Also, for whatever it’s worth, I boil the h2o/gelatin mixture to more or less sterilize it, and (primarily) to de-oxegenate the water. No worries at all about boiling the gelatin…that’s how gelatin is made in the first place.[/quote]
Wow, so you add the gelatin to the room temp water, let it bloom, then boil? I’ve heard this is exactly what you aren’t supposed to do. Though I must say, I’ve added gelatin to a few brews lately and it didn’t seem to do much.[/quote]
I’ve heard that too. But since no one has ever explained why you’re not supposed to do it, it’s still my S.O.P…
Basically, I’ve always handled the gelatin that way since I began using it (at least 28 or so years ago) and it has never affected it’s efficacy.
My house yeasts, as well as the commercial one I’m currently using pretty frequently lately, are both very flocculent on their own and the gelatin is an aid I’ll use just to move things along; but even with the dustiest yeast strains I’ve alternatively used over the years, the gelatin always worked like a charm (and plenty fast when I needed it to), even after boiling.