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Gelatin First Try

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klickitat jim:
Just checking to see if I did this somewhat right

Kegged a batch of IPA. Steeped 2 oz of dry hops in a bag for 4 days at 67°. Pulled the hop bag and put it in my kegerator under 20# CO2 for 24hrs to chill it.

Mixed 1tsp gelatin in 3/4 cup hot water, rested about 20 min. Releived keg pressure and gently stirred in the gelatin. Resealed and applied 20# CO2.

I'm thinking it will be ready to blow out the gunk in 24 hrs. Then enjoy nice clear IPA goodness.

Yes? No? Maybe?

jeffy:
That should make it clear, but maybe not so much carbonated.
I don't stir, just gently pour the hot gelatin mixture on top of the cold beer.

klickitat jim:
The carb I'm not worried about, 20psi at 35° will carb it I'm sure.

james:
24 hours takes a lot of out of the gunk out but I've found 36-48 hours to be slightly better.  If you give it a full 4-5 days you'll be amazed at the clarity.

narvin:
This is my preferred method for making the gelatin mixture:  http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?t=64190&highlight=gelatin

It will fall out pretty quickly.  I usually give it a few days but 24 hours should get most of it out if the beer was already chilled.

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