The Vintage Shop Wine/Beer Plate Filter has two gaskets (O’Rings), perfectly sealing the inner ring with both plates.
- Easy to assemble, has a unique fastening system, the filter plates have slots instead of holes.
- The surface area of this filter will extract more yeast and particles than other commonly used filters.
- The Wine/Beer Plate Filter requires 8.75" diameter pads (not included). For each filtering session you will require two filter pads, of the same micron.
- For filtering you can use The Vintage Shop Pressurized 3 Gallon Tank, or any electric pump, or any other mechanism to push the wine/beer through the filter.
- BPA Free
Filter beer like the pros, only on a smaller scale. Most small breweries and wineries use a large plate filter system to achieve clear beer or wine. Now you can do the same at home. Our new plate filter has a larger surface area, which means more yeast and particulate extraction.
Each filtering session requires two filter pads at a time, and each pad must be the same micron to work. The product is pushed into the housing at 5 PSI and passes on either side of the plate filter housing, then gets forced through the filter pads to the center, where it is pushed out into your awaiting collection vessel, such as a keg or tank.
You will need to push your beer or wine with pressure to push it through filter, it will not work with gravity and a siphon, it needs pressure to push the wine/beer through it
1) Remove the top half of the filter by loosening the wing nuts and removing the screws.
2) The center ring is where the filter pads will be positioned. Remove this center part, making sure the two black o-rings are seated on either side, and place one filter pad on either side of this ring. Note: the pads are rough on one side and smooth on the other, position the pads so that the smooth parts are facing outward.
3) Re-assemble the filter housing so that the single barb coming off of the center ring is opposite the two barbs coming off the sides of the housing. This will ensure that your beer is in contact with as much surface area of the filter pads as possible. Replace the screws and tighten the wing nuts by hand
4) The hose with the plastic “Y” in line with the tubing is your “Out” line to go to your empty container. The other line is the one that contains the beer or wine to be filtered.
5) We recommend running about a gallon of water, first boiled then cooled, through the filter set up in order to remove any “papery” taste that might transfer over. Additionally, you can run a small amount of Star San through the filter first.
6) Make sure your beer or wine is un-carbonated, as this can affect the filtering process. Note: For best results we recommend letting your beer or wine sit in the fridge for at least 24 hours prior to filtering. This will force any large particles to the bottom of the keg, helping to keep the filters as clear as possible.
7) You will need to push your beer or wine with pressure to push it through filter, many people use a pump up "bug sprayer" purchased at any hardware store, be sure to dedicate your "bug sprayer" to your beer or wine filtering, you don't want any nasty chemicals in there. Once the beer or wine starts flowing, tighten the wing nuts some more to ensure a proper seal (there will be a small amount of leaking, so be careful not to over-tighten the nuts). The entire process should take about 45 min or so, depending on how cloudy the beer or wine is. If the beer or wine slows down, just give it some time and don’t rush it. Note: the filter housing will not handle pressures over 10 PSI and could break.
8) After filtering, take apart the housing and discard the pads, these cannot be used again. Clean your housing and the tubes and store dry.