Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > A question on filtering.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-09-2007, 03:33 PM   #1
col-in-texas
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4
Default A question on filtering.

I just made a 5 gallon batch of Extra Special Bitter, and it came out really well, it was as good as any ‘Real Ale’ that I can get when I go back to England. For me it is fine but for my guests used to the filtered ‘Bud’, ‘Miller’, etc they say it’s cloudy. What is the sequence for filtering.

My brew was thus: I went from the siphonless fermenter into a priming tank to clear the beer then I kegged it with the diluted priming sugaralready in the keg. I gave the keg 5psi of CO2 and left it to carbonate.

My question is: If I add a filter does it go between the fermenter and the priming tank or the priming tank and the keg. In this system when would I add the diluted priming sugar.

Any answers will be appreciated.

Col-in-Texas

__________________
col-in-texas is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2007, 03:37 PM   #2
bradsul
Flyfisherman/brewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bradsul's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,908
Liked 23 Times on 21 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Filtering the beer would remove the yeast so you would no longer need to prime it (in fact it would be pointless and only sweeten the beer). You would need to start force carbonating your beer.

To answer your question, the filter would go between the priming tank and the keg.

__________________
Brad
Canadian Brewers Unite!


Projects: Sylvania Kegerator Conversion, Tower Cooling, Grain Milling Station
bradsul is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2007, 03:51 PM   #3
Drunkensatyr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Drunkensatyr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,017
Liked 7 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Ditto the above. If you are force carbing (or can force carb) chill your secondary to serving temp, rack from your secondary to an empty sanitized keg, pass the beer through a filter (1micron actual to .5 micron actual) into another sanitized keg and begin force carbing.

__________________
Drunkensatyr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2007, 04:19 PM   #4
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,106
Liked 1018 Times on 678 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

If your priming tank is a bucket or other non-pressure vessel then no. The filter goes between two kegs because you have to use pressure. First, don't think you need to filter to get it clear. Your beer might be cloudy for a few reasons but lets start with the most likely. You are carbing with sugar. You can skip adding sugar for carbonation when you keg. Just put it on 10psi of CO2 in the kegger and leave it a week. In fact, letting the keg sit in the cold for long enough will clear your beer. You can also leave beer in the secondary to clear for as long as you like since you don't need it to have a lot of yeast for carbonation.

Filtering beer is a pain in the butt. You have to really make sure your filter housing is sanitized. I'd always wonder if something was living in the cartridge.

__________________
BrewHardware.com
Sightglass, Refractometer, Ball Valve, Weldless bulkhead, Thermometer, Decals, Stainless Steel Fittings, Compression Fittings, Camlock Quick Disconnects, Scale, RIMS tube, Plate Chiller, Chugger Pump, Super Clear Silicone Tubing, and more!

New Stuff?
Bobby_M is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2007, 07:10 PM   #5
col-in-texas
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4
Default

Thanks for the swift input, I have not brewed since the mid eighties and am a little rusty. Colin

__________________
col-in-texas is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2007, 07:17 PM   #6
Evan!
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Evan!'s Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 11,901
Liked 69 Times on 61 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

In my opinion, tell your friends that cloudy beer tastes better. Or try using finings. I've never been a proponent of filtering unless you're selling to the public, who have come to expect crystal clear brew.

__________________
MOSS HOLLOW BREWING CO.
Aristocratic Ales, Lascivious Lagers


.planned:
•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)
Evan! is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2007, 07:27 PM   #7
ericpennock
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 7
Likes Given: 1

Default

I don't think there's anything wrong with unfiltered beer (many companies sell an unfiltered selection). However, I have read that if you leave 10% or so unfiltered it should still be enough yeast to carbonate the beer. Can anyone confirm this? Also, is the filtering what gives store bought beers their "crisp" flavor?

__________________
ericpennock is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-09-2007, 08:03 PM   #8
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,106
Liked 1018 Times on 678 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

crisp flavor? That's a lager with a ton of rice or corn adjucts.

__________________
BrewHardware.com
Sightglass, Refractometer, Ball Valve, Weldless bulkhead, Thermometer, Decals, Stainless Steel Fittings, Compression Fittings, Camlock Quick Disconnects, Scale, RIMS tube, Plate Chiller, Chugger Pump, Super Clear Silicone Tubing, and more!

New Stuff?
Bobby_M is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Filtering Beer Question mnpaddler Extract Brewing 10 03-17-2014 02:54 PM
Question about racking and filtering. darkestdays Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 11-07-2008 02:28 PM
filtering question ifishsum Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 08-27-2008 09:53 PM
Filtering Question Scooter13 Bottling/Kegging 8 11-25-2007 08:30 PM
Filtering question madscutter Extract Brewing 8 02-26-2007 08:22 PM