Quantcast

To Filter Or Not To Filter?

Aussie Home Brewer

Help Support Aussie Home Brewer:

BPH87

Well-Known Member
Joined
20/2/12
Messages
334
Reaction score
31
Hey Brewers,

I have a quick question,

My current practice with fermentation is this;

1. Ferment in primary for two - three weeks.

2. Transfer from fermenter to keg.

3. Purge keg and place in lagering fridge at 2 degrees.

4. When I have room in my kegerator I add Polyclar and after 24 hours, Filter.

So far this has been going great, except that last time I used the filter, I stored it when it was still damp. I pulled it out tonight and it stinks.

Can I clean this filter or should I just get a new one from CB?

I have a keg of the good Dr Smurto's Golden Ale that I would really like to drink but I have not filtered it, do I need to filter it?

Thanks in advance,

Ben
 

Phoney

Well-Known Member
Joined
29/12/08
Messages
2,187
Reaction score
234
Location
Sydney, Innerwestside
Make up a strong, hot napisan solution in your filter housing, put your filter cartridge in there. Then leave it soak overnight. rinse and repeat with a weaker solution, then rinse with fresh water and leave it to dry out in the breeze for a few more days.

If it still stinks then get a new one, if not, happy days.

As for your current brew, no you dont "need" to filter - plenty of folks dont, I didnt in my first 18 months of AG brewing. Just drink it as is and chalk it up to experience.
 

BPH87

Well-Known Member
Joined
20/2/12
Messages
334
Reaction score
31
Thanks for the advice mate
 

Latest posts

Top