Im gonna "have" to clear this one...

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Priemus

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Long story short, broke tap on pot, ended up dumping entire boil minus a little hop sludge into fermenter, this included the most nasty cold break i've seen in 3 years of brewing.

Ive never used Gelatin before, Im gonna have to this time I think.

So got it sitting next to me, high krauzen after 12 hours of sitting there, but I need to know a few things.

If I use Gelatin im going to do it after 1 week fermenting, and before a light dry hop and also oak chips in this case.

Will this affect my bottle carb? should I rehydrate a pack of yeast and dump it in day before bottling? any tips.

Got about 5 or 6 days to accumulate info ;)

P.s.

Stuck unsanitised hand over hole and splashed a good half leter through my fingers before I hap hazardly dumped it all in the bucket. Should be funny.
 

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people regularly dump the entire brew kettle into the fermentor. I wouldn't worry about it. It will settle out.
 
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wow, I popped the first post from Kelly ;)

Welcome.

Also note btw, I usually tap of a spigot and leave "most" of the gunk behind and have "never" used anything to clarify, and only had 1 unclear beer (ironically the best).

The break in this looked like curdled milk and was at least 10 cm thick on the top of the pot when i had it in the sink, I obviously did something strange, frist time I used brewfirm DME, other than that...no idea....

Eitherway Im not so comfortable letting it just settle out.
 

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It will be fine. It will all settle out. If you use gelatin after only one week, I'd say you run the risk of having an underattenuated beer. Gelatin is usually a secondary thing.
 

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Given time, it will settle out. You can go ahead and use gelatin, which folks have done without hurting their bottle carbing (you really don't need a lot of yeast left in suspension to carb up the beer), so if that's your concern you should be fine. Just know that your beer's fine either way.
 

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I dump the whole kettle though a kitchen strainer into my fermenter on ever brew I do. The strainer stops the big pieces of hop but lets the particles and all the break material through. 3 weeks in primary and it's nicely clear.
 

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Leave it in the fermenter longer. I always dump my entire BK into the fermenter and my beers turn out clear, even when I forget whirlfloc.
 
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Oki dokey, I usually give it 3 weeks, Ill give it 4 and presume its ok (unless of course it got infected from my grubby mits) ;)
 
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