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Old 02-16-2013, 07:24 AM   #1
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Default Will filtering beer during bottling affect carbonation? (Pics)

hi,

so i've filtered the beer during bottling, will this effect carbonation?

I'm worried coz the beer is so clear now in the bottle, I might have filtered all the yeast. Without yeast in the bottle there will be no carbonation am i right??


If this is the case should I open the bottles and add some yeast?? or just leave it alone, am I worrying too much?


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Pic shows left 3 bottles clear vs right bottle yeast left over:

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Old 02-16-2013, 07:49 AM   #2
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Depends on how you filtered the beer.
Beer yeast is about 5-10 micron in size. If you filtered out particles smaller then 10 microns then you will have filtered out a good number of your yeast.

If you used a coffee filter or a fine mesh, then your beer SHOULD have enough yeast to carbonate the beer. SHOULD depends on a number of other factors, but I would say overall your ok.

Also assuming you used a priming sugar, a small amount of yeast will form in the bottles even when there wasn't one when you bottled.

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Those aren't water bottles are they? I'm not sure water bottles are capable of handling carbonated (or carbonatING) liquids. You might be asking for a mess.

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To clear yeast a 1 micron filter is needed. You'll need to carbonate if your filter is 1 micron. If you can, drop the beer to 28 F before filtering. The filter will stay cleaner. I use a 6 plate filter and start with a 10 and final with a 1.

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Not trying to hijack the thread but what is the method used to filter beer before bottling? My friend filters his beer but he uses co2 and kegs to push the beer through the filter.

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Beer in clear plastic bottles? Why? Looks like you are asking for skunky bottle bombs.

I also don't understad the allure of filtering if you're not force carbing.

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Issues: Clear bottles will skunk. Water bottles (except sparkling water) will not hold pressure (nor wine bottles). If you do actually filter the yeast out, they will not carbonate. Look up How to Brew or something like that so you get an idea of how the process works--the 'why' behind the instruction on a kit.

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Thanks for all the advise.

Clear bottles will be fine as long as they're stored in a dark environment right? I store all bottles inside a cartoon box in a dark room, some in 1.5L water bottles and some in 750ml brown PET bottles.

I filtered with a mesh because the hops teabag is damaged and hops are floating around,


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Thanks for all the advise.

Clear bottles will be fine as long as they're stored in a dark environment right? I store all bottles inside a cartoon box in a dark room, some in 1.5L water bottles and some in 750ml brown PET bottles.

I filtered with a mesh because the hops teabag is damaged and hops are floating around,


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Possibly. However those bottles are not meant to hold pressure.
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I'd put those bottles in Rubbermaid tub or something. They may or may not work. But you might as well be prepared for a potential mess.

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