Average rating 7.75 out of 10 ( based on 24 reviews )

Goodbut with flaws

Review by Jason G. on 6/7/2010

Pros: Does a great job taking out all of the "Green" beer flavors when used with rough pads.

Cons: leaks. the instructions say it will leak and not to over tighten the nuts to counteracts the leaking. Might go with the canister style if I can find one for cheap.

It Works, But It Can Get Messy

Review by Joe on 5/30/2010

Pros: it doesn't take up as much room as the old cartridge filter I was using, and the double filters make the process a bit easier.

Cons: Tightening the nuts by hand is painful for someone with arthritis in the hands like me. I'm the only one here, so I can't ask for help. Even using a cloth hot pad to help still hurts and the filter leaks unless I'm exact. If you don't get the plates exactly on the center ring, you have to juggle it around and it doesn't just slip over the plate projections, I've pressed down hard on the center of the plate to get the nuts tight enough, even though I use a rotating pattern like tightening wheel nuts. It still leaked, and with the 7 micron filter, it quickly clogs regardless of how clear the beer has fallen.

Best money I ever spent.

Review by Richard P. on 5/14/2010

Pros: Using the medium pads it cleans up beer beautifully. Like other reviewers, if I go slow, I have been able to filter ten gallon batches through one set of pads. Really takes homebrew brightness to another level. If you are serious about bright beer, you need this.

Cons: It won't go to the fridge and get me another beer!

Instant Gratification

Review by JollyToper on 2/8/2010

Pros: I can make my favorite beers in two weeks flat and brews with low flocculating yeast are truly clear (e.g., Kolsch). I can also move the keg without stirring up sediment and starting aging all over again. Call me impatient but this has greatly increased my satisfaction in my beers and the fun I'm having.

Cons: Like any filter it requires cleaning/sanitizing of another keg and sanitizing of the filter. Putting it together with all the screws takes a few minutes. Adds $4 per batch to the cost of each beer I filter.

Sparkly beer. mmmmmmmm

Review by Jeff May on 2/8/2010

Pros: Nothing is quite as satisfying as a sparkling clear beer. I used this on my first Kolsch with great results. Easy to use. Easy to clean. Inexpensive pads. Well worth it.

Cons: Don't get in a hurry. Go slow and evenly tighten the nuts. It leaked when I got close to 10 psi. Make sure your beer has fallen clear. Doing a Kolsch with the coarse pads still clogged half way through and I had to change pads in the middle of the batch (messy!)