say you were to completely filter your beer before transfering to bottling bucket... - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > say you were to completely filter your beer before transfering to bottling bucket...

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-27-2010, 12:43 AM   #1
RippinLt
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Alberta
Posts: 144


Would you lose the yeast and the sugar would just sit in the brew/bottle and never carbonate?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2010, 12:46 AM   #2
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
Posts: 69,005
Liked 7600 Times on 5350 Posts


There are different sized filters- .5 microns and .2 microns that I know of. The coarser filters wouldn't filter out all of the yeast, but the finer ones would.


__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2010, 12:49 AM   #3
remilard
Recipes 
 
Nov 2008
Kansas City
Posts: 3,654
Liked 43 Times on 41 Posts


Yeast are in suspension, sugar is in solution. If you define completely filtered as removing all items from suspension then you would have no yeast. Commercial breweries that bottle condition typically remove yeast via filtration or centrifuge and add fresh yeast before bottling.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2010, 12:51 AM   #4
RippinLt
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Alberta
Posts: 144

well if you filter out some yeast, but not all, wont you still have a weak carbonation process that may never reach a satisfactory stage.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2010, 04:46 PM   #5
ThinkinDavid
Recipes 
 
Jun 2009
Fort Collins, CO
Posts: 90

Quote:
Originally Posted by RippinLt View Post
well if you filter out some yeast, but not all, wont you still have a weak carbonation process that may never reach a satisfactory stage.
For a home brewer I imagine it would be either pretty difficult or expensive to filter out all of the yeast. Surely, if you managed to filter out some then there would still be plenty to carbonate the beer.

Why do you want to filter your beer is the question. Time and patients will do the same thing and leave you with a more delicious, more authentic beer. If you naturally carbonate your beer there is going to be sediment in your bottle no matter what. Filtration will not solve that.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2010, 04:49 PM   #6
Edcculus
Recipes 
 
Jun 2007
Greenville, SC
Posts: 4,546
Liked 48 Times on 45 Posts


If you were trying to turn your beer around quickly, I guess you could use a coarse filter to remove a good bit of the yeast and still have some left to bottle condition the beer. I've never heard of anyone doing this, but in theory it would work.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2010, 05:01 PM   #7
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 23,146
Liked 1622 Times on 1050 Posts


Just let the beer clear in the fermenter before you rack to the bottling bucket. You'd have to move it to a pressure vessel like a keg to be able to push beer through a filter anyway. You weren't thinking you could gravity drain through 5 micron right?
__________________
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
BIAB Large Mesh False Bottoms and SS HERMS COILS are IN!!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2010, 11:00 PM   #8
RippinLt
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Alberta
Posts: 144

I didn't think the process through at all, just curious about the process or results



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Straining beer when transferring to bottling bucket McBrewski Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 25 08-02-2012 01:29 PM
Should I filter my beer before bottling? generalstores Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 08-09-2009 08:15 PM
Oxidation while transfering to a bottling bucket. DownRightAft Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 13 02-19-2009 05:14 AM
how long can I leave my beer in the bottling bucket (with sugar) timgman Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 01-07-2009 04:10 PM
Looking for a way to filter before racking to bottling bucket Vorsicht709 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 01-27-2008 02:13 AM


Forum Jump