This. There are several different products you're talking about when referring to finings, and they work slightly differently. Even if you use fermenter finings such as gelatin, it's still recommended to use whirfloc to drop out those PITA proteins and random crap that can get in the way.sponge said:My understanding is that finings (brewbrite, irish moss, whirfloc, etc) are added to the end of the boil to help drop out proteins etc from the wort, but gelatin helps aid dropping suspended yeast and haze particles (for lack of a better term) from a fermented beer (either in primary or secondary, or added to the keg).
They both have their place in the brewery, and I am one who uses both. My beers have definitely improved in clarity since using gelatin along with brewbrite.
Yep, that's why I just got gelatine, that's all the finings wereBribie G said:You can also get Isinglass which is made from fish swim bladders, as opposed to gelatine that is made from cow hides. It smells like Asian Shrimp paste - few people seem to use it nowadays as gelatine is heaps more convenient. Kieren's "proper finings" would no doublt just be very expensive repackaged gelatine.