[quote=“jkerulusmc”]Most threads I have read say not to boil the gelatin.
I guess boil the water first then add the gelatin after it cools right?
Ken whats your sanitization procedures for adding gelatin?[/quote]
I mix about a cup of cold water and 1-2 tbsp of gelatin in a plastic bowl with a lid. The cool water is supposed to allow the gel granules to “bloom”. After about 10-15 mins, I pour that into a pot and heat it on the stove. I just heat it until the gel granules dissolve and it all looks like a clear, smooth liquid. Then I turn off the heat and put a lid on that pot and allow it to cool a little (it cools more if I’m adding it to a glass secondary and less if I’m dumping it into a keg). Never had a sanitation issue doing this and I wouldn’t expect one. Also, I have accidentally left it on the stove longer than I wanted and it started to boil… it was fine. If I add it to a secondary, I add the gel solution first and rack the beer on top so it mixes properly. I recently made a change in my beer bunker so I have some cold storage for beers in secondary which means that the beer I’m racking to kegs is already cold so I now add the gel solution to the clean & sanitized keg and rack the beer (cold and flat) onto the gel to mix it and then I start force carbing immediately. I haven’t added gel solution to a carbed keg and since the gel is trying to drag things down and bubbles want to rise, I’m not sure who would win that battle. Cheers Beerheads.