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?
On Deck ______________ Tasty's Brown (Brown with NB)
1st Primary ____________ Sour Pliny
Kegged________________ Sangio.Port Wine
Bottle Ageing __________ Giddy Gremlin, RyIIIPAWhiskey Vanilla Porter (Bottled 4-20)
SILVER - BABO - "Oaked Whiskey Vanilla Porter"
SILVER - Celebrewtion - "Bourbon Vanilla Porter"
GOLD - BABO - "Hoptop"
SILVER - BABO - "Screaming Cream"
Honorable Mention: (x2) Giddy Gremlin RyIIpa (x1) Pliny The Mexican