This is the first time that I have brewed Mangrove Jack's Belgian Ale and it has been in the fermenter for the past 9 days and has a stable SG reading. Is it advisable to use finings on this brew?


If necessary, yes. However you are not at the point where I would even consider finings. It is by no means necessary to use them unless you are unhappy with some aspect of the clarity of the beer. You can achieve a good result by placing your beer in a cold spot for a week or two to allow the proteins, tannis, and yeast to fall out on their own thus avoiding the need for other fining agents.

  • Thanks for the response. Will it affect the final result by leaving it another week or so once the final SG has been reached?
    – masjo
    Oct 19 '13 at 3:01
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    Only in that it will likely improve the beer.
    – Denny Conn
    Oct 19 '13 at 16:56

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