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Old 04-18-2012, 02:45 PM   #1
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I have a light lager that I make on a consistent basis for some parties, the last few batches I notice a slight yeasty taste to it and dont want to wait forever for that to go away and help it clarify quicker.

I wanted to do a DIY Beer Filter.

I found this on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Culligan-RVF-1...4760071&sr=8-1

Sounds like I need to find a 3/8 to 1/4 flare fitting to get it to work. I know nothing about what filter it comes with. I was thinking at most a 1 micron filter or even a 5 micron to get the yeast out. Can this filter work?

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Old 04-18-2012, 02:53 PM   #2
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You might be better served by this model.
http://www.amazon.com/Home-Brew-Stuf.../dp/B00420OIT8


Also look at this thread I found here doing a search...
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/filtering-beer-139135/



There are other threads that look at the subject of filtering from different angles - try a search of your own and see what comes up.

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Old 04-19-2012, 02:14 AM   #3
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You might be better served by this model.
Video Link: http://www.amazon.com/Home-Brew-Stuff-BF-10C-Filtration/dp/B00420OIT8

Also look at this thread I found here doing a search...
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/filtering-beer-139135/

There are other threads that look at the subject of filtering from different angles - try a search of your own and see what comes up.
I just bought that filter setup, but amazon cannot ship the filters to my area, can you tell me where to buy these filters?
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:18 AM   #4
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I just bought that filter setup, but amazon cannot ship the filters to my area, can you tell me where to buy these filters?

Try Ebay. You'll find people selling them in bulk & cheap on there.
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:41 AM   #5
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You might be better served by this model.
http://www.amazon.com/Home-Brew-Stuf.../dp/B00420OIT8


Also look at this thread I found here doing a search...
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/filtering-beer-139135/



There are other threads that look at the subject of filtering from different angles - try a search of your own and see what comes up.
Great suggestion! I just added that my list of items to be purchased. Unfortunately the list seems to be getting longer faster than I can buy the stuff.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:20 PM   #6
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I just bought that filter setup, but amazon cannot ship the filters to my area, can you tell me where to buy these filters?
any 10" long, regular water filter will work. you want a filter in the range of 10-25 microns. 50 would even work. just dont go smaller- less than 5 microns will strip flavor from the beer.
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Really? I read a thread on filtering a while back, the guy uses a single pass, dual filter setup. 5 micron in the first and 1 micron in the second.

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yeast cells are 20-100 microns, hop particles and trub are even larger. no need for smaller. you will just start filtering out protiens and hop oils, which you want in the beer.

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Isn't the stuff you are filtering full of antioxidants and good stuff?

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Old 04-19-2012, 10:44 PM   #10
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yeast cells are 20-100 microns, hop particles and trub are even larger. no need for smaller. you will just start filtering out protiens and hop oils, which you want in the beer.
I read chill haze can be filtered out at 1 micron, which is why I wanted to go that fine. I can live with hazy beer.
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