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Old 11-22-2005, 04:48 PM   #1
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I was thinking it would be nice to get Kolsch crystal clear...not really necessary but might be fun. The majority of what I would need to filter would be chill haze (not yeast). Anyone her use either a 5 micron water filter (pre-filter for RO systems?) or make a DE filter? I've used these and activate carbon for work...but never for beer. I'm not sure if its worth the extra effort.

What the verdict? Is it worth the extra effort?

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Old 11-23-2005, 01:03 AM   #2
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If you have the extra $$ to do it then yeah, its worth it . Its a really nice feeling to see your beer sparkle. I can get the same results from cold storage @34-36F in my converted chest freezer. It's just difficukt to wait 4-6 months for it to clear.

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Old 11-23-2005, 03:08 AM   #3
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I have a canister type filter, which I'll use about 10% of the time. I like them because there are a lot of different pore sizes available. A 10 micron will take out most yeast and hops particles. A 0.5 micron will make the ale sparkle.

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I have a canister type filter, which I'll use about 10% of the time. I like them because there are a lot of different pore sizes available. A 10 micron will take out most yeast and hops particles. A 0.5 micron will make the ale sparkle.
Interesting. What was the $ on that and/or have a link somewhere to understand how it functions?
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Old 11-23-2005, 03:54 AM   #5
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Interesting. What was the $ on that and/or have a link somewhere to understand how it functions?
http://pivo.northernbrewer.com/nbsto...rchTerm=filter

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I use an in-line system and CO2 tank to filter b/w two kegs. Works quite well and makes the beer coming out of the tap look even more professional.

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...704db3696ec3dd

Mine doesn't have a cool picture, so I'll describe it. The filter looks like a paint roller, only it is hard. The filter housing is like a jar with a screw top lid with and inlet port and an outlet port. Beer comes in one, passes thru filter and is forced out the other. Filters the whole 5 gallon batch in about 5 minutes with the 1 micron filter.

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I just bought this item from my LHBS although mine doesn't have those adapters on the tubing. I'm not ready to use it yet but I was just going to get two out ball locks for my kegs to run it through. Looks like these adapters to be screwed onto the keg? anyone have any experience with this setup?

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How often do you have to replace the filters?

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Each use. They're about $2 for two which you use both. But I only will use this for brews where your looking for a nice clean look. IPA, Pales and maybe the wife's apricot wheat are the only batches I've made thus far where I'd use it. Darker beers, why bother... You need a two keg setup so you can push the beer from one keg to the other through the filter with your CO2 tank.
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I just bought this item from my LHBS although mine doesn't have those adapters on the tubing. I'm not ready to use it yet but I was just going to get two out ball locks for my kegs to run it through. Looks like these adapters to be screwed onto the keg? anyone have any experience with this setup?
Those screw type things allow you to have a changeable filtering setup. You'll need either ball or pin lock attachments appropriate to the type of keg you have. The attachments also need to be of the screw on variety instead of the permanently fixed variety.

I don't know if this post is very clear. If it's not, let me know and I'll try to explain further.
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