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Old 02-22-2014, 09:49 AM   #11
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Lots of good information. I am trying to do this as well, but I have not made it this far yet.

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Lots of good information. I am trying to do this as well, but I have not made it this far yet.

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Thanks!

I'll also add that my most recent batch with this (a 1.074 IPA) came out at 92% efficiency. Ridiculous. I overshot my gravity so much that I had to ADD water...and now I'm going to have an extra 1.5 gallons roughly of this stuff. The only change I made from my other post was that I sparged much more slowly. I believe the batch I mentioned in post on 1/26 was 78%...so wow.

Let me know if you or anyone else has any questions about my setup. Pretty simple now that I know what worked.
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I'll also add that my most recent batch with this (a 1.074 IPA) came out at 92% efficiency. Ridiculous. I overshot my gravity so much that I had to ADD water...and now I'm going to have an extra 1.5 gallons roughly of this stuff. The only change I made from my other post was that I sparged much more slowly. I believe the batch I mentioned in post on 1/26 was 78%...so wow.

Let me know if you or anyone else has any questions about my setup. Pretty simple now that I know what worked.
I was getting 83-85% consistently of first 3 batches and then something a simple as Crushing my own grain (or the fact that it came from another source) changed it to 70%.... adjusted crush and I hit 78% on last batch. These were also different recipes so..
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