Filtering Trials

Filtering, fining, bottling, etc

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Bryan R
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Filtering Trials

Postby Bryan R » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:10 am

Beer: Helles

Filter: Plate with .5 micon pad.

Filtered at 35F, already carbed, pushed at 6psi.

Before and after shots.

Before:
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After:
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Together:
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Tasting and Sampling after recarbonating:
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Edit: pictures are huge for some reason.. including link to FB page. https://www.facebook.com/thebeerery/posts/643627702446500
Kevin M

Re: Filtering Trials

Postby Kevin M » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:23 am

Nice!

I've filtered a couple of beers mostly for testing purposes using a cylinder filter, and an absolute .5 micron filter. Results are pretty good, but filtering carbonated beer is substantially more difficult.
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Re: Filtering Trials

Postby Bryan R » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:32 am

Whats really crazy is how the flavors changed. Here is my chicken scratch tasting notes. You having had the unfiltered version, know that flavor.

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Loopie Beer

Re: Filtering Trials

Postby Loopie Beer » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:52 pm

Looks good! I filter many of my lagers as there is nothing better than drinking a better tasting product then a commercial version that is just as clear. Plus non-HB drinkers will often give them a try if they are clear.
Julls

Re: Filtering Trials

Postby Julls » Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:00 am

Beautiful clarity!
Beersk

Re: Filtering Trials

Postby Beersk » Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:08 am

So you felt both were equally delicious but in their own right?

I've been fining my beers with gelatin and finding I'm liking the results and quicker clearing so they can be sooner drank. I often wonder how much the gelatin is affecting the head retention and body of the beer.
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Re: Filtering Trials

Postby Bryan R » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:01 pm

Beersk wrote:So you felt both were equally delicious but in their own right?

I've been fining my beers with gelatin and finding I'm liking the results and quicker clearing so they can be sooner drank. I often wonder how much the gelatin is affecting the head retention and body of the beer.


Although its hard to see, with my shitty pictures... The "unfiltered" beer is actually still fined with gelatin and PVPP. So that is the difference between the 2.

If you told me they were the same beer, I would call BS. They are each very unique, and they are the same beer, I filtered 2.5 gallons from the 5 gallon keg. However the Filtered is soft and delicate, with the flavors from the unfiltered being nuances. The unfiltered is bold, and is like chewing on fresh grain. But as I said, its would be like choosing a favorite child.

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