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Old 08-23-2011, 02:37 PM   #21
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Great looking system, I love the idea of filtering prior to kegging to help clear things up and have less sediment in the keg (much easier to transport for a party etc). One question though how much liquid are you losing in the filter housings?

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Old 08-23-2011, 03:42 PM   #22
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Great looking system, I love the idea of filtering prior to kegging to help clear things up and have less sediment in the keg (much easier to transport for a party etc). One question though how much liquid are you losing in the filter housings?
Because the filter housings have purge valves your able to get basically all the beer out expect a small amount that stays in the filters. I would say the loss is maybe worst case 6 oz.

 
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:05 PM   #23
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You said the the 5-micron filter "comes out looking like it was clearly used", do you think it would last for a 10-gallon batch size?

 
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:28 PM   #24
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You said the the 5-micron filter "comes out looking like it was clearly used", do you think it would last for a 10-gallon batch size?
I think you could maybe do 50 gallons or more on an single filter and the filter would not clog. When I say it looks clearly used I mean in comparison to the 1 micron filter which looks brand new when used inline after a 5 micron. You will have no problem with a 10 gallon batch.

 
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:54 AM   #25
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Great System- yet another way to spend my money.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:53 AM   #26
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How long does it take to do 5 gallons?

 
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:26 PM   #27
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How long does it take to do 5 gallons?
At 5 PSI maybe 5-10 minutes worst case. You can run the pressure notably higher without damaging the filter but doing so results in more foaming of the beer. At some amount of pressure the filter could in theory collapse in on its self but I feel that would me a great deal more pressure then is practical to apply. The foaming is very minimal at 5 psi and in honestly since its a CO2 environment the foaming and distributed prolonged contact with CO2 if anything just helps the beer absorb the CO2 into the beer and thus quickens your force carbonation.

 
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:37 PM   #28
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Subscribed. I have been toying with this idea myself. It is a great idea for filtering beer that you want to transport over a long distance and don't have time to wait for the keg to settle out before serving.

This should work great when I drag a couple of kegs from NC to a family reunion in WI next summer.

Looks like I have a project this weekend.

Thanks for posting.

 
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:47 PM   #29
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Thanks for posting this Radix!
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:06 PM   #30
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What would be the downfalls of doing this from keg to bucket, other than the increased chance of oxidation. I never have to kegs empty. I consider that bad, lol.

 
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