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No priming / clearing

Postby JoeP87 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 21:57

My first all-grain brew is currently fermenting away in the fermenting fridge. I plan to add some gelatin to hopefully clear the brew before i transfer from fermenter to polypin. Once transferred i planned to connect the bag to the beer engine with the tap facing up and pull any excess air from the bag then turn the tap off to let the beer condition. Does this sound like a reasonable method to ensure the beer is reasonable method of ensuring i get a clear(ish), decent beer at the end of it? It seems like a short time scale from start to finish, although it is only a 1 gallon batch. Cheers for any help.

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Re: No priming / clearing

Postby Dennis King » Tue Apr 25, 2017 23:15

I use that set up myself. Do you need gelatin? Most beers will clear on there own. Expel any air straight after filling and let it settle. If it doesn't clean you can add gelatin to the polypin. I only connect when read to drink.
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Re: No priming / clearing

Postby JoeP87 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 23:23

Do you think the beer would condition reasonably quickly by itself in the polypin then? They're only 5 litre polypins to start with. I'm a complete novice so any advice is gratefully received!
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Re: No priming / clearing

Postby HTH1975 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 13:40

speaking of gelatin, are you guys simply using supermarket gelatin ?

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2017: 105L brewed (need to update this figure)
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Conditioning: ciders from 2016, hedgerow barrolo, 1914 Courage RIS (10%).
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Re: No priming / clearing

Postby JoeP87 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 16:22

Well I'll be taking Dennis' advice and not using any for now but as far as im aware it's shop bought gelatin that people use.
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Re: No priming / clearing

Postby HTH1975 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 17:28

JoeP87 wrote:Well I'll be taking Dennis' advice and not using any for now but as far as im aware it's shop bought gelatin that people use.


I'll have to try this at some point. All I've ever used is vinclear, beer-brite and then allklear/adjunct.

I've not bothered with any finings at all since last summer when I got a brew fridge to crash cool. Still use kettle finings though.

2016: 330L brewed (72 gallons, over 8 firkins)
2017: 105L brewed (need to update this figure)
Drinking: Landlord clone
Conditioning: ciders from 2016, hedgerow barrolo, 1914 Courage RIS (10%).
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Re: No priming / clearing

Postby Dennis King » Wed Apr 26, 2017 21:35

HTH1975 wrote:
JoeP87 wrote:Well I'll be taking Dennis' advice and not using any for now but as far as im aware it's shop bought gelatin that people use.


I'll have to try this at some point. All I've ever used is vinclear, beer-brite and then allklear/adjunct.

I've not bothered with any finings at all since last summer when I got a brew fridge to crash cool. Still use kettle finings though.


Agree always use cooper finings.
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