Originally Posted by Dude
For efficiency, check your crush. With that mash pad and false bottom, you should be close to 80% even with a batch sparge. Try stopping the flow halfway through the batch sparge, stir, and recirculate again. Your efficiency will rise 5 points.
For some reason, I can get 78-80% efficiency with my Corona
mill, but when I crush my grain at our LHBS (which Walker and I obviously share) I always get around 70%. No idea why...I would say crush, but I know the Kaiser used to get really good efficiency from that mill.
Maybe I need to just break down and by a grownup mill for my Christmas present...