Got a big cookout coming up and I'm going to be brewing like mad for the next few weeks so I can get five-seven batches kegged for it. I did the first one, a Kolsch yesterday out of Brewing Classic Styles. I also listened to Jamil's podcast on it for s&g's.
It has a short lagering period (only about 4 weeks) so I'm going to be fine in terms of fermentation but he mentioned that the WLP029 has horrible flocculation and while the beer will be great at 4-5 weeks of lagering, you either need to filter it or let it sit another month to get all of the yeast out, which will affect flavor.
Yeah I know... I can do gelatin and finings and all that... but a beer filter is nothing more than a simply catridge filter you can get at HD fo short money and I'm thinking it might not be a horrible thing to have laying around.
I'm curious if anyone knows how fine of a filter I should use though in order to filter a beer properly.