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Old 01-28-2014, 05:18 AM   #1
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How fine of a filter do you need in order to remove yeast from a batch? I have a double filter but don't know how fine of filter medium I should use.

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I filter at 2 microns
I have read above 5 microns and yeast is not removed

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Trick question. Is the filter absolute or not? I typically filter @ 5 microns but as mentioned above that does allow some yeast through. 1 Micron should get the bulk of the yeast and if you really want to be sure run it through a .5 micron.

All that being said when filtering you are removing flavor and possibly color the finer you go.

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I understand you are removing flavor and color the finer you go. The problem I have is I made a semi sweet cider using potassium sorbate. But it decided to start fermenting again in the keg so I decided since I have the filtering equipment to try back sweetening it one more time.

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