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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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Don't lose the Gasket/O-Ring
My first negative experience with customer service....Northern Brewer Customer support was SUPREMELY unhelpful when I called to see if I could purchase a replacement gasket. They don't sell them...have no plans to sell them....couldn't tell me who manufactured the filter so I could seek a replacement from the manufacturer and joked that they would happily sell me another filter "kit" for $80 and then the confided to me that the staff scavenges the returned kits for the gaskets because they are so hard to find. I searched around on the Net and found some close matches but couldn't get a good seal and gave up. As much as I loved mine....it has sat on the shelf 6 months for lack of a gasket.
March 16, 2016
Response from Northern Brewer
We are sorry for the trouble finding a replacement. We do not carry them but they are available online. Searching for "Pentek 151121 OR-38 Buna-N O-ring for Slim Line Housings" should return some helpful results. Cheers, Todd J
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer
A bit cumbersome but works very well
I finally was able to use this to filter my barrel aged stout that had lots of debris from charred wood barrel staves and raw cocoa nibs. It takes a bit of prep work to clean and connect the hoses and filter. And you need two kegs so factor that into the cost. But once I started the CO2 the beer started flowing very quickly. Took maybe 10 minutes to filter 5 gallons and there was no leakage. My biggest complaint is that the design of the filter doesn't allow it to be freestanding. It's very top heavy and the tubes will pull it over if you turn your back so consider putting it in a box or something so that it doesn't fall on the concrete floor and crack open (I had a very close call). While I probably wouldn't go thru this much trouble for just filtering yeast out of a normal batch of beer, I would say this is absolutely the best way to filter any batch that you've had aging on additives in the secondary or tertiary fermentors that don't settle out during a transfer with a siphon.
January 2, 2014
Had the plate filter for a long time and stopped using it because of the mess and trouble getting it together. Saw this and picked it up and I am more than happy. Of course it is a little work sanitizing and running water through etc, but thats brewing in general.... I would run a few gallons of water to remove any off flavors. overall, no leakage, easy to use, and works wonderfully. Replacement filters on amazon in large packs end up being about 2 bucks a peice. Very worth it.
October 11, 2013
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
Works Great With the Brewha 3-in-1 Conical Fermentor
This system works great. Its easy to set up and cleans up fairly easy. If you are using a Brewha 3-in-1 Conical Fermentor you can rack directly through the Beer Brite eliminating the need for a second keg.
December 15, 2014
Worth buying
Works great. I cold crashed then filtered my home brew. Clean and crisp.
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March 20, 2017
8 months ago
Improved Clarity
Certainly the clarity of beer is enhanced; I bought two systems to connect them in series: first the filter 5 micron and then of 1 micron to obtain results in a single step. The result was remarkable. The only thing that I couldn't find is the form correctly and safely to clean the filters after use to prevent fungus.
October 13, 2015
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
2 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 went from murky green
beer went from murky green from last minute hop addition, then filtered crisp and clear. amazing!
October 7, 2015
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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.
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.
What size are the FPT connections in the lid?
Manuel N on Dec 17, 2016

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