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Isinglass
« on: September 01, 2011, 05:34:55 AM »
Does anyone know if this stuff has an expiration date if stored properly?
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Re: Isinglass
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2011, 03:07:33 PM »
Does the package mention anything?

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http://www.practicalbrewing.co.uk/fining/page5.html
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Re: Isinglass
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2011, 05:40:46 PM »
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!
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Re: Isinglass
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2011, 11:26:05 AM »
You could use Gelatine. To my opinion it is easier to use.
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Re: Isinglass
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2011, 12:35:57 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.
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Re: Isinglass
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2011, 03:23:04 PM »
So long fish guts . . . Hello BioFine!
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Re: Isinglass
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2011, 03:37:52 PM »
So Keith . . Where does one procure a liter of BioFine Clear A3 for $12?
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Re: Isinglass
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2011, 03:49:07 PM »
I getine through brewers supply group but I think Crosby and Baker has it.
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Re: Isinglass
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2011, 03:54:27 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.
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Re: Isinglass
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2011, 07:31:38 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.
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Re: Isinglass
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2011, 12:47:41 PM »
Thank you.
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Re: Isinglass
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2011, 07:31:49 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.

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?
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Re: Isinglass
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2011, 10:13:01 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.

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
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Re: Isinglass
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2011, 12:02:15 PM »
Think I'd go with the dosage on the product label . . .
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Re: Isinglass
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2011, 05:19:01 AM »
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.
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