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Title: Gelatin for Fining
Post by: duncana on February 09, 2018, 07:20:23 AM
Hi
My first ever batch of cider and it was looking and even tasting great, until I added some gelatin. This seems to have had exactly the opposite effect I was hoping for and it has turned horrible and milky. Did I add too much, or how long should it take for the muck to settle out?
Title: Re: Gelatin for Fining
Post by: GigaFemto on February 09, 2018, 08:35:06 AM
In order for gelatin to work you need to drop the beer temperature as low as you can get it (within a couple of degrees of freezing) so the gelatin can settle to the bottom and pull all the other things down with it. I only tried gelatin once and was not impressed enough with the results to do it again.

--GF
Title: Re: Gelatin for Fining
Post by: duncana on February 10, 2018, 12:15:55 AM
Thanks GF. I'm going to battle to get it that chilled living where I do.