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  1. #1
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    10 SqM Filter

    We are planning in purchasing a new 10 SQ M Filter soon. Does anyone know all the different companies making these and does anyone have experience with a new filter that they are willing to share. Thanks in advance

    Doug Smith
    Fort Collins Brewery
    970-472-1499 x 12

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    I've gotten pretty intimate with a 10m Velo filter. No complaints at all. It felt like a Cadillac compared to the 7m Czech filter I was used to using (don't remember the company but pretty sure they haven't been in business for years). We used it just about everyday, pushing 200-400 bbls through a day. That was with a brewery who sold mostly super hoppy beers and a pilsner, which are all harder beers to filter. I rarely had the filter crash, and it was very forgiving in terms of flipping valves. Anyone who has used a small filter knows that with a lot of them you have to be incredibly smooth in switching from recirculation to filter mode or else you will crash the bed. With this filter you could dead-head the pump for a brief second while flipping valves without any detrimental effect. I've pushed it all the way to 800 bbl in one run without breaking down. Easy and fast to clean as well.

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    Yep

    I agree entirely, with a small caveat:

    You have to take care of it. If you just beat the hell out of day after day, you're going to have bent screens (which sucks), leaking valves (which sucks), have broken dosing valves (which sucks), etc.

    Otherwise, Velos are tough and run pretty well, despite my irritation with them.

    Bill

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    Thanks for the feedback, can you tell me if you are using Velo s.p.a. or Velo Acciai. One is significantly cheaper and Im not sure why.

  5. #5
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    Candle filter

    http://www.filtrox.com/products-serv...lters/secujet/

    Filtrox makes a very good DE candle filter, that has some advantages over the standard DE filters.

    Graydon

    FILTROX North America
    9805 NE 116th Street
    PMB A-200
    Kirkland WA 98034
    USA
    Phone: Toll free (800) 473 4526
    Phone: +1 (425) 820 4850
    Telefax: +1 (425) 820 2816
    e-mail: info@who-needs-spam.filtercorp.com

    Filter Media

    FILTROX North America
    9805 NE 116th Street
    PMB A-200
    Kirkland WA 98034
    USA

    Phone: Toll free (800) 473 4526
    Phone: +1 (425) 820 4850
    Telefax: +1 (425) 820 2816
    e-mail: info@who-needs-spam.filtercorp.com

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    SPA ... Give the guys at Scott Labs in Petaluma a call. We bought our Velo from them. info@scottlab.com or 707-765-6666. Highly recommend them.
    Joel Halbleib
    CBO "Chief Brewing Officer" / Zymurgist
    Bluegrass Brewing Co
    636 East Main St
    Louisville, KY
    www.bluegrassbrewing.com

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