Originally Posted by moinkyschmoink
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?
Originally Posted by BeerCanuck
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 source
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.