From the HBD Archive
From: a.e.mossberg <aem@mthvax.miami.edu>
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
|beer?

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.

aem

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