew more frequently now, so I'd like to have something that would work in about 1 month.

Brew day to ready to drink in keg is a 3 month turn around - would like to get down to 2 months.

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I use irish moss and a month in the fermenter for Ales and I don't know how they could be more clear after all is said and done.
 

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Gelatin should work in 2-3 days. Your two month time seems excessive.
 
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Gelatin should work in 2-3 days. Your two month time seems excessive.

I just checked (I have a 250 ml glass cylinder I keep a sample in to check on the clarity)

It's pretty clear, but not brilliant.

2 months is a long time - I racked the beer last Friday evening, so it's only been 3 days (with a nice slug of yeast on the bottom)
 

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If I left my beer at 34 for two month I'd not need any other clarifiers. Gelitin and a few days are I need for bright beer. A week or two in the keg and it's brilliant even at near freezing. I wish I could serve it warmer but I have other things in there lagering.
 

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I get beer from pitch to keg in like 3 weeks and after 2 weeks on gas it pours clear as day.

Oh and I've never used gelatin or anything other than irish moss at 15 minutes. Sometimes I secondary, sometimes not.

For me and my brewery, crash cooling once its in the keg is all any beer needs to be clear.
 

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Extract has already gone through some good protein breaks so it should clarify easier.

Here is a shot of Mojave Red at 16 days from brewday drawn from a 45F keg.

At 35 it will haze.
 
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Nice head, and clear - the way I clarify, I don't get chill haze (but seems like it takes forever)

I checked again, and it's very clear after 4 days but not brilliant.

I'm looking for brilliant, but don't want to use a filter.

I can get brilliant in 2 months - will let you know if I'm there in 1 month.
If so, I can brew every 2 months (10 days ferment, 2 days diacetyl rest, 30 days crashed with clarifier, 14 days to carbonate - 4 days left over in 2 month period to bottle and get chest freezer ready for fermentation temps again)
 
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You guys were right.

Been 12 days, and even the bottom of the 14" glass cylinder shows brilliant beer.

In the past, I didn't have the time to check often, but when the 2 month or so mark came, I'd check and it was brilliant.

Good, can brew more often now.
 
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