From the HBD Archive
From: Michael Bergman <>
Subject: Re: Filtering my Brew
Date: 1989-02-03 15:32:24 GMT

The method recently mentioned for clearing your brew without filters,
siphoning from the primary fermentation vessel to a secondary vessel,
and later repeating the process, is used with mead as well (and I
think also for wines, but am not sure). It's called (in my circles,
anyway) racking, and I have seen recipes that recomend doing it 4-5
times. You lose a fair bit of product but the remainder can be very
clear. If the strain of yeast you're using works either in suspension
or on the surface, you won't lose any live yeast, just the dead stuff.


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