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Draft Brewer® BeerBrite Filtration System


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Beer in full technicolor—clean, crisp and crystal-clear. The BeerBrite System filters out suspended yeast and particulates for startlingly bright beer.

Filtering is used in craft and commercial breweries to give a finishing polish of exceptional clarity. It also aids in the long term stability of the finished beer by removing the yeast.

Designed for use with your existing keg system, the BeerBrite makes filtering easier and less expensive. Reveal the true character of your brew and taste its full profile in ultra-high resolution.

System includes: Filter housing, filter cartridges and tubing connections.

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The filter housing connects between 2 kegs, and non-carbonated beer is forced (with CO2) from the first keg, through the filter, and into the second ‘bright’ keg. The system includes 2 filter cartridges; a 5.0 micron filter which removes particulates such as hop debris, proteins and trub material that would clog the fine 1.0 micron filter, which removes up to 90% of the yeast. So easy to use; simply connect the 2 ball locks, and turn on the gas - the beer will flow and you will know that your beer is clear.

Works great with our Draft Brewer® Flex System or Draft Brewer® Twin System.

Filtering can also benefit the stability of sweetened Meads and Wine. By removing the yeast altogether, you can reduce the need for additional stabilizers like Potassium Sorbate, which can break down during long term storage. Filter the mead/wine like normal, then bottle directly from the keg.
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3.9 / 5.0
18 Reviews
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Plastic and metal don't mix
This product is more trouble than it is worth. The metal connections wear out the plastic if you want to disassemble it to clean. It routinely leaks and sprays beer everywhere. I threw mine in the trash.
November 27, 2017
My first time filtering and it couldn't if been easier. Should of purchased this a long time ago.
November 6, 2017
6 months ago
Perfect Filtering
The filtration system was very easy to use and filtered my home brew to perfection. I would highly recommend the BeerBrite filtering system.
September 1, 2017
8 months ago
This product was alright, the unit I received leaks alittle for the top. Hopefully i can come up with a fix so i don't lose beer.
June 22, 2017
11 months ago
Great product, definitely recommend buying the second filter housing so you only have to push your beer through once. I have two sets, one that I use for clean beer and mead, and a second I use for sour beers that are going in a keg. I do a lot of beer and mead that sits on fruit purée, and have yet to have a single glass come out of a keg with any left.
April 20, 2017
Beer Brite Filtration
Difficult for me to attach to the Last Straw. I do not have the nimble fingers I once had. After set up the unit seemed to work as advertised. The pressure relief valve is not securely attached to the unit so be careful when man-handling it onto the Last Straw. I carved a depression out of the foam in my Last Straw box to store the unit.
April 12, 2017
1 year ago
Worth buying
Works great. I cold crashed then filtered my home brew. Clean and crisp.
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March 20, 2017
1 year ago
Figured I would try this out
Ok so I got this system to try and help with a double IPA that seemed to always have to much sediment in it even after secondary and cold crashing in the keg. The system worked as advertised which is great now the beer is flowing smooth and a lot more clear. The only down side I see is I need new filters after the first time use... I am assuming the ones that came with this kit are the disposable ones because no matter what I do they will not come clean... I will be looking for the re-usable ones in the future. But as far as working this is an awsome kit!
August 28, 2016
Clear brew!
product does what it states, would have given 5 stars but difficult to get both lines into canister lid. Swivel fitting would help.
July 1, 2016
5 star out put 3 star efficancy
this would be a great product if it was hooked up to a pump. Unfortunately it uses c02 and boy does it burn threw it fast! filters the beer great no complaints on that.
May 24, 2016
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Can the filter container be purged nearly empty when filtering?
A shopper on Mar 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, turn it upside down and let the low CO2 pressure or gravity get the rest out. Only turn filter upside down for last bit. You are only loosing about 12 ounces per filter, about the same amount that is in the trub in the fermenter.
Can this system be powered by Blichmann Riptide pump or transfer pump? Also, will this work for wine as well?
Dennis S on Apr 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I’ve used my chugger pump multiple times with this filter setup and had great results. I always keep it at a low flow setting and it takes about ten minutes to get 5 gallons of beer through it. After seeing what it filters out I’m thankful to not have that in my finished beer! I’ve never made wine but I don’t see any reason this wouldn’t work for it as well.
How much beer is lost using this product?
A shopper on Mar 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Next to nothing, unless you don't catch that your rubber seal is out of place, than you lose about 12 oz
What material are the filters made from, ie. nylon, cotton?
A shopper on Mar 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They are made from polypropylene fibers wrapped tightly into a spool.
Are the filters re-usable? And if so, how many times can they be recycled? Are they difficult to clean? I will be using this to filter kombucha, which has a lot of yeast in it. I don't want to filter all of the yeast just 50-75% of it. Thanks.
T O on Dec 29, 2015

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! Those filters can usually handle about 25-30 gallons. They are not necessarily recyclable as they will become deeply clogged after a while, which cannot really be back flushed. This will more than likely filter out more than 50-75% of the yeast, at least in the case of beer, it will remove so much yeast that you cannot bottle condition or naturally carbonate. I hope that this is helpful!
Can you "daisy chain" these filters?
I am looking to connect keg- coarse filter- fine filter - keg. That way I could do a 2 stage filter process at once.
B R on Dec 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This could work, but I would worry about losing pressure going into the second filter. The more efficient option is probably to just filter it twice, since the first filter in this scenario is going to greatly restrict the flow of beer into the second one.
Just used this filtration system for the first time. All seemed to go well, but I noticed that there would sometimes be quite a bit of gas bubbles in the "out" tube going to the empty keg. It seemed to be alleviated when I vented excess gas from the "empty" keg. Is this normal, or should I be concerned? Do I just need to do a better job of keeping the gas vented? Is this just CO2, and it won't have any effect on beer quality?
D A on Jun 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That should just be CO2. Was the beer carbonated at all? It's possible if it never got very warm during its ferment that there is CO2 still in solution from the actual ferment. Ensuring the beer has a not too fast not too slow flow rate will result in less bubbles if any...some will not have the empty keg sealed or some PRV can be kept open to allow the beer to enter the keg at the same rate it is being pushed through the filter. Always need to balance the back pressure and resistance.
Is there a trick for this to work better? I set it up using the 1 micron filter, and I have to say the beer coming out looked pretty much identical to the beer going in! It was fairly hazy on both sides of the filter. I expected much more filtering at 1 micron. Any tricks I should know?
B D on Apr 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I run the beer through a 5 micron first then run it through a 1 micron very slowly. Depending on the type of beer you are filtering you may or may not visually see a difference but you can always taste the difference. I wouldn't recommend going below a 1 micron, finer filters will tend to alter the flavor. Make sure the beer has fully fermented and conditioned first or filtering will do more harm than good.
How should you sanitize the filter? Do you soak it in sanitizer?
S U on Jan 16, 2016

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! Realistically, the filter should be fairly sanitary, but I usually soak mine in a little star san before I run it. I hope that this helps!
I have seen this used as a water filter for adding the original water to the brew kettle. Is this a fine enough filter if your water is not the best for this?
D R on Jan 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The filter housing works great! We sell it on its own and an activated carbon filter will remove any large metal ions in your water, any chlorine, and any other crap that might be in there. The water will taste better and there fore make better beer. That is what I do at home, old pipes, and the beer is substantially better. I used to buy bottled water to brew before this and the benefit is great. You can filter about 10,000 gallons with a cheap $10 filter - I don't think we sell the water filters anymore but they called '10 inch' water filters and are all over the internet. Oh, if using well water that is very hard - this will not significantly affect the hardness but is a great option for just about any other water issue. Cheers!
Can this filter system be used without a keg system? If not, what is a good way to filter the beer without a keg system?
R M on Dec 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would think that you need a keg and the co2 tank system because it requires you to run the beer from one leg to another using the co2 pressure to run it through filtration. I have always had luck before filtering with a screen and funnel system when I would take from primary to secondary and then run it through one more time before bottling. Not the best filtering but does help some.
can this be used with wine too or are the filters not fine enough?
A C on Nov 16, 2015

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! These filters are not fine enough to polish and clarify most wines. I hope this helps

have a great day!!
Looks like this comes with Ball lock connections? If I wanted that switched out could I have the pin lock instead or would I have to buy this and then buy the pin lock connectors to switch them out?
B I on Nov 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I've used this product 3 times & i only get foam into the 2nd keg. I watched 3 you tube clips but these where not Norther Brewers clips. So being a great costumer of Northers Brewer, WE need more youtube from the experts!!!!! If you sell it, do a video , & they will buy it!
Can this filter system be used with sankey kegs?
A A on Oct 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Filter can be used between the sankey kegs, you would just need the filter housing and filter along with hoses to connect filter to kegs. You would not need the ball lock filter kit.
What size and type threads are on the brass in/our hardware? I want to use tri-clamp components instead of the brass.
A shopper on Mar 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I believe they are 1/2” NPT.
What are the dimensions of the filter?
A shopper on Jan 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Cylinder about 10 1/2 inches tall, 12 inches including top piece. Diameter about 3 1/2 inches.
Could this work using a pump and a bottle filler to go straight from a carboy to the bottle?
A shopper on Apr 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes it should. However, there is a good chance that the filter may become saturated and clogged depending on the amount of particulates in the carboy.
Can you put the filter in-line between the beer/wine in keg and the tap? Or does it filter to slow to work while the tap is open. Make sense? Thanks
R Y on Aug 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We would not recommend using the system in that way. First off, your pour from the tap will be all foam.
How many gallons can go through the filters in a single use of a batch that's aged for 4 months to allow aging and settling? What if I had a tank that held 300 gallons?
P C on Nov 23, 2015

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! This filter would most definitely not handle 300 gallons

at the max

I would say that each filter is good for about 25-30 gallons of relatively clear beer


cider etc... I hope this helps

have a wonderful day!
Just ordered this, plus another filter housing. The product documentation states: " absolute? filters should be cleaned
after each use by back flushing". Where can I find these "absolute" filters? Thanks!
J E on Oct 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The disposable filters have a nominal rating

which means they are rated to cut down a certain eight or mass of contaminants

not a specific pore size. An absolute rating means the filters are rated by the largest possible contaminant that can pass through the pores

so it is an absolute rating of pore size. You just need to find ones labeled reusable for this 10 inch filter housing. HARMSCO makes good ones
Are the filters all single use or reusable? Thanks
B O on Sep 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The filter cartridges should give a couple uses at least. A fresh cartridge will always filter better and a used one may introduce color. You can rinse out the filters after a use and that will help preserve them and help them work better each time.
How much beer is lost in the filter container and cartridge?
Mike L on Mar 11, 2018
What size are the FPT connections in the lid?
Manuel N on Dec 17, 2016

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