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

Slight Mods

Review by Colin M. on 3/20/2009

Pros: This has been a great filter for me. I modified the setup slightly to fir the equipment I have as follows: I removed the 'Y' from the two outlets on the filter and ran tubing directly to my two 2.5 gallon cornies. When I'm going to filter I rack from my secondary fermenter into my 5 gallon cornelius. I then run it throught a 3micron filter into both of my 2.5 gallon kegs at the same time. Obviouly I need to increase the pressure - I found 9-10psi works well, and I can filter all 5 gallons in about 30 minutes with out any leakage.

Cons: Make sure you tighten the filter according to the instructions otherwise you'll get leaks. The instructions are start with one nut, tighen slightly, move to the opposite nut and tighten, keep going until all nuts are hand tight. For me that means goijng round all nuts about three times. The trick is not to overtighten anyone nut at any one time, but to evenly tighten all nuts gradually.

Great results with this filter.

Review by David H. on 3/7/2008

Pros: I have used this filter for a while and it works great. The 3 micron pads work well with beer that has fallen clear. The filter works best when the beer to be filtered is cold. A little trick if filtering from a keg. Put a tubing shut off clamp on one of the outlet tubes. When the batch is finished lay the filter flat, with the clamp on the upper tube, shut the clamp and allow the CO2 to push the last remaining beer out of the filter.

Cons: The filter does leak some, especially when the filter pads become clogged.

Plate Filter For Beer Filtering

Review by JODY M. on 9/18/2005

Pros: The filter is easy to setup and clean, and it does not waste much beer by leaving it in the filter. It is also much cheaper to operate than any cartridge type filter. The 3 micron filter works very well, and occasionally I can just squeeze out two 5 gallons batches on 1 set of pads.

Cons: If you don't tighten all of the bolts evenly, and tightly enough, you can get a small amount of dripping. The 1 micron pad is just too fine to be practical. When disassembling the plate filter beware of pressurized beer between the filter pads. If you loosen the wing nuts too quickly, you may be cleaning beer off the ceiling.

Plate filter makes for brilliant beers

Review by MATT S. on 9/17/2005

Pros: The plate filter is easy to operate if you have a CO2 kegging system and cornies. It is easy to clean and since its redesign a few years ago, is leakproof. You can select from various filter pore sizes and it is a much better value than cartridge filters. If you beer is properly crashed you may be able to get up to 20 gallons through one pair of filters. Entering a filtered, force-carbonated beer in competitions puts you well ahead of the pack.

Cons: You cannot filter carbonated beer the way a brewery does, so you want to filter after the beer is fermented, cold-crashed, and still flat. You force carbonate after filtering. The other aspect is that when the filter is first wetted and installed it gives off a minerally flavor that can affect your beer. You will want to push a couple gallons of safe water through the filter first, then push the beer through.