Originally Posted by arturo7
Interesting point on the filter, Dg.
Curious how big the filter would need to be to get a decent flow through it? Also, wondering if any desirable components would be filtered out as well...
I've only used mine once. Flow wasn't an issue. I counterpressure transferred it from a sanke I'd been fermenting in, so the beer was already carbed.
I think .45 micron absolute is pretty fine. I have to admit that the flavor of the beer seemed to change after filtering it. Not much, but there was a difference. It could just be the total lack of yeast in it as a filter this fine filters 100% of yeast out.
Beer still tastes wonderful, so it's hard to say. That being said, I am going to try going with a 1 micron filter next time.
Crash cool first if you're interested in trying it.