Fining agents

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    johnny murph New Member

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    Hey all,

    I just made a Kolsch for the first time and it tastes good, but cloudy. I recently heard about fining agents and two have been mentioned.

    Which is better for extract beer kits whirlflock or Bio fine?

    cheers,
    john
     
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    I'm partial to Whirlfloc. If Bio Fine is a carrageenan based product, they work the same - use what's cheaper.
     
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    NosyBear thank you for your help!
     
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    Knox unflavoured gelatin works a treat too. But yeah just grab whatever is cheap. Or leave it in the cold for 2 months.
     
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    Adding to Hawkbox's post: Gelatin works if the beer is cold post-fermentation. I'm assuming from the products you named you are fining on the hot side. Don't use gelatin there.
     
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    True yes, though when he said extract I assumed he wasn't boiling that long.
     

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