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Offline secretsquirrel

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Any tips for filtration of beer?
« on: July 22, 2010, 09:00:29 PM »
My buddy and I made a blonde ale. I loaded it up with about 3 pounds of raspberries during the rack to the glass carboy.  After letting it sit for about 2 weeks, we went to bottle it.  When attempting to use a pump to siphon the beer out, it became clogged with raspberry bits.  I finally had to resort to pouring the entire carboy into a fermenting bucket and using the tap to fill the bottles.  I don't think it will be a disaster, but I don't want to repeat this.  Questions for the audience:

1.  Any good tips out there for filtering the beer from a carboy while not aerating the beer?
2.  Any good tips for siphoning the beer?

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Re: Any tips for filtration of beer?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010, 05:01:55 AM »
I had something similar to this happen once. My first suggestion would be - don't use raspberries.  ;) The only other thing I could thik would be to just let the beer sit longer in the secondary until all the raspberries compact firmer on the bottom. Then, don't let the racking cane touch or disturb the bottom.
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Re: Any tips for filtration of beer?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010, 06:59:02 AM »
I use a big nylon fine mesh bag.  It is long enough to stick out of the top of the carboy.  Boil to sanitize.  Put racking cane in the bag, put bag and cane through the carboy neck, then siphon beer.  This keeps the debris out of the beer you are racking off - hop particles in my case.
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Re: Any tips for filtration of beer?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010, 07:35:35 PM »
Nylon bag filter- excellent idea! I should have thought of that...

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Re: Any tips for filtration of beer?
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