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Question about using gelatin
« on: April 16, 2012, 05:36:02 AM »
I usually get the corney keg cold like 31 and mix half a pack Knox with  a cup of hot water to dissolve, and pouring to a gently stirred flat beer. Then i force for a week. . Does it help to shake the keg to get better fining results? Or once it is introduced it settles out and that's that?
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Re: Question about using gelatin
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2012, 05:49:37 AM »
I'll add my gelatin to a cup of cold water and let it bloom for 30 minutes.  then I nuke it for about 45 seconds to dissolve the gelatin ( but never let it boil ).

After I hit my keg with sanitizer and co2, I'll add the gelatin first and rack the beer on top of it.  After purging the headspace, I'll still shake the keg just a bit to make sure it's mixed.

I've had great results with gelatin.  Here is my first larger I've ever done:

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Re: Question about using gelatin
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 01:13:50 PM »
My process is pretty close to darkside's.  Add Knox gelatin to room temp water in a pyrex measuring cup.  Bloom for 20 minutes covered.  Nuke until that first bubble breaks the surface.  Add to cold beer (I add it to the primary since I ferment in a keg).  After 24 hours, I rack off into a pair of serving kegs.  A little sediment makes it over to the serving kegs, but not much.  That gets stirred up when I move the kegs from cold storage to the serving kegerator, but it settles out pretty fast.  Beer is brilliantly clear.

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Re: Question about using gelatin
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2012, 06:25:06 PM »
I just pour the gelatin mixture over the top of the carbonated beer while chilled in the keg, then gently stir the beer a few times and the beer clears nicely within a day.  I recently made a German Pils that came out crystal clear using this method.
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Re: Question about using gelatin
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2012, 04:48:07 AM »
I just pour the gelatin mixture over the top of the carbonated beer while chilled in the keg, then gently stir the beer a few times and the beer clears nicely within a day.  I recently made a German Pils that came out crystal clear using this method.
I do this but do not stir.  Just add the hot mixture (btw I use some of the actual beer instead of water) and gently pour it onto the cold beer, wait a day, pour a half pint of yeast, then clear beer.
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