Wine filtration

  • March 06, 2023 4:24 PM
    Reply # 13121942 on 13119486
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For reds, I rarely filter them - if they are pretty clear, that's usually good enough.  For whites, though, they show haze pretty quickly.  If you rack very carefully before bottling, and leave a bottle or two of wine in the carboy, you can probably bottle without filtering.  (Save the last bit of wine from the carboy for use in cooking, or ???)   A Buon Vino mini-jet is a couple hundred dollars, I think.  And you go through a set of pads each time you use it, which is something like $3 to $5 per set, depending on where you get them.  While not absolutely necessary, a filter is probably one of the first things you'll want to buy (new or used) when you get serious about winemaking.   That and a really nice floor corker.   That's my two cents.

  • March 04, 2023 9:20 AM
    Message # 13119486

    I’m a newbie member and winemaker, fermenting my second batch of wine using must from Midwest Supplies (also beer brewer since 2017). 

    Appreciate advice on filtration. My Sauvignon Blanc is now 4 months in bulk, been transferred twice so still a small amount of residue in the bottom of carboy.

    Q: Is there an effective and inexpensive way to filter the wine headed into the bottling bucket before I bottle? Is it necessary to filter? Tell me your journey.

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