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Old 08-10-2011, 03:55 PM   #11
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Shouldn't oxidize at all. You're pushing with CO2 in a closed system.
So you flush the filter with co2 before you push the beer through?
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:33 PM   #12
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Any reason to not just use a short pipe nipple between the two filters and eliminate two quick connectors and the short piece of tubing?

@Firebat138 This is for filtering going into the keg.

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Old 08-11-2011, 03:05 AM   #13
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How much do you think this will oxidize the beer?
You purge the system with sanitizer before putting in the filters which come sanitized and individually sealed. Then your purge with CO2 so your working in a very low oxygen environment. You do get some foaming but if anything I think the filtering processes helps with force carbonating.
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:16 AM   #14
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Any reason to not just use a short pipe nipple between the two filters and eliminate two quick connectors and the short piece of tubing?

@Firebat138 This is for filtering going into the keg.
The only downside I can think of is it might be a bit harder to screw together each filter housing both because you could not fully rotate the wrench/your hand around the enclosure with the other enclosure fixed right next to it and because the enclosures are rather heavy so you would not want to end up in a situation where your supporting the other enclosure by just the adapter bridging the two.

You could offset these disadvantages by mounting the housings to a board or something similar with these brackets specially made for these housings. That website is from the same seller as the ebay auctions I pointed out in the original post.
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:23 AM   #15
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for the BLING factor
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:46 AM   #16
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I have seen a number of questions about the process of filtering

I uploaded a copy the instructions that come with the Midwest kit here. This kit is a a single pass setup but basically the process is the same.

Another good source of instructions on this type of filtering is here. This is a little more details and basically what I do.

If people would like I can generate my own set of instructions but I think the the above links covers the vast majority of what you need to know

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Old 08-11-2011, 04:20 AM   #17
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What does this do to yeasties? Can you still get a bottle carbed up after that? I am guessing you force pressurize in a keg?
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Cool setup Radix
I already have a filter housing and carbon filters that I use to filter water on a brew days. I have never considered using a disposable filter for clarifying beer but it makes sense in this application at that price. I was wondering your experience with the different micron sizes? I have heard that 5 microns might not filter enough and 1 micron strips to much?
Lots of people seem interested in what impact each filter size has on the beer.

5 Micron will pull out a good deal of the yeast and all visually individually discernible particulate, but not the haze.
1 Micron will finish removing the yeast and most haze causing particles
.5 Micron will remove particles that cause haze when the beer is chilled

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My understanding is that any filtration below .5 microns will remove flavor elements. That said yeast is a flavor element, one that I do not like despite the recent trend for unfiltered beer in microbrewery offerings. And yes I understand yest good for you but so is pulp in orange juice and I am not a fan of that also.

Also yes BeerCanuck this is much much faster then a plate filter. The much grater surface area for the filter means that you can filter an entire 5 gallon batch in around 5 minutes at 4-6 psi.

moinkyschmoink you must have a CO2 setup an at lest 1 free keg to do this. I would strongly suggest 2 free kegs. You will need to force carbonate after filtering.
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Old 08-11-2011, 07:00 AM   #18
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Kind of figured, still, on a kegged setup looks nice, like the hop bomb possibilities. What about bottles fo sho?

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Old 08-11-2011, 02:25 PM   #19
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Great system. It makes me think about filtering my beers, but they usually drop clear enough that I'm not really sure why I'm thinking about it. I guess I'm just a gadget guy.

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Great system. It makes me think about filtering my beers, but they usually drop clear enough that I'm not really sure why I'm thinking about it. I guess I'm just a gadget guy.
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I'm subscribed to this thread but I'm pretty sure I have no plans to do this. Haha
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