So, I have a 5 liter dark style beer batch which completed the fermentation. It's a bit cloudy at this moment even after racking. I have some pure bentonite clay lying around and I want to use it to clarify the beer.

The questions are..

1) Should I use bentonite to clarify the beer? I would need natural carbonation, as I don't have a keg. Will I need to add yeast again if I use bentonite to clarify? Also, if this is an option; how much bentonite shall I put for 5 liters beer, so much so that the yeast does not drop out?

2) If I can't use bentonite, then can I use gelatin instead? I had a horrible batch last time I tried to use gelatin. I guess I had put too much and it won't fully sediment. I had to throw the batch away, as it basically turned into 5 liter jello shot lol. How much (by weight/teaspoon) gelatin should I add for 5 liters of beer?

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    I can't give you a super in depth answer as I haven't used bentonite in beer in years. That said, it's totally fine to use and was sold to me by my original Homebrew shop back in the day. You won't need to re-pitch yeast. Commented May 28, 2019 at 11:39
  • Great, thanks for the confidence!!
    – Gogol
    Commented May 28, 2019 at 11:44
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    You should ask this at homebrew.stackexchange.com Commented May 28, 2019 at 12:14
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    This is a duplicate of a question on the Homebrew stack. homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/18724/… Commented May 28, 2019 at 16:16
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    I'm closing this question as off-topic because this is a duplicate of a question on HomeBrew.SE and it is more on-topic over there.
    – Xander
    Commented May 28, 2019 at 20:46


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