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Old 11-23-2008, 04:26 PM   #11
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People color their tanks all sorts of colors based on what they are doing. I painted my CO2 cylinder a nice shade of dark blue. I also have one that is red. I've also seen oxy in different colors. Only difference I ever see is the mating end of the valve.

David 42, that is very similar to the rig I am setting up. Wel, I actually have it set up but have yet to use it. I bought one with a solid white element holder because it was $15 and the other one was $32. I also found that WalMart carries the filters for these things for like $4 for a two pack. I figured most sediment could be eliminated using a 30 micron filter but also have some of the 5-10 micron filters.

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Old 11-23-2008, 06:36 PM   #12
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It's possible a couple pints more will fix it. You could also try transferring to a clean keg and see if that leaves the sediment behind.

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Old 11-23-2008, 08:02 PM   #13
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Just about any filtering should get rid of hop junk, but if you want to polish your beer you're probably going to have to get down to 5 microns, but I'd stop there. Under that and you start stripping yeast and things you may want.

I've never filtered, but have thought about it for similar reasons. The wineries around here basically filter most everything and I'm told that 5+ micron filtering shouldn't cause any problems in terms of flavor, but I've yet to try it. If I get some time I'm thinking of splitting a batch and doing the "filtered v. unfiltered" taste test with my R&D department and see what happens.

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Old 11-24-2008, 12:22 AM   #14
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I think MoreBeer must have readmy mind before I even thought of this idea! Check this out... MoreBeer | Beer Filtering Kit
I priced stuff at Home Depot today and came within $5 of this without even finding all the adapters and not counting the tubing or tank connectors. It won't be here in timefor this brew, but I'm ordering it I think.

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Old 11-24-2008, 09:04 PM   #15
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Just need to make sure the keg you are filtering too, has the pressure release open.
Correct, if you reread my post that you quoted you will see that it was covered.
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:37 AM   #16
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Well, I brought this back up because I never did buy the filter or filter this batch, and I wish I had. I have totally left it alone for the past few weeks. Poured a mug tonight and it was ugly! Bazillions of floaters and chunks. So I figured that it had settled and the next mug would be clear. Wrong. Mug 2 was horrible too...mug 3 a bit better, mug 4 better and mug 5 doesn't have large floaties and just simply looks like mud. It tastes ok though (the first 4 were a happy new year drink for the basement sink). So, the filter is still in my future for any brews that come up looking this crappy.

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Old 01-01-2009, 04:38 AM   #17
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Did you rack this beer to keg too soon? It should be clear going in.

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Old 01-01-2009, 12:52 PM   #18
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It very likely was too soon. It was only 15 days old, but I fell to the pressures of impatience. However, now it is 60 days old, been cold, kegged and carbed all that time and is still muddy looking. Is absolutely the least attractive brew I've evr done, and not the best tasting either, though it is drinkable. It'll kick soon, and I won't ever be so impatient again.

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That's the price we pay for impatience. Once you have a cloudy beer in the keg, the diptube is likely always going to be underneath the sediment layer. If that's the kind of schedule you think you'll keep up with, you'll want to cut off 1/2" of the dip tube. It's not the best solution, but cheaper than filtering. Even a week in secondary, then two days cold before racking to keg would work wonders for you. Keep the pipeline going.

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Old 01-01-2009, 04:14 PM   #20
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If it's that cloudy and chunky, it may clog your filter.

I have made wine with my family all of my life, and we have been filtering for the last 20 or so. 5 micron filters will still clog if the wine has not cleared. I wouldn't filter it until finings were added and it had set for a long while.

I, too, have looked at the Morebeer filter, and will most likely buy one in the future. 90% of my beers clear just fine, but some just don't. I don't mind, but...

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