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Re: Quick show of hands... gel solution with dry hops.
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2015, 09:55:23 pm »
I understand that it's just personal preference, but since you asked: I think gelatin is disgusting, and I would not put it in my beer.
I've heard people say this before and I don't understand it at all.  It's not like it makes Jell-O beer.  It's a tasteless clarifier and I use it on every batch... sometimes twice depending on the beer and conditions.  What is your aversion to it?
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Re: Quick show of hands... gel solution with dry hops.
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2015, 05:56:42 am »

I understand that it's just personal preference, but since you asked: I think gelatin is disgusting, and I would not put it in my beer.
Why?

He's from LA. Obviously vegan. Don't let him know that there is gluten in beer or he'll stop drinking all together!  :P ;D

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Re: Quick show of hands... gel solution with dry hops.
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2015, 06:11:19 am »
Biofine-clear is vegan friendly.

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Re: Quick show of hands... gel solution with dry hops.
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2015, 06:38:01 am »
Biofine-clear is vegan friendly.



Non-celiac disease gluten haters on the other hand... I don't have much patience for such a silly fad. Take your quinoa beer elsewhere.   :P

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Re: Quick show of hands... gel solution with dry hops.
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2015, 07:00:28 am »
If someone is vegetarian/vegan and dislikes gel then I can see it.  I agree that I roll my eyes at all the gluten-free stuff which reminds me of the carb-craze from a few years ago.  But I would like to know why someone sees gel as "disgusting" for reasons other than being veggie/vegan. 

I'm about to go find my gel granules and make some gel!  :D
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Re: Quick show of hands... gel solution with dry hops.
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2015, 08:25:16 am »
Biofine-clear is vegan friendly.

Yep. And I have had people ask me over and over again if my beer was vegan. Glad to be able to tell them that, yes. It is! (Usually...;))

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Re: Quick show of hands... gel solution with dry hops.
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2015, 09:50:04 am »
Not.

THIS^^^^^
Oh, pffft!  Like I'm going to listen to you!  :P

In my 16+ years of brewing I have never had anyone ask me if my beer was vegan or if I ever made a gluten-free beer.  I understand that celiac disease is real but I also know a number of people who used to wolf pretzels like they were M&Ms and don't eat them now because they're trying to eliminate gluten... which is fine.  It's just not a concern of mine.
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Re: Quick show of hands... gel solution with dry hops.
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2015, 09:52:15 am »
I think properly informed vegans will know to ask. I feel it is a vegan's responsibility to know what he or she eating.

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Re: Quick show of hands... gel solution with dry hops.
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2015, 09:57:48 am »
I think properly informed vegans will know to ask. I feel it is a vegan's responsibility to know what he or she eating.
That's a good point.  Some may not even think there was a reason to ask because why would beer contain something they don't want to consume?  But I notice that SO MANY products now say "gluten-free" on them no matter what.  Hey look, gluten-free Coke.  Wow!  :D
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Re: Quick show of hands... gel solution with dry hops.
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2015, 10:38:49 am »
Not.

THIS^^^^^
Oh, pffft!  Like I'm going to listen to you!  :P

In my 16+ years of brewing I have never had anyone ask me if my beer was vegan or if I ever made a gluten-free beer.  I understand that celiac disease is real but I also know a number of people who used to wolf pretzels like they were M&Ms and don't eat them now because they're trying to eliminate gluten... which is fine.  It's just not a concern of mine.

But that's not my reasoning...super clear beer, especially for a hoppy beer just isn't necessary IMO.
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Re: Quick show of hands... gel solution with dry hops.
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2015, 10:40:07 am »
I think properly informed vegans will know to ask. I feel it is a vegan's responsibility to know what he or she eating.

So they have to ask about everything?  I can't eat grapefruit without medical consequence.  There are a lot of people putting grapefruit in beer these days.  Do I have to ask about every beer I drink?  It should be the server's responsibility.
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Re: Quick show of hands... gel solution with dry hops.
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2015, 10:59:51 am »

I think properly informed vegans will know to ask. I feel it is a vegan's responsibility to know what he or she eating.

So they have to ask about everything?  I can't eat grapefruit without medical consequence.  There are a lot of people putting grapefruit in beer these days.  Do I have to ask about every beer I drink?  It should be the server's responsibility.
I understand what you are saying Denny, but I don't think a server should be expected to know that grapefruit can cause severe drug interactions. With many beers it would be obvious based on the description or name, but I could certainly see some beers might be a bit stealthy. Ultimately the responsibility is with you as it would be with any other person with a special dietary consideration.

Maybe there is some merit to the argument that beer ingredients should be listed on packaging. I'm sure it could be done without getting too granular and many beers would simply list "water, malted barley, hops, yeast"

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Re: Quick show of hands... gel solution with dry hops.
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2015, 11:20:21 am »
Server: "Here's your beer, wait... you're not alergic to balls are you?"

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Re: Quick show of hands... gel solution with dry hops.
« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2015, 11:49:52 am »
Here's a picture of my IPA, not fined, tasted great.



That's my foosball table in the background too. :)