Originally Posted by MidRex
Do either of you know anyone that uses one of these? Is it worth the $40?
If you ty to build if from scratch it won't be cheaper.
What bothers me with these filters is, that the reasonable priced ones are nominal filters, meaning that only on average they filter anything lager than 1um. I have seen that this was not sufficient to get a brilliant beer. That's why I will be using them in conjunction with polyclar. It also helps if you can make them last for at least 2 brews by filtering them the same day or storing the filter in the fridge after the first filtering. This will keep any spoilage problems in check. I also flush the filter with boiled (deaerated) water before use to minimize the O2 pick-up from the filter.