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Can I over-filter my beer?

If you are worried about the yeast getting through that bag, you have nothing to worry about. When we talk about sterile filtration, the generally accepted size of the filter is .45u (micron). 1000 ...
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Is there a disadvantage to screening the flour out of my grain before mashing with BIAB?

'Is there a disadvantage to screening my grain to remove the flour before mashing?' Aside from your point about losing extract (the most important thing, really), a few things I can think of: Fine ...
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Kegging - Is it necessary to filter yeast?

It it not a necessary step. (Neither is "secondary", usually.) [EDIT: I missed a potential misconception you have about transfering the yeast when kegging:] Usually, you will attempt to minimize how ...
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How can I filter out excess cream (trub) before bottling?

What you describe in your comments sounds like trub (pronounced "troob"). It's mostly yeast, proteins, fats, and sometimes hop material. It's totally normal for that stuff to settle to the bottom of ...
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False bottom not working effectively

200L? Wow. You might consider using a length of copper tubing with slits cut in it, instead of a false bottom. My mash tun came with a false bottom which was always a bit of a pain to get nicely ...
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False bottom not working effectively

I think you have the right idea about sealing the rim of your false bottom. The common method is to use a length of vinyl tubing slit lengthwise. The false bottom fits into the slit as you wrap the ...
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Can I over-filter my beer?

No. Unless it's a cloudy style that relies on particulates. But putting that bag over your racking cane will probably just clog up and be a frustrating mess. I would use finings and cold crash. Then ...
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Filtering BIAB wort

I also use BIAB with a bag bought online. The flour from the crushed grain flows pretty freely out of the mash and is present after the boil and chill as a huge cloud settling towards the bottom of ...
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Water filter usage in homebrewing

There are several different homebrewing filters out there. 1 micron and 3 micron filters are most typical. It will dramatically reduce the quantity of yeast getting passed to the bottle so you may ...
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What is the best wine filtering system?

At 5 gallons a week, you're doing volumes that could justify a Buon Vino Super Jet, especially if you're batching your filtrations so you do four at a time or so. I've got a long background in wine ...
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If I filter beer, then slightly reintroduce sediment, will I still get lots of sediment in bottle conditioning?

You obviously understand that you’ll be stripping the yeast out of your beer with filtering. That will need to be replaced in order to bottle condition your beer. How much should you put back in is ...
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If I filter beer, then slightly reintroduce sediment, will I still get lots of sediment in bottle conditioning?

You'll get some sediment for sure. To just about completely prevent sediment you'd have to force carb your beer (kegging). Sort of a way to experience it is if you buy a commercial beer that is '...
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Filtering my batches (no dead fishes)

I believe Irish moss or carageen moss (a type of seaweed) is used as a fining agent in commercial brewing. I'm afraid I can't comment on filtration.
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Filtering my batches (no dead fishes)

I just cold age my beers in kegs so they drop clear in about a week. I can then jump the beer to another keg or bottle after dropping clear to not have to worry about shaking a keg and then having to ...
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Filtering my batches (no dead fishes)

1) I've not used plate filters but seems they would work well, but be expensive. I use a cartridge water filter, and find they are easily cleanable and reusable a few times. 2) Try Clairty Ferm, is ...
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Water filter usage in homebrewing

Depending on filter size, it could filter out yeast. Also, unless you have a closed filter system pushed by CO2 you will oxidize your beer. I used a filter for a little while but stopped. I found ...
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How can I filter out a large amount of loose sediment from my primary?

You might want to try a "Cold Crash" first too. Depending on your situation, if you can get your carboy to a location where it is very cold and let it sit over night, you might get it to settle a ...
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How can I filter out a large amount of loose sediment from my primary?

The following is pure imagineering. I have never been in the situation you are describing, but thinking about hard ginger-beer, I may have to change that pretty soon. Take this with a grain of salt ...
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How can I filter out a large amount of loose sediment from my primary?

What about some cheesecloth or butter-muslin tied around the end of your racking cane that will go in the primary? You could easily sanitize it by boiling or soaking in your choice of no-rinse ...
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Filtering recommendations (other than 'don't')?

One way to filter the beer is using finings. I don't know their impact on purines but they certainly clear beer fairly well. SuperKlear works well and you can watch the line between clear and cloudy ...
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