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Old 03-31-2011, 09:03 PM   #1
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I just tasted my "Pumpkin Harvest" off of fermentation and noticed that it has a bit of astringency. I have never had that show up in one of my beers before. Sanitation was there and i use whirlfloc so most of the sediment has dropped out. I also have been noticing that when you filter a beer (with something in the 1-5 micron range) it seems to give the beer an "aged" taste. As if it were aged for 5-6 weeks already. That being said, i was building a filtration system that would filter beer off of conical or fermenter into my keg for storage/lagering/kegerator.

In short, will Filtering your beer help with off flavors and improve mouthfeel?
Particularly Astringency?

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I don't think you can filter out an astringent quality. You may be able to age it out a bit but you may be stuck with it!

If it was a grain/sparge issue it may not lessen however if you put in a little too much spice (which can give astringent qualities) it may lessen with age!

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One may use Gelatin or Isinglass to fine one's beer for astringency.

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Polyclar works.

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Im not really looking to get rid of the astringency per say. But im more focused on what the filtering will do.

I found this link on the BN. Where Krotchrott made one that worked out well. Clarity was a huge step up.

http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/Beer-Gadgets/Krotchrott-s-Filter-Project

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