All Buon Vino wine filters have been designed to use Original Buon Vino Filter Pads. Filter Pads are not all the same. They may be rated with specific micron sizes but they also must correspond to Flow Rate and Pressure applied to them by the pump. Buon Vino Filter Pads are a commercial grade quality filter and are specific to the Flow Rates and Pressures applied by the pump on the Buon Vino Filter Machines, providing you with the best filtration possible.
All Filter Pads inserted into the Buon Vino Filter Machine MUST be of the same grade.
For effective filtering, you cannot mix grades. Wine has different sizes of suspended particulate and will vary greatly depending on the type of wine produced. Buon Vino provides 3 grades of pads to remove specific micron-sized particulate corresponding to the need.
The #1 pads are Coarse Pads. (5 – 7 microns) They remove large particulate in a heavy wine, typically those heavy reds.
The #2 Pads are Polishing Pads (1.5 – 2.5 microns) and they remove medium to small particulate and adds brilliance to your wine.
The #3 pads are Sterile Pads (1 – .5 microns) very tight pads that remove very small particulate in your wine.
We strongly recommend that you filter with the #2 pad first before filtering with the # 3 pads.
Filtration is the last step in wine making, just as you take precautions while you are fermenting and preparing your wine, filtration also requires some basis of understanding. A young wine (30 days old) is not ready for FINE filtration. As per our instructions and wine making directions this is the racking and maturing stage for the wine.
These are some recommendations provided to the home wine maker by BUON VINO, to help you achieve better results in your wine making and filtering.