I’ve been brewing for years but haven’t done any fining in years. I used polyclar a few times 10 yrs ago. I have a plate filter but it’s too much of a PITA for me. And soaks up too much beer.
So I read a little on the forum and used gelatin on a pils recently. I dissolved 1 pkg of Knox gelatin in 2 cups of warm water and split it between two 5 gallon carboys. Stirred it some and dropped the temp to 38. I let is sit for 6 days.
I kegged it last night. Call me crazy, but the beer seemed a little “thick”. It seemed to have lost a little something during the process too. Didn’t have quite as bright a flavor as when I tasted it as I racked it before adding the gelatin. Of course, the beer was colder too. (38 instead of 52)
There was a fair amount of residue on the bottom of the carboy and I’m planning on letting it sit in the keg for a few weeks too.