Bertus Brewery posted a great guide on clearing your beer using gelatin. We've used this method a number of times for our beers, especially when brewing for a party or event on short notice and it works great!  

Here's a bit from their site and a link for the process.

"This is a topic I've brushed on before, but I get plenty of questions about it. So I decided to do a full post dedicated to my favorite fining agent: gelatin. If you ask people their feelings on using gelatin to fine beer, you'll get a number of different opinions. Personally, I find it invaluable to clear my beer quickly. Fining one's beer with gelatin isn't difficult, but it does require a few specific steps. Here's the process I've had success with.

Fermenter or Keg

The first question to ask, is: What state should our beer be in when we add the gelatin? There are two methods, and they both work equally well. You can fine with gelatin in either a fermenter (primary or secondary), or directly in the serving keg. I typically opt for the later. Although, in either case, you want the beer to be cold, and I mean ICE cold. The colder the beer is, the more haze-forming particulate will form. The more haze-forming particulate that forms, the more particulate the gelatin can fine out. I've heard people have used gelatin with some success at cellar temps (50-55F), but I've only had it work well when the beer was at serving temp (32-40F).

Which Gelatin to Buy?

Obviously, you shouldn't buy cherry jello; you're looking for unflavored gelatin. Knox is a popular brand that most supermarkets carry, but I find the store-brand works just as well. Most LHBS also carry gelatin, but they tend to include a hefty markup on the price. The specifics don't matter much, so long as you buy unflavored gelatin, you'll be fine."
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06/07/2012 1:08pm

FWIW, if you or people who drink your beer don't eat pork, you can get kosher gelatin that is made from beef products. Though I had to get mine from Amazon and ended up with enough gelatin to clear about 900 batches! :-)

06/11/2012 10:51am

thanks for the tip Steve!

08/23/2012 7:51am

I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoyed every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.

05/29/2014 4:09am

We Dezhou Yalun can supply gelatin what are made from beef or porcine hides and bones for beer clarifier. & can reach me.


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