From the HBD Archive
Subject: Non-animal-based finings
Date: 1992-04-30 16:16:00 GMT

Andy asks for non-animal-based finings.

Polyclar is a trade name for a fining made from (I believe) polyethylene.
It is to be used just like geletin or isinglass. Another alternative
may be to use Irish Moss, which is made from a type of seaweed, and is
added to the last 15 minutes of the boil. On the other hand, if your
boil is good and long (at least an hour) and you let it clear in the
keg for a two weeks (like I do), you shouldn't need finings. If you
still get cloudy beer from your Pilsener, maybe your protein rest is
at the wrong temperature or not long enough.

P.S. The AHA can be reached at 303-447-0816. They publish Zymurgy.

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