Draft Brewer® BeerBrite Filtration System
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.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 brightkeg. 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.
Proposition 65 Warning for California Consumers: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm.
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I was finding that I sometimes racked too close to the bottom of my fermenters into the kegs. This resulted in pulling some unpleasantly chunky or thick drafts. I also had more clarity problems than I liked when I did things like dry hopping in a too-loose bag. Sure, these are mistakes on my part I'm sure. This filter does a good job of fixing those mistakes. My beer comes out pretty clear now and certainly doesn't have any extra "stuff" in it. This definitely helped when I did some homebrewed rootbeer. Some of the leaves and such from the brewing made it into the first keg and jammed up my hoses. Filtering solved that.
Two problems with the setup. First is that you will either lose a bit of beer or lose a lot of CO2. See, the filter fills up with the beer when you use it. To get all of it to transfer, I found I had to blow quite a bit of CO2 to get it all. Alternately, you could just accept that you lost a couple of pints. It's not the end of the world. I just love beer and don't want to leave any behind (also why I needed this filter in the first place). Second is the backflush of the filter. I'm not sure what would have made this easier, but I have found it to be annoying to have to pull off the ball lock fitting that connects to the receiving keg so that you can install the hose connection. Maybe it's a whine, but it would have been nice to be able to just pop the quick disconnect that you already have onto the hose connection.
All in all, it's a good product that does what it says. I can't really provide a way I would do it better but figured you should know what you're getting.
Does exactly what it says it does.
No leaks and it works, but there's 2 things I feel needs changing.
1. Pressure relief valve
2. quick disconnections where the tubes connect to the filter housing. This way, if you want to filter without kegs, say a pusher pump or want to use it to filter wine, you can do it without the needs for kegs and CO2
The system works okay at filtering, but the hose clamps used were the wrong size and it leaked like a sieve. I lost a good bit of beer because everything was under pressure. The hose clamps used were clearly marked for the size, and it was the wrong one for that diameter hose.I replaced the hose clamps with the correct size but have not had a chance to use it again. Normally I would never have any need to filter my beer, a neighbor talks me into it.
It’s a good filter system it’s just a lot of extra work and time consuming to keep clean and sanitary. Just a simple cold crash accomplishes the same thing.