Q: The filter housing comes with a plastic gasket. Do you sell replacements?
A: we dont currently sell replacements but these are common filters found in most hardware stores or water treatment shops that should have some parts and fittings on hand as needed
Q: I have read about the taste using this filter, if I use the stainless filter, is the taste ok then?
A: The stainless filter is w wider micron and would be best used for filtering larger things like hops and fruit or being used as an infusion tool between the keg and tap. The paper filters should not affect the flavor profile of the beer and would be better for fine particulate filtering
Q: How do you connect to the kegs using ball lock quick connects?
A: Connecting will require an MFL disconnected. It can be ball lock or pin lock. An example would be part no. 60-1711
Q: What other replacement filters can we buy for this system? Are there any reusable filters for filtering beer that would fit this?
A: a stainless reusable filter can be found on item ID# 92-2005 paper disposable filter replacements can be found on Item ID 73-RLMGF1M
Q: do i need to wash and sanitize brand new filter and assembly before using?
A: the system will be new when it arrives but would be best cleand and sanitized before use
Q: I had a keg hopping screen cylinder break open in a newly kegged beer and all the dissolved pelleted hops are now loose in tge beer, clogging my lines. Would this work to filter out the hop muck?
A: This system could be used to filter out pellet hop matter before reaching a tap so long as the hop particles do not clog the line leading to the filter
Q: The filters this come with says to flush the filter with water for 10 minutes (around there) before using. I this needed? Previous comment noted that the filters are sterile packaged so just sanitizing the canister is all you need.
A: The filters are sterile when packaged but may still have some small material fibers that would need to be rinsed away prior to putting the filter to use. More of a peace of mind practice but is up to the end user to perform if they prefer
Q: Would soaking the filter filter and housing in star san be sufficient or is it recommended to push star san through it. My main concern is how much beer is lost when the star san is all the way pushed out.
A: The filters are sterile packed from the manufacturer but otherwise could be precleaned with sanitizer prior to its first use for the filter, and the filter housing pre-rinsed with star san before filling but would not need to be filled with starsan before pumping the beer through
Q: How many gallons can be filtered through one filter cartridge?
A: This will be based on soil load and sediment left in the finished product. We dont have a general rule of thumb to follow in that regard but have had brewers use them in the 30-35 gallon range for a single pass would good results on a lighter beer
Q: What is the size and type of threaded fitting and hose bard?
A: The Barb Fitting is 1/4" and the female is a 1/4" flare
Q: The answer to one question indicates that this can be used as a hop back but another states that it is not intended to be used hotside. So, can I use this with the stainless steel filter to run hot wort from my kettle after the boil through some hops before I chill the wort ? Thanks.
A: this can be used as a beer hop infuser but would be intended for cold side use and not rated for hot wort to be used for filtering from the kettle
Q: What is the inner diameter of the beer lines that are included with this?
A: The inner diameter of the beer line that is included with this is 3/16".
Q: If gravity transfer will not achieve the best results, what about pressurized transfer from carboy to keg? Around 2psi?
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Q: Hi. Is the stainless steel filter 1-micron as well?
A: That filter would be 400 micron
Q: What is the maximum PSI this system will handle?
A: We have used this safly up to 30 PSI but cannot confirm the max PSI rating for the unit, but most will be thei n 40-90 PSi range when used with water prssure
Q: Does this unit have the ability to handle hot wort direct from the boil kettle without damaging it?
A: This filter housing is HDPE so that part would withstand the temp but the system is not designed to be used "hotside" as is intedned for post fermentation filtration and for using as a infuser before dispensing
Q: What is the size of the filter? I want to replace it with a 0.5 micron polypropylene one.
A: The dimensions are 10" in length by 2.5" width with a 1" opening
Q: hi ...
I am looking for something to filter my beer and mead. I dont want disposable. I dont have any Co2 equipment. (yet) So ive been using gravity from my blichmman kettle into my fermentor and then using a autosiphon from there into my bottles. I then have been using carbonation drops in each bottle. I have no pump. So.. my question is.. What do i did in total so i can use this (or similar product) to filter from fermentation (primary or 2ndary) into bottles? I do not mind if i need to pump my wort into another container before bottling. but i want to filter the beer and mead before it goes into the bottles. Second question. if i use a filter like this will teh carb drops then be useless? (as the yeast may be completely filtered out) ?
A: This unit uses one time use 1 micron filters in conjunction with a pressurized keg connected to another keg to filter. We recommend the use of CO2 and kegs to push the beer through this filter. As for the carbonation drops, we recommend putting these in the beer after it has run through the filter. Thanks for the question!
Q: could this unit also be used as a hop-back? seems as if fruit infusion could be done with the stainless screen, why not hops
A: This can be used as a hop-back. We've used this in the shop for that purpose and it works well!
Q: I am confused about the filters.
Are these throw away or stainless steal.
Can you tell me about both? and provide links to both?
A: We do offer both a paper 1 micron disposable filter and a stainless reuseable filter as wlel. The paper filters are used more for filtering out particulate before bottling a finished beer or wine and the stainless filter serves better to use the filter as an infuser for fruit or coffee beans for example. http://www.homebrewing.org/Mid-Grade-1-Micron-Filter_p_4562.html