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Gelatin and Hops
« on: March 25, 2015, 10:12:18 PM »
I forgot to include Whirlfloc on my last brew and I'm considering using gelatin at this point. I do want to get a clear picture of what the beer and the dry hops will taste like and am concerned that the gelatin will take some of that away. Thoughts?

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Re: Gelatin and Hops
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2015, 10:31:12 PM »
I stopped using gelatin on hoppy beers because it does strip away some dry hop character.  Do you keg? If so, you could wait until the beer has been cold for a week and see if you think you need it. I've added gelatin to carbed kegs many times.
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Re: Gelatin and Hops
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2015, 11:27:10 PM »
Justin, let me suggest writing off clear beer on this one. Using or not using Wirlflock in a dry hopped APA or IPA will make only negligible difference anyway. Drink it from a red solo.

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Re: Gelatin and Hops
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2015, 11:38:39 PM »
+1.  Hop haze carries a lot of hop character with it.  Haze from bad pH, process, etc., is what to avoid.
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Re: Gelatin and Hops
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2015, 11:51:24 PM »
Yeah, let it go.

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Re: Gelatin and Hops
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2015, 12:16:11 AM »
Drink it from a red solo.

So drink beer like I normally do?

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Re: Gelatin and Hops
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Re: Gelatin and Hops
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2015, 12:27:06 AM »
  Do you keg?
Nope.

I say carb it and let it ride.  You'll like the hop character better.
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Re: Gelatin and Hops
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2015, 12:43:39 AM »
Let it ride, indeed.  Just feel free to close your eyes and enjoy the flavor.
Run then beer.