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Hands on Review: BouncerMD Inline Beer Filter

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

BouncerMD “Mac Daddy” Inline Filter

As popular as unfiltered beer is right now, there are still a lot of times in the brewing process when you want to filter your in-process beer to some degree. For me, it’s hop trub when transferring from the kettle to the fermentor. Dry hopping can also get you unwanted debris when transferring into your keg. You’ve got process options like whirlpooling or gear additions like bazooka screens for inside your kettle. The Bouncer filter is another option you can add to your toolbox.

Course filter on the left, Fine filter on the right

The Bouncer filter is like a miniature version of a home water filter. There’s a plastic housing that has inlet and outlet ports, and a clear plastic body that holds the stainless mesh filter screen and screws onto the main housing. The filter screen is made of stainless steel and nylon, and comes in two different mesh sizes. The coarse filter is 20 squares per inch (915 microns), and the fine filter is 50 squares per inch (305 microns).

The Bouncer itself also comes in two sizes- Normal and Mac Daddy. The Normal size comes with barbed fittings to hook up your 3/8” ID transfer hose. The Mac Daddy comes with two sets of fittings- one for 3/8” ID hose and the other 1/2″ ID hose so you can select whatever size matches your siphon or brew kettle valve. The larger Mac Daddy filter also gives you 224% more filter surface area than the base model.

The filter unit is rated for temperatures up to 150F. That means it’s good post-chilling, but not suitable for the hot inlet side into a plate chiller for example. Another creative use of the filter is as a Randall to infuse hops or other ingredient flavors into your beer when serving. More on that in my hands on trial below.

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3/8″ Hose Barb In-Line Strainer w/stainless filter screen

3/8" Hose Barb In-Line Strainer with 50 mesh stainless steel filter screen

3/8″ Hose Barb In-Line Strainer with 50 mesh stainless steel filter screen by Vacmotion Inc

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  • 50 mesh stainless steel filter screen (304 micron)
  • Simple twist off bowl means easy dis-assembly for cleaning
  • Nylon top with Clear Nylon bowl
  • Dimensions: 3″ L x 1.89″ W x 2.67″ H
  • Clear filter bowl to see when screen needs cleaning

 

3/8″ Hose Barb In-Line Strainer with 50 mesh stainless steel filter screen


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MoreBeer Plate Filter Setup – $41.99 + free ship eligible, limited availability + Hands On Review

Beer Filter - Plate Filter FIL45

Beer and Wine Plate Filter Kit from MoreBeer.  Check out my Hands on Review of this great setup.

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Filter beer like the pros, only on a smaller scale. Most small breweries and wineries use a large plate filter system to achieve clear beer or wine. Now you can do the same at home. Our new plate filter has a larger surface area, which means more yeast and particulate extraction.

Each filtering session requires two filter pads at a time, and each pad must be the same micron to work. The product is pushed into the housing at 5 PSI and passes on either side of the plate filter housing, then gets forced through the filter pads to the center, where it is pushed out into your awaiting collection vessel, such as a keg or tank.

 

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Beer and Wine Plate Filter Kit FIL45B

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DuPont Water Filtration System [Water Filter, Beer Filter, Hop Randall Projects]

DuPont WFPF13003B Universal Whole House 15,000-Gallon Water Filtration System

DuPont WFPF13003B Filter Housing, Filter and wrench.

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  • Filters Up To 15,000-Gallon For Home or Office
  • Features Universal 500 Series Poly Block Cartridge
  • Standard System has 3/4 in. inlets and outlets.
  • Improves Clarity and Taste of Incoming Water, Also Protects At The Kitchen Tap

 

Use for… filtering your water for brew day.  You could probably also use this housing, with the appropriate filter, to put together a beer filtration system or a Hop Randall.

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DuPont WFPF13003B Universal Whole House 15,000-Gallon Water Filtration System


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3/8″ Hose Barb In-Line Strainer w/stainless filter screen [filter from the fermenter]

3/8" Hose Barb In-Line Strainer with 50 mesh stainless steel filter screen

3/8″ Hose Barb In-Line Strainer with 50 mesh stainless steel filter screen by Vacmotion Inc

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Easy installation with hose barb fittings
  • 50 mesh stainless steel filter screen (50 wires per square inch)
  • Clear filter bowl to see when screen needs cleaning
  • Simple twist off bowl means easy dis-assembly for cleaning
  • Dimensions: 3″ L x 1.89″ W x 3.75″ H

In-line strainer. Uses include Commercial and Industrial Pumps, Agricultural Sprayers, Marine Raw Water Strainers, Sea Water Strainers, Home Water Treatment Systems, Drinking Water Pre-Filters, Floor Scrubbers, Car Washes, Medical Supply, Dental Supply

 

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The Bouncer Pro Inline Filter

Bouncer Pro - Inline Filter for Professional Brewers

Bouncer Pro – Inline Filter for Professional Brewers


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Inline Beer Filter for Professional Brewers
  • Filters out dry hops, fruit, yeast, etc during tank-ro-tank transfers or kegging to produce better tasting and clearer beer
  • Multiple units can be easily used in series (coarse then fine screens) or parallel (for faster flow rates)
  • Very easy to clean compared to frame and plate filters
  • Doubles as an infuser

Note from HBF: I contacted the manufacturer to ask what size the tri-clamps are on this and I was told they are 1.5″

Bouncer Pro – Inline Filter for Professional Brewers


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MoreBeer Plate Filter Setup – $39.99! + Free Shipping, Limited Supply + Hands On Review

Beer Filter - Plate Filter FIL45

Beer and Wine Plate Filter Kit from MoreBeer.  Check out my Hands on Review of this great setup.

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Filter beer like the pros, only on a smaller scale. Most small breweries and wineries use a large plate filter system to achieve clear beer or wine. Now you can do the same at home. Our new plate filter has a larger surface area, which means more yeast and particulate extraction.

Each filtering session requires two filter pads at a time, and each pad must be the same micron to work. The product is pushed into the housing at 5 PSI and passes on either side of the plate filter housing, then gets forced through the filter pads to the center, where it is pushed out into your awaiting collection vessel, such as a keg or tank.

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $39.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

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Beer and Wine Plate Filter Kit FIL45B

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Buon Vino Mini Jet – $169.99, Save $30 + free shipping

Buon Vino Mini Jet FIL20

Buon Vino Mini Jet via MoreBeer

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This compact filter is designed for the home wine maker who is filtering 5-10 gallons at a time. Perfect for filtering wine concentrate kits. There is a small built in Flojet pump (self-priming, diaphragm pump) that can be used for racking from container to the next by bypassing the filter pads. You will not want to filter wine which contains solids such as stems or oak chips. This will clog the pump and void the warranty.

Takes three pads to load this filter. Does not come with filter pads.

The intake and outtake tubes are 3/8″ and the drip tray tube is 1/4″.

 

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Buon Vino Mini Jet FIL20

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Buon Vino Mini Jet Filter

Buon Vino Mini Jet Filter

Buon Vino Mini Jet Filter

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  • Electric pump and motor
  • Self priming
  • Filters 20 liters of wine in 15 minutes
  • Built in drip tray

Self priming electric pump and motor with built-in drip tray and drainage tube. Filters approx. 20 liters of wine in 15 minutes. Each. The mini-jet is an electric unit that filters up to 10 gallons of beer or wine at a time. A return catch hose means no waste or mess. Three different Filter pads available, coarse, fine and sterile.

 

Buon Vino Mini Jet Filter


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3/8″ Hose Barb In-Line Strainer w/stainless filter screen [filter from the fermenter]

3/8" Hose Barb In-Line Strainer with 50 mesh stainless steel filter screen

3/8″ Hose Barb In-Line Strainer with 50 mesh stainless steel filter screen by Vacmotion Inc

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Easy installation with hose barb fittings
  • 50 mesh stainless steel filter screen (50 wires per square inch)
  • Clear filter bowl to see when screen needs cleaning
  • Simple twist off bowl means easy dis-assembly for cleaning
  • Dimensions: 3″ L x 1.89″ W x 3.75″ H

In-line strainer. Uses include Commercial and Industrial Pumps, Agricultural Sprayers, Marine Raw Water Strainers, Sea Water Strainers, Home Water Treatment Systems, Drinking Water Pre-Filters, Floor Scrubbers, Car Washes, Medical Supply, Dental Supply

 

What are others saying?  Search review of this product for “brew”

3/8″ Hose Barb In-Line Strainer with 50 mesh stainless steel filter screen


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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.