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Old 01-08-2011, 03:42 AM   #21
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Sorry for the late response. Here's some answers:

- I do not re-use the filters. Northern Brewer sells the filters. They are not expensive. I think around 5 bucks.

- Yes, the filters remove all the yeast sediment.

- The filters are shipped sterilized so they are not cleaned or sterilized before use.

- The other filtering equipment is cleaned and sterilized with star san just like the other brewing equipment.

Overall the system works great and makes the beer look nice and clear.

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Old 01-08-2011, 04:44 AM   #22
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Sorry for the late response. Here's some answers:

- I do not re-use the filters. Northern Brewer sells the filters. They are not expensive. I think around 5 bucks.

- Yes, the filters remove all the yeast sediment.

- The filters are shipped sterilized so they are not cleaned or sterilized before use.

- The other filtering equipment is cleaned and sterilized with star san just like the other brewing equipment.

Overall the system works great and makes the beer look nice and clear.
could one save money by filtering several batches at once?
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:23 AM   #23
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could one save money by filtering several batches at once?
Yes. The filter can not be cleaned and sterilized but it can be used for more than one batch. The filters should work fine for 3ish 5 gallon batches.
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Old 01-08-2011, 07:33 AM   #24
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This looks to be the same filter for $1.95 each.

I have a different brand of spun poly and mine didn't work, but I think it's because I ran StarSan through it first which caused a foaming event of epic size.

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Old 01-08-2011, 01:00 PM   #25
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Here is another option. It takes a little more investment up front, but will even out pretty quick if you are shelling out 5 bucks a filter. It's a 5 micron 304 stainless mesh filter. You would have to fabricate a housing for it however.

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-NORMAN-535G0...item1c186caf00

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Old 01-23-2011, 03:20 AM   #26
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Northern Brewer seems to sell a rough filter and a 1 micron filter (as well as the housing.) Are you using the rough or the 1 micron? Thanks!

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Northern Brewer seems to sell a rough filter and a 1 micron filter (as well as the housing.) Are you using the rough or the 1 micron? Thanks!
You are right, I went to re-order and realized this. They actually come from Midwest Supplies. Here's the link: 0.5 Micron Filter

They're $2.95
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:47 PM   #28
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Thanks for your reply - that was helpful.

Do you sometimes filter and sometimes not filter? What types of beers do you choose to filter and what do you notice about the difference in flavor? Have you noticed any difference in effect on higher versus lower gravity beers? Between ales or lagers, or between "plainer" beers and "more flavorful" beers?

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Someone sells a filter that they say can be boiled a few times to sanitize...I will look for that link and post it if I find it

Simple enough to test really...use it, boil it and see if it holds up? Could also just back flush and let it soak in starsan or the like.

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MrZ2U - thanks - would be great to check out those filters if you can find the link.

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