View Full Version : Filtering to stop Fermentation

07-02-2015, 05:22 PM
I'm thinking of setting up a series of 10 inch filters to stop fermentation after Primary without using chemicals.

Do I really need 4 stages? (5/3/1/0.5 micron) Or can I get away with skipping one?

Is 0.5 micron overkill or will I risk getting bottle bombs if I don't take it to 0.5 absolute?


07-02-2015, 07:35 PM
Make life easy on yourself and let the mead settle out until it's clear after racking to secondary. Then add finings and cold crash and filter through a 1 micron and a .5 micron. You're throwing away money with those first two stages. In addition, although I can't point at any academic studies, it's said that sanitary filtering will inhibit the aging process.

You want to let mead sit in secondary unfiltered for a few months before you start the polish process. It will more often than not fall clear during this time. Then after you fine and filter you have nicely polished mead.

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