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seymour
beers 1682 º places 45 º 10:26 Thu 9/27/2012

Originally posted by kiefdog
...I use the approach that someone posted here a while back -- take 8 ounces of RO water, place in a sanitized glass measuring cup and add the required amount of gelatin (I think it is 1/2 TB). Let that sit at room temp for 30-60 minutes with plastic wrap over it, then pop it into the microwave for 90 seconds. Many of the gelatin containers from homebrew shops say to boil the gelatin, but I think someone posted here that doing so denatures it. After the 90 second heating in the micro, throw into secondary, stir everything really well with a sanitized spoon then wait about two more days. I usually cold crash my beer for two days, add the gelatin, then let it sit at serving temp (38) for two more days before kegging...

Good, actionable stuff. Thank you very much, kiefdog!

 
chils
05:14 Tue 10/2/2012

From Greg Noonan "New brewing lager"

1. Fine after the beer has fermented out, colder than 50F--closer to freezing is better for 7-14 days

2. a. 1/8 tsp per 2 oz water per gallon of beer, so 5/8 tsp/10oz water per 5 gal batch, mix cold, cover and hydrate 1 hr.

b. Heat to 150-160f , do not let cool below 120F and add to beer

 
CLevar
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places 16 º 06:15 Tue 10/2/2012

Originally posted by seymour
Originally posted by kiefdog
...I use the approach that someone posted here a while back -- take 8 ounces of RO water, place in a sanitized glass measuring cup and add the required amount of gelatin (I think it is 1/2 TB). Let that sit at room temp for 30-60 minutes with plastic wrap over it, then pop it into the microwave for 90 seconds. Many of the gelatin containers from homebrew shops say to boil the gelatin, but I think someone posted here that doing so denatures it. After the 90 second heating in the micro, throw into secondary, stir everything really well with a sanitized spoon then wait about two more days. I usually cold crash my beer for two days, add the gelatin, then let it sit at serving temp (38) for two more days before kegging...


Planning on doing almost exactly this in a day or so. I will report back.
Good, actionable stuff. Thank you very much, kiefdog!

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