Beer & Spirit Filter Kits & Housings

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Beer and Spirit Filter Housings

Clarence Water Filters stocks a variety of filter housings for spirit and beer making.

Whether you are a home enthusiast or running a large scale brewery, we can supply housings which will help you improve the quality of your beer or spirits.

If you need some assistance choosing a housing, contact us via email or give us a call on 0266 468 565.

Beer Filter Housings

Beer filter housings can be used to filter both incoming water used in the brewing process as well as the wort and the finished product.

They can be used to hold carbon which removes chemicals and poor taste/odour from water, or sediment filters which can remove spent yeast and other particulates.

Spirit Filter Housings

Spirit filter housings are often used for holding carbon which gives the spirit a smoother flavour by removing harsh volatile organic compounds and unpleasant flavonoids.

Beer and Spirit Filter Housing Brands

Our products come from the industry’s leading manufacturers, including:

  • QMP  
  • Aqua-Pro  
  • Pentek 

Beer and Spirit Filter Housing Types

Some of the housing styles we stock for beer and spirit filtration include:

  • Inline filter housings
  • Plastic cartridge housings for double open ended filters 
  • Plastic cartridge housings for 222 and flat cap filters 
  • Stainless steel housings for both DOE and 222 Filters 
  • Stainless steel bag housings 
  • Inline strainer housings

If you can’t find what you need on the website, get in touch, we’ll find a solution.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Beer and Spirit Filter Housings Expensive?

No, they start at very affordable prices.

You can purchase an 1125E Inline Housing identical to the one used in our Ultimate Spirit Carbon Filter Kit for about $30.00.

This type of housing is ideal for holding carbon and purifying spirits or an incoming water source.

A 10″ x 2.5″ QMP with 1/4″ or 3/4″ ports sells for less than $50.00 while a 10″ x 2.5″ Aqua-pro housing with 3/4″ port is just over the $30.00 mark. Add on a little more for spanner and bracket if required.

These types of 10″ x 2.5″ housings take standard filters, so there are dozens of types of filters available and they are easy to find.

Stainless steel housings are typically much more expensive as they can tolerate more extreme temperatures and large scale commercial installations.

Why Filter Your Beer?

There are many reasons to filter the water you use in the brewing process and the finished beer. They include:

  • To Improve Water Quality (For a Better Wort) 
    The quality of water used in the beer making process is absolutely crucial. Filtration can you improve the quality of your water by removing chemicals like chlorine, which can damage the yeast and enzymes that develop in your wort.
  • To Improve The Appearance Of The Finished Beverage
    Fine sediment filters can be used to remove haze, yeast, and particulates from your beer. They can dramatically improve the appearance of your finished product and make it more more enjoyable to consume.
  • To Improve The Flavour  Of Your Beer
    Filtering your beer can remove undesirable chemicals and sediment particles which might impact the flavour of your beer.
  • Sterilisation
    Ultra-fine sterilisation grade filters can remove bacteria from a beer, which is normally used when packaging the end product into a keg.
  • Speed Up Production Time
    Integrating filtration can help you enjoy a clearer beer without waiting weeks or months for sediment particles to settle.

Why Filter Your Spirits?

Here are a few reasons to filter your spirits:

  • To Reduce Any Unwanted Flavours or Odours
    Cut spirits can sometimes carry unwanted bitter flavours and aromas. Running the spirit through carbon can make it much smoother and more enjoyable to consume.

What Is Beer Haze?

Beer haze refers to the particulates that stay suspended in your beer, impacting its appearance.

There are two main types of beer haze:

  1. Biological beer haze
    This refers to haze caused by living things, like wild yeast contamination or bacteria.
  2. Non-biological beer haze
    Everything else including tannins, enzymes, and sediment particles. Non-biological beer haze can fall into one of two other categories, chill haze (visible at cold temperatures) and permanant haze (visible at all temperatures).

Filtration is very effective at removing larger particulates like yeast and sediment particles, dramatically clearing up your beer.

However, in many cases it is better to reduce haze before the final filtration stage. Do so by filtering your source water, watching out for bacterial/yeast contamination, and aerating your freshly pitched wort.

Most non-biological haze issues are a result of tannins, starches and proteins. These molecules can join together during the brewing process to give the beer a cloudy look. These issues are usually caused by incomplete mashing.

What Contaminants Are Most Detrimental To Beer and Spirits?

There are several contaminants in town water which can impact the quality of your beer or spirit. They include:

  • Sediment
  • Chlorine
  • Chloramines
  • Volatile Organic Compounds
  • Heavy metals
  • Bacteria

Fortunately, it is reasonably simple to remove these contaminants from water.

There are also water qualities which need to be balanced, like Calcium, Magnesium, and pH. Too little or too much of these characteristics can ruin a mash.