Will the KLR Filter remove very fine sediment and silt?

Nope. And here’s why. The KLR Filter is designed to remove particles down to 1 micron from home brews. Most yeast cells are 1 to 2 microns in thickness, and larger particles are easily filtered using the KLR Filter system. Finer sediment or silty residue is smaller than 1 micron. Do not let the siphon […]

How do I get replacement parts?

Filter bodies, filter replacement cartridges, gaskets and seals can all be ordered from klrfilter.com. The filter base is pretty heavy duty, so if it breaks for some reason it had a pretty rough life. They are closely inspected and functionally tested. If it is defective please return it within the 30 day policy window for […]

Can the KLR Filter be used for beer?

Absolutely! The filter is designed for gravity feed only. Although it is pressure tested, this is only to test for leaks prior to assembling and packaging the product. Do not subject the KLR Filter to high pressures. It is best not to use a siphon for beer, as the bubbles in it will vapor lock […]

Are the filters recyclable?

Yes, but they are NOT reusable! The filters are made of a spun plastic material and can be placed in the recycle bin after you are finished filtering your batch of beer or wine. NOTE: Do not rinse and hang to dry, then reuse them. They retain liquid and will get bacteria in them at […]

Can I reuse the filter cartridge?

No. Once you have run your home brew through one, discard it into the recycle bin. The filter cartridges are designed to be used with one batch of home brew. They will filter up to 20 gallons (I have tested them that far – they might go further). Most home brew batches are 6 gallons. […]

Which filter cartridge should I use?

For beer I recommend only using the 50 and 20 micron filter cartridges. You really don’t need much more than that, although I have used 10 and 5 micron filters with clearer brews, such as pale ales, etc. My best results with beer to date have come from using the 50 micron filter cartridge to […]

The fitting on top leaks…what should I do?

Each filter body is pressure tested prior to shipping, so this should not happen. The filters have a 30 day warranty. Return everything for either a refund or replacement.

I think I screwed the filter body and base together too tightly. What do I do?

The easiest thing is to run some hot water right along the seam where the body screws into the base. Let it get warmed up then then try again. It should unscrew relatively easily.