A quality filter helps you to clean up the cosmetic appearance of your wine and protect its stability, without requiring you to risk spoilage or oxidation by filtering over and over again.
BevBright's™ three micron filters are disposable, multi-zoned, cartridge style filters perfect for filtering wine with any standard 10" filter cartridge housing. BevBright™ achieves superior efficiency by being the first to spin different diameters of poly strands on the same filter core to create zones of filtration. The zone closest to the core contains consistent, tight fibers for final filtration while the final outer layer zone is spun with larger fibers for increased sediment holding capacity and increased flow capacity. The best of both worlds. By comparison typical spun poly water filters are spun with only one size of fiber. Note that these are True 10" Filter Cartridges that rely upon the housing being closed tightly in order to engage the Knife Seals & eliminate bypass.
3 Micron Filters:
A 3 micron rating is the perfect middle ground for filters. Wine's not totally clear, but not completely hazy? A 3 micron will do wonders. It will take out all yeast cells and visible haze, but won't clog like a 1 micron if haze is present. If there's heavy visible haze, a 5 micron
will be a better place to start. No haze whatsoever, and a 1 micron
will brighten your wine beautifully!
The efficiency rating tells you what % of material, at the given micron rating, will be filtered out in a single pass. The High Efficiency rated filters work better than any 3 micron rated hardware store spun poly filters. Cheaper spun poly water filters are never rated for efficiency because they only remove 60-80% of the material at a given micron rating in a single pass.
3 Levels of Efficiency to meet your winemaking needs:
High Efficiency - Removes 90% of the material 3 micron or larger in a single pass.
Super High Efficiency - Removes 98% of the material 3 micron or larger in a single pass.
Absolute Efficiency - Removes 99.8% of the material 3 micron or larger in a single pass. (more typically used in the wine industry)
We suggest you start with the 98% Super High Efficiency rated filters and adjust from there.