Best Secondary Clarifiers

What is the best clarifying agent to use during a secondary fermentation?

Gelatin. Works like a charm every time.


Seconded. Gel works great but so does time.

It really doesn’t get any faster and more reliable than gelatin.

I’ve always had a question on this and I hope it is OK to ask it here. Sanitation? My proceedure with Gelatin is 2-3 days prior to bottling, put the gelatin into tepid water, let it sit for a 1/2 hour, Heat for 1 minute in the microwave(don’t boil), add to the beer. I haven’t introduced an infection yet, but this seems like the perfect time to screw up alot of work.

I haven’t experienced a contamination issue with gelatin yet, after using it ~10 times. But your concern is valid. Maybe I should be microwaving as you do just to kill whatever bugs might be in there. Not a bad idea.

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Seriously though, the stuff’s like magic. Bright beer in 24-48 hours.

Best clarifier? Your liver.