Reignman wrote:. I clear with gelatin and transfer to another keg and carb it up.
Wouldn't this defeat the purpose of clearing your beer in the first place? Normally your first pour sucks all the sediment out around the bottom of the diptube up and into your glass to be dumped, or if your like me, drank anyway. Transfering to another keg would just put it all back in suspension. Unless of course your siphoning from the top of the keg?
The thing is, the gelatin causes all the gunk to drop to the bottom. The first pull sucks up the gunk that settled around the pickup tube inlet, but the rest of the stuff stays where it is, like a little doughnut around the pickup tube inlet. If you then transfer the rest of the keg to another keg (i.e., with a "jumper" tube with a beverage out quick-disconnect on both ends), and you don't jostle the source keg, then only clear beer will get transferred over the destination keg.
I don't do this very often because it's a waste of CO2. If I don't plan on disturbing the source keg, then once that first sludgy pint is pulled, the rest of the servings will be clear anyway. But if I had to move a keg (say, for a wedding or a party) and I wanted to ensure clear beer, even after transporting and jostling the keg, I'd use this method.
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