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Old 03-17-2008, 06:33 PM   #21
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sorry....my original gravity reading was higher than anticipated. Root cause (I think...) was that I ended up short on my total volume...

I guess my confusion is what exactly the definition of "efficiency" is...? My layman's perception is essentially getting the most out of grains you are using based on a theoretical yield of the grain...

And....specific gravity is a convenient (or only...) method of collecting data to substantiate this measure?



Now I think we have ventured off the original intent of this post, but I am still interested if I am thinking of this correctly...

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Old 03-18-2008, 12:49 AM   #22
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I hope all my noob yammerings didn't drive everyone off the thread...

I honestly didn't mean to hi-jack your thread scott-fro...

Hope you got the answer to your initial questions...sorry....

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Old 03-18-2008, 04:04 AM   #23
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And....specific gravity is a convenient (or only...) method of collecting data to substantiate this measure?
It's the only way.
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sorry....my original gravity reading was higher than anticipated. Root cause (I think...) was that I ended up short on my total volume...
Volume is important to measure accurately. A wort that measures 1.045 at 5.5 gallons will be 1.050 at 5.0 gallons. I use the same bucket to measure my strike+mashout+sparge water and my collected runnings, so at least the measurements are consistent.
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