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Title: Isinglass
Post by: dhacker on September 01, 2011, 12:34:55 PM
Does anyone know if this stuff has an expiration date if stored properly?
Title: Re: Isinglass
Post by: oscarvan on September 02, 2011, 10:07:33 PM
Does the package mention anything?

Some opinions here:

http://www.practicalbrewing.co.uk/fining/page5.html
Title: Re: Isinglass
Post by: dhacker on September 03, 2011, 12:40:46 AM
I don't currently have any in my stocks and have only used it in wine making. I do not remember ever seeing an expiration date or "Use Before" label, hence the question. Interesting read . . thanks for the link. 4 to 8 weeks ain't much, especially if there is no "Born On" date!
Title: Re: Isinglass
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on September 03, 2011, 06:26:05 PM
You could use Gelatine. To my opinion it is easier to use.
Title: Re: Isinglass
Post by: majorvices on September 03, 2011, 07:35:57 PM
BioFine Clear A3 - stuff is $12 a liter, stores indefinitely, doesn't need prepared and works better than any fining agent I have ever used. beer looks filtered after 2-3 days. Also vegan friendly, if any one cares.
Title: Re: Isinglass
Post by: dhacker on September 03, 2011, 10:23:04 PM
So long fish guts . . . Hello BioFine!
Title: Re: Isinglass
Post by: dhacker on September 03, 2011, 10:37:52 PM
So Keith . . Where does one procure a liter of BioFine Clear A3 for $12?
Title: Re: Isinglass
Post by: majorvices on September 03, 2011, 10:49:07 PM
I getine through brewers supply group but I think Crosby and Baker has it.
Title: Re: Isinglass
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on September 03, 2011, 10:54:27 PM
Crosby & Baker was purchased with Brewers supply group. I saw Weyermann prices went down. Not sure if it will be reflected in LHBS prices.

What is the dosage of Biofine Clear A3 per BBL?
I was looking at it but did not switch yet.
It is great to hear positive feedback.
Title: Re: Isinglass
Post by: majorvices on September 04, 2011, 02:31:38 AM
The dosage is "broad" to say the least. I don't have the bottle in front of me (but i have had a frontal lobotomy) I believe it is 19 - 180 ml per bbl. I have been cutting baack from 100 ml to 60 ml per bbl with very clear results. great stuff.
Title: Re: Isinglass
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on September 04, 2011, 07:47:41 PM
Thank you.
Title: Re: Isinglass
Post by: oscarvan on September 05, 2011, 02:31:49 PM
The dosage is "broad" to say the least. I don't have the bottle in front of me (but i have had a frontal lobotomy) I believe it is 19 - 180 ml per bbl. I have been cutting baack from 100 ml to 60 ml per bbl with very clear results. great stuff.

And we put this in where in the process? Into a secondary? Or at kegging......does it allow for transportation or would that stir things up again?
Title: Re: Isinglass
Post by: kgs on September 05, 2011, 05:13:01 PM
The dosage is "broad" to say the least. I don't have the bottle in front of me (but i have had a frontal lobotomy) I believe it is 19 - 180 ml per bbl. I have been cutting baack from 100 ml to 60 ml per bbl with very clear results. great stuff.

And we put this in where in the process? Into a secondary? Or at kegging......does it allow for transportation or would that stir things up again?

Looking at the bottle label from one homebrew store, you mix it in when transferring to secondary. Though I don't know what you do if you don't secondary. (I also noted that the bottle label has one dosage while the description lists another...)

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/4-OZ-BIOFINE-CLEAR-P2699.aspx
Title: Re: Isinglass
Post by: dhacker on September 05, 2011, 07:02:15 PM
Think I'd go with the dosage on the product label . . .
Title: Re: Isinglass
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on September 07, 2011, 12:19:01 PM
BioFine Clear A3 - stuff is $12 a liter, stores indefinitely, doesn't need prepared and works better than any fining agent I have ever used. beer looks filtered after 2-3 days. Also vegan friendly, if any one cares.
One more question. Well two more :)
Would you put it into FV when you are done fermenting with yeast still present?
If yes would it have any negative effects in re-itching with this yeast?

I have found it in the BSG catalog.
1 liter  is $19.
4 liters is $50.
Title: Re: Isinglass
Post by: dak0415 on September 07, 2011, 01:00:38 PM
Keith,
What effect does Biofine have on chill haze?  Same as gelatin or polyclar?
Title: Re: Isinglass
Post by: majorvices on September 07, 2011, 09:28:12 PM
I'm not sure it has much effect on protein haze. Works well on yeast haze though.