You can make your own filtering equipment if you know simple DIY. Northern
tool has a water pump that will do 1gpm
at 30psi for around $50US. Go to the local DIY center and pick up a filter
kit for refrigerator ice makers. The filter
will more than likely be a 5 micron with carbon. DO NOT USE THIS FILTER!
Pick up replacement filters (about 2 for
$5US). Get the sediment or 1 micron WITHOUT carbon/charcoal. Pick up some
clear tubing and worm (or hose)
direction of flow --------->
---------hose to carboy 6 feet---------pump------filter---------hose to
carboy 6 feet-------------
run campdon tablet water thru to sterilize (input and output can be in the
remove the filter and it makes a handy racking tool
> I think they are trying to rush you. Give it a little extra time and it
> will clear on its own with no risk of ill effects caused by a filter
> stripping color or flavor. The one thing every wine maker MUST learn is
> patience. It is hard early on but it becomes easier in direct proportion
> the size of your wine storage. Shine a light through it. If it is clear,
> and has some sediment on the bottom, rack it one more time. At this
> I would say it is important to rack directly into another carboy, not into
> bucket and then into a carboy. Go to 1 gal jugs if you need to. If you
> want some samples quicker, rack some off the top into bottles at this
> Then after a few weeks, if there is hardly any sediment you can bottle or
> you can let it age longer in bulk. It is your choice.
> In 30+ years of winemaking I have never filtered a wine and I have never
> bottled a cloudy wine.
> > Well, I'm new to this but the wine kit I'm using (from Wine Kitz) says
> > its instructions (about making red wine): "We recommend filtering
> > the wine to give it a professional appearance." They further say:
> > "Filtering helps to remove fragments of fruit, fining agents and
> > yeast cells that could eventually fall out of suspension and form
> > sediment in the bottles. Filtering helps to improve
> > taste, appearance and durability. Most wines will gain an added
> > after filtering."
> > Now, being naturally lazy, I have no desire to do more work than
> > to get a decent wine. So, I'm more than happy not to bother filtering
> > the wine, if the opinion of experienced people is that this is
> > unnecessary and possibly deleterious.