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Old 07-24-2008, 03:33 AM   #1
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hey guys i was wondering if anybody had any comments on using a filltration setup before kegging. ive been looking at getting one of morebeer because there only like 60 bucks and that sounds worth it for a clear beer, in my opinion. i do hard boils, use moss, do a cold crash, and gellitan in secondary but dont like the results. any comments on this would be great im looking at these two.

https://morebeer.com/view_product/5759/beerwinecoffee/Plate_Filter_Kit_-_Deluxe

https://morebeer.com/view_product/16769/102301/Beer_Filtering_Kit

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Old 07-24-2008, 03:51 AM   #2
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I've considered it, but you can't reuse those filters unless you can find an "absolute" filter. And the plate filter uses two at a time! It adds up...

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Old 07-24-2008, 03:56 AM   #3
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use a water filter from home depot for $20. add keg connects to each end. use gas to push it though the filter. back flow the filter with water then star san and let dry when done. you can get 2 filters for $10 down to 1 micron I think.
same thing as the second link you have.

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Old 07-24-2008, 03:58 AM   #4
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I have one of the More Beer filtering setups, but I've only used it a few times. I originally bought it to filter out yeast and to help clarify my beer, but the jury is still out on whether I'll continue to use it.

A huge disadvantage is that you can't reuse the filters, but you can use them for more than one beer if you filter them all at the same time.

I used the 3 micron nominal filters with the idea of getting rid of the majority of the yeast, but I question if this is really necessary given enough cold conditioning and time (and depending on yeast strain).

My beers have never been crystal clear, but clear enough for me (for now ), but the two beers I filtered last year and lagered for several months did end up crystal clear. I'm not sure if it was the filtering, lagering, or combination that did this.

I suppose I could do an experiment, but I'm lazy...

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Old 07-24-2008, 06:55 AM   #5
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I have the second filter system listed. 2 1-micron filters for $6 and sometimes 3 at HD. Push at 3# and it clears right up.

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I use one from B3 the FIL40. I dont use it all the time but if I am going to use it I line up all my beers and go for it. I use the 1 micron, you still have to let it set to get it clear, it dosen't come out of the filter clear. but it will clear up a tun faster if you filter it.
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well im glad im not the only guy who has thought about using one, i kind of thought i would be stuck with the budwieser drinkers for thinking about filtering. the prices for the deluxe ones filters is definetly cheaper so that was the one i was leaning towards.

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If you are kegging, it will clear naturally in the keg. I've stopped using irish moss and other clarifying agents all together. After a couple weeks every pour is crystal clear.

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If you are kegging, it will clear naturally in the keg. I've stopped using irish moss and other clarifying agents all together. After a couple weeks every pour is crystal clear.
I've noticed this too. At first my keg was sorta cloudy I imagine from the yeast sediment. Then after a couple weeks it's super clear. I've always thought filtering would be cool but didn't want to invest the time or $ into it.
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I wonder what the average post count of the OPs when they post "filter" questions.

Filters have their place and it's usually when you need clear beer faster like when you're in commercial production. I know it's hard to be patient when you have like 1 batch in the pipeline. The only reasonable way to fix it is to brew a lot more so you can lay off the earlier batches. I still have a hard time with patience.

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