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KumaLisa46

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Let us know about the response from the filter manufacturer.........................
Still awaiting the test results from the manufacturer. COVID has likely put a damper on things. The Buon Vino company is very concerned and is also awaiting the results. Definitely the #2 pads as the coarse ones were fine.
 

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I bought a plate and frame filter from a winery that was closing. They gave me a few boxes of leftover filter pads that they cautioned were a 'little old'.

The date code indicated they were about 6 years from manufacturing but unopened. I opened the pack to check them out and when I wetted them before placing them in, I noted they had a musty aroma. I filtered 10 gallons of water with it to check and the water smelled musty too. Decided to dump the old filters and use the new ones I already had. Hated to toss over $500 of filter pads but better than getting musty wine from them.

So, yes, storage conditions play an important role in ensuring quality filters.
 

MB wino

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Any updates on whether the taste/smell fades with time?

Same experience today with #2 pads. Frustrating!
 

KumaLisa46

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The supplier wants to know this has happened.
We have had a similar defect in instant rice. When the problem was tracked down, it was the distribution warehouse was keeping our food next to a slot that had Irish Spring soap. Drier sheets have an equally aggressive perfume.

Try ordering pads from a different part of the country/supply chain.
I have tried new pads with different manufacture stamp on it. They were perfect.
 

MB wino

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Sorry to hear it did not improve. Thanks for responding.

FYI - I decided not to bottle and added a few ounces of oak chips and biolees in the hope they might improve my Cab. After a week, I racked and noticed a big improvement. I then clarified the wine hoping for the best. The result was decent. I lost aroma (compared to my Cab that wasn’t filtered) but the soap smell and taste is greatly diminished.
 

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i am no where close to yawls level, and i do sweet country wines, but setting to the side and just reading, it seems to me the one common factor is paper filters, just my 2 cents, since i read on here for 2 years before joining, all of my wines are spun polypropylene filters, never once (knock on wood) have i ever had so much as a hint of trouble, maybe because I'm to dumb to know the difference, i don't sell wine, but i sell fruit, labels, corks, chemicals bottles,,, ECT, All of my "friends" are row crop farmers, business men, ECT and all multimillionaires,, when they bring me bottles they bout from other places all have price stickers of $94.50 and up per bottle,, yet this poor dumb hillbilly, gets lots of "friends",, and have yet from around 2012 thru now have never had a single complaint, there are tons of threads on here about soapy taste and all seem to go back to paper, just my 2 cents, from a poor old hillbilly.
but a whole house filter, and buying spun polyproline filters 1 micron for whites, 5 microns for reds, and a case of 25 micron for initial rack from ferment barrel to secondary, on e-bay buying by the case of 50 runs about $1 to $1,30 per filter, and can be washed frozen and reused a few times,
this is just my opinion and no offence meant at all.
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MB wino

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Dawg,
Good idea - ordered a new filter set up this week. No more paper for me - thanks!
 

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