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Old 01-09-2013, 06:30 PM   #1
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Default Filtration before bottling

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Would it be advisable to filter the brew into the bottling bucket just to ensure sediment is not apparent? I have some paint filters at 5 & 25 microns. Should I sanitize the filter?

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Old 01-09-2013, 06:55 PM   #2
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Seems unnecessary to me. An autosiphon leaves 95% of the trub behind and the rest will compact with the yeast during conditioning.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:52 PM   #3
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Yeast sediment in bottles is also unavoidable. You need yeast to carb and condition your bottle, and yeast colonies reproduce and get bigger during the carb/conditioning process, so it's impossible to naturally carb in a bottle and not have sediment.

Sediment-free bottles, like commerical examples, are force carbed prior to bottling. If that's your goal, look into a kegging setup and a beer gun/counter pressure filler. That's the correct way to do it.
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