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Wine/Beer Filter

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:39 pm
by Stoney
Can anyone recommend a general purpose wine/beer filter for my home brewing?

Thanks

Stoney

Re: Wine/Beer Filter

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:16 am
by wabbit955
vinbrite filter works well for me

Re: Wine/Beer Filter

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:34 pm
by Stoney
I will have a look for one, didn't know how suitable it would be for beer though.

Re: Wine/Beer Filter

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:30 am
by Green Aura
We never bother. Our homebrew always has a sediment anyway, because of the second ferment in the bottle. With wine we always leave the last cm(ish) in the demijohn.

I'm sure it's never crystal clear but it tastes pretty good and no extra washing up. :wink:

Re: Wine/Beer Filter

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:02 am
by Bryan Davison
Stoney wrote:Can anyone recommend a general purpose wine/beer filter for my home brewing?

Thanks

Stoney
It is used to separate the other items.

Re: Wine/Beer Filter

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:22 pm
by Brewtrog
Don't bother, unless you are just wanting to get that extra polish on a special white wine. Almost all brews will drop clear with time, the few obstinate ones can be treated with finings, Filtering a red wine lessens the colour and most whites don't need it really.

Re: Wine/Beer Filter

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:45 pm
by MKG
I'm in complete agreement with Brewtrog. Wines (I'm not a beer brewer) will drop as clear as a bell given time. But a low temperature also helps, so if you can fit a demijohn into your fridge and not be sued for divorce, that's a good way to go. Or even wait until winter, when a garden shed makes a fantastic filter.

Mike

Re: Wine/Beer Filter

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:15 pm
by dave45
>Almost all brews will drop clear with time

except when they don't... then a filter is handy.

I still have a Boots filter kit from the 70's, but I am down to my last few filter pads (don't have to use it very often u see!) and will have to consider a replacement in due course.