Originally Posted by dilvish
Thanks for the response TrickyDick. You'd think they'd include cleaning instructions with the product, but no such luck. I do have one spare keg, and I used it to backflush into the filter assembly. While it did get some of the crud out, it would have clearly worked better if I had a second keg to accept the filtered water. The product worked well re: filtering my beer, so I'd like to continue using it. However, the last thing I want to do is contaminate my beer via the filter.
I hear you. Its kind of a pain to use.
I used mine on Tuesday for the first time . Try going to NB and downloading their instruction sheet. It's called the beer brite filtration system.
I started by soaking everything in StarSan overnight. Then I assembled and flushed with StarSan and the 5 micron filter. Then I think I blew co2 through to purge the residual StarSan. Then I filtered 10 gal of beer and then attached the back flush assembly and back flushed with water. Installed the 1 micron filter then re flushed with StarSan and then purged with co2. Then re filtered the beer and back flushed again. I dipped the parts in StarSan and let them dry when I was finished.
Tip- if you soak the filter housing in a bucket of StarSan, be sure the o ring is still in place and not in the bottom of your bucket or you will have a bunch of star San leaking on your floor when you flush... Ask me how I know this....
I think you'd be smart to fashion your own back flush tube and swap the hose barb fittings with flare nut fittings to make your life a whole lot easier when using the filter