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Old 04-15-2010, 07:56 AM   #11
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Just got to see the vidoe now, looks pretty good! I can't really tell but it looks pretty clear coming out of the first keg (is it?) so it is something to note that even if the beer is clear there still could be a lot of yeast flavour in there. I guess it is a case of each to the own though, some people like there homebrew like it filtered some will not. From what I remember the removal of other "good" flavours was when a crazy fine filter element was used, basically sounded like if you used soemthing extreamly fine you would pretty much filter your beer into water or something!
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Yeah the beer is pretty clear. It's a basic American Light Beer for the wife. Basically a Miller Lite but it tastes really good. I don't drink a lot of it but she likes it. Even an amber is too dark for her. As far as filtering, I filter every batch. It's just what I do. The beer always tastes good and is clear. Oh, and I use a very fine element and it's still really good beer -- even the light ones.

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Old 04-15-2010, 08:16 AM   #12
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I assume you have to release the pressure build up in the destination keg ? I don't see you do that in the video.
Where did you get the filter ?

 
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:22 AM   #13
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I assume you have to release the pressure build up in the destination keg ? I don't see you do that in the video.
Yes you do have to periodically release the destination keg pressure. You can see a small ball lock device on the destination keg that you can manually let out the pressure every now and then.


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Old 05-11-2010, 09:10 PM   #14
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where the heck did the pics go?

 
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:33 PM   #15
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where the heck did the pics go?
That was weird. I don't know what happened. I added the video back to the first post. It just disappeared. Maybe hbt has a time limit or something.
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:56 PM   #16
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Looks good! You are not far from me. I'll have to do a taste testing!

Back when I filtered a bit, I always ran a 6-pack of swill through the filter first. It worked very well, and you can get a 6-pack of bud for like nothing...
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:09 PM   #17
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what do you do with the filter once its used?? do you chuck it or wash it sanitize it??

 
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:02 PM   #18
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This is my beer filtration system. It utilizes a 0.5 filter with CO2 forced beer from one keg to final keg through the filter . It works great and produces absolutely clear beer. It's purely for presentation and looks of the beer, but it sure does make the final product look fantastic!

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Nice video...what's a setup like that typically cost...I could probably do something like that.


Few questions:

I assume a .5 micron filter would be good enough to remove all the yeast?

What maintenance is involved with the filter?

How do you sterilize it, and do you use a new filter for every batch?

Do they sell .5micron sized filters at places like lowes?

 
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:36 PM   #19
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Yes they sell that same set up at lowes for about 30$ my question is how and when do you clean it.

 
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:46 PM   #20
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Yes you do have to periodically release the destination keg pressure. You can see a small ball lock device on the destination keg that you can manually let out the pressure every now and then.




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OK so stupid question maybe, but why not just use the pressure release valve on the lid?

Also, do you reuse filters at all or get a new one every time? How much do new filters cost? (i.e. how much is it costing per batch to filter?)

 
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