Last night I used a whole home inline water filtration system to filter a batch of brew that had quite a bit of loose pellet hops dryhopping in a secondary carboy. (I also used it for a non-dryhopped brew, but didn’t see a huge clarity boost). I used gravity to push the beer through the 5 micron filter to the keg.
It was a success, I think. All the loose hops stayed out and I filtered almost every drop of beer. However, I wanted to get some thoughts from the forum on this process. Has anyone done this and did you find that it changed the taste of the beer in any way? The filter I used appears to be made of wound cloth – it looks like a spool. I am skeptical about keeping it dry and sanitized.
Any thoughts on this process? Pros/cons? I am inclined to do this for beers that require a lot of dryhops, but I don’t want to risk infecting and ruining a batch or some other unforeseen issue.
Thanks in advance for the feedback.