It is vital to mix with preheated (nearly but not quite boiling) water and let it completely dissolve....I used one knox gelatin package in each of my kegs. I did not hydrate the gelatin and maybe that was a big mistake, I just dumped it in and let the racking rip.
...I had coagulated gelatin in my beer pours all the way to the end of both kegs I would get tiny granules at the bottom of the glass....
A full pack of Knox was too much. 1/2 pack per 5 gallons is more than enough.Thanks guys! I always use a secondary for a cleaning tank. Next time, I will try this again, I'll dissolve and hydrate properly and add the my secondary.
I am happy to hear it was my mistake not a lackluster product!
If you look at the nutrition label on that stuff it has 21 grams of carbohydrates, 20 grams of which is sugar, in 1/4 packet. That's 80 grams of sugar in a whole packet. Normal gelatin has 0 carbs. I would bet that the yeast would just have a picnic on that stuff. Probably would not work.speaking of gelatin, I have been meaning to ask what people think about this:
I have a few vegan friends and would hate to say that my beer had animal products in it. Personally I don't really give much of a s"&$ and I have been wanting to try the gelatin trick, but it would be nice not to have a disclaimer on my beers.
living in the heart of cattle country here in Colorado...I don't know a lot of vegans...and being a cattle producer as well as an avid hunter / fisher / enjoyer of red meat everywhere...I don't think they'd like me if I did...but isn't yeast a living organism?I have a few vegan friends and would hate to say that my beer had animal products in it.
Trust me:Bringing this back form the dead. I just picked up two 1oz packs of Gelatin Finings from Northern Brewer. They are made by LD Carlson. The instructions on the bottle list mixing 1/2 TSP per 5 gallons, soak in cold water for an hour and then boil to disolve.
Everyone here says do not boil....I am thoroughly confused.
It would be fine, but a few considerations:Hi all -
Would you advise against adding gelatin to my keg of recently force-carbed beer?
I racked to the keg this past Monday, let it sit under 30psi for two days, and now lowered to serving pressure. My beer isn't very clear, so I'm thinking I might throw in some gelatin.
You'll see the effects of gelatin inside of 48 hours.How long can gelatin sit in the secondary? I'm using it for the first time either tonight or tomorrow because I forgot to add irish moss to the boil. Does cold crashing help the gelatin or will I not even have to bother?