Author Topic: Cloudy brew vs gelatin  (Read 3776 times)

jwhite751

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Cloudy brew vs gelatin
« on: May 25, 2005, 07:56:14 AM »
I forgot to add Irish Moss on my last 2 batches so to clear my beer I want to use gelatin. From what I have read I can soak 1 tablespoon in warm water till dissolved and add to secondary a few days before kegging or bottling. I read on another forum that gelatin only precipitates out the yeast in suspension. As I cold condition for 2 weeks would this cause a carbonation problem? Will cold conditioning and gelatin work together to help give me a sparkling clear beer ?
« Last Edit: May 25, 2005, 08:53:13 AM by jwhite751 »

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Re: Cloudy brew vs gelatin
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2005, 12:18:44 PM »
Yes,
 It will help, but I have had better results using Polyclar which is also good for removing tannins that add to cloudiness.

 You just add the polyclar to a little cold water and mix it in a few days before bottling.

 Cold aging your beer will also result in faster clearing.  Keep it in your refrigerator once it has fully carbonated.

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