Thanks for the replyHi Traveler - I make the KLR Wine Filter. Please don't think I am trying to sell it on this forum, I have a great deal of respect and love for wine makers and sites (such as this one) that bring our community together. I would not want to clutter a great gathering with marketing junk!
We just started selling the KLR a couple of months ago, and it is slowly ramping up. There are a couple of reviews up on Amazon, and I have a few smaller distributors and brew supply shops around the country that have bought several kits and packages of cartridge replacements. I sent them samples, they used it, and came back with opinions that might be valuable to you. There are others as well, email me from my site and I can possibly get some additional references. Again, not trying to sell it to you but there are a few folks that have tried it and could give you feedback.
I have never filtered a wine. Always just racked, settled, repeat, cold stabilze, rack, etc. Bought the filter to try on some wine from this last falls harvest. It will be a last step for me, maybe on just a few gallons. Will update on how it workswfor me when I try it out.Not trying to clutter, excuse the interruption. Please return to your regularly scheduled broadcast.
Rice_Guy,The KLR can be used with a vacuum however it is not recommended. Using a commercial cartridge with a high delta P (pressure) shortens the life. ,,, I like the KLR piping and lack of leakage.
All filters will work better if the liquid is clean before hand and you are using it to polish for crystal clear clarity. Now my experience has been the filter seems to last longer than a Bon Vino mini jet, so I live with the Bon Vino leakage between pads
It seems to be a very affordable (under $50) solution at a first look.Here is a link for the complete housing,filters,bracket and wrench = Wine Pump Filter
I do not sell them - I only point you in the right direction - The entire setup is under $50.00 dollars.
If interested I can send you a link for .35 micron filters for approx $10.00 each.
This step of filtering saves me alot of time (do it the same time you would normally rack) - and less contact with oxygen.
Happy Winemaking !!
It seems to be a very affordable (under $50) solution at a first look.
The filters at 8 and 9 dollars are economical only if you use it near its full capacity of 100 gallons at once.
If you have less than say 20 gallons to filter, not so much.
It may make more sense to go with a more expensive system that has reusable filters such as the Enolmatic in-line system.
The total cost would be around $310 (including the 5 and 1 micron filters)
This is a lot more expensive than a 50 dollar solution, but you buy it once and you don’t have to order filters anymore, or rarely perhaps.