Transfer pump question

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Shifty

Transfer pump question

Post by Shifty » Sun Jun 19, 2005 6:17 am

Hi there,

Just looking for opinions on the use of a foodgrade transfer pump for moving mash to fermentation vessels (and through a filter unit perhaps.)
THe pump I was looking at is

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/AB160500 ... 1408&DID=7

And the filter unit is:

http://www.filterstore.com/beer.htm

Thought perhaps it would make the task of moving the mash into a fermentation vessel, and in the realm of homebrew beer, moving the beer from the secondary fermentation vessel to the bottling bucket (and filtering each time.) Clearer product each time!

Anyways, just want opinions on the passing of alcohol (low APV since we are not talking about distilled spirits)

Shifty

Shifty

Post by Shifty » Sun Jun 19, 2005 9:54 am

theholymackerel wrote:Howdy shifty.

Filters strip out LOTS of flavor... so beware. This is bad for beer and booze.

It's almost allways better to spend the time to let yer fermentation settle and then rack it vrs usin' a filter.

One of the local brewpubs here where I live recently lost my business over switchin' over to usin' a filter. They are makin' the same brews from the same recepies, but the finished filtered product is so thin and so much flavor is gone now.
THM - I agree that you don't want to loose the flavor of the homebrew - if you did, then just go to the store and buy a six pack of bud in cans! The have different filters available for the unit, allowing you to have some additional control on what gets through the filter unit and what does not. Might be worth trying just to see the effect it has on the brew.

Shifty

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