From the HBD Archive
From: a.e.mossberg <>
Subject: Re: filtering beer
Date: 1989-02-01 15:36:29 GMT

In Hombrew #63, John F Stoffel asks about filtering beer:

| One, will filtering reduce the amount of fermetation that
|takes place in the bottle? Does filtering have a signifigant impact
|on the beer itself? Or is having all the yeast settled on the bottom
|part of the joys of homebrew? How many of you out there filter YOUR

Commercial beer is filtered. Commercial beer is pumped with CO2. If you
filter, most, if not all, of the yeast will be removed, depending on how
fine a filter you use. If you remove the dead yeast, you will remove the
live yeast, and not get any carbonation. The only way you can, as a home-
brewer, filter your beer and then have carbonated beer is to filter it
into a keg, which you pressurize.


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