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Old 04-22-2012, 07:56 PM   #11
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I will add in my agreement to others here. BMW crush has always given me higher efficiency than other brew shops.... Always been a great crush.

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Old 04-23-2012, 01:49 AM   #12
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i have one more batch to brew from them from a recent order, i hope i hit at least 70. Must just be me then

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Old 05-08-2012, 12:01 AM   #13
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my last 2 or 3 batches were terrible efficiency and also came from BMW. but on the other hand, i buy my grain exclusively from them because, historically, i have gotten better results from their crush than my lbhs.

i've blamed my recent poor results on changes in process and equipment. made a new manifold cause i was tired of vorlaufing for 10+ minutes and still seeing grain, but the new manifold is no better (straining through hop bag now to solve that). also started using beersmith, which has recommended strike temps that cause my mash to end up 5+ degrees to high :/

tl;dr: will continue to get my grain from bmw

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Old 05-08-2012, 12:47 AM   #14
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I have a barley crusher, but recently accidentally ordered my grains from bmw crushed. I got better efficiency with their crush than my own. Maybe I should seell my bc

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Old 05-08-2012, 02:52 AM   #15
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Were the beers all the same OG? You'll get lower efficiency with bigger grain bills unless you collect more and boil more. I've had a better crush with them than doing it myself (but I'm still tweaking).

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Old 05-08-2012, 03:16 AM   #16
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I brewed up an Arrogant Bastard clone that I purchased from Brewmaster's and the efficiency was 72.3%. I was pleased, the beer is fermenting aggressively and I'm expecting an awesome beer in a month.

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Old 05-08-2012, 03:27 AM   #17
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I've bought from these guys, hadn't noticed any problems. Beer tastes great. I'll buy again from them.

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Old 05-08-2012, 03:34 AM   #18
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BMW's crush has always been great. I used to average around 90% eff with their crush. Then, last year sometime, something changed (I think it was around the time they moved)-I still get great eff but more like 85% now. So their crush is still better than any other places I've tried.

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Old 11-14-2012, 09:27 PM   #19
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I am seeing lower efficiency from them for the first time-nothing has changed with my system and my volumes are spot on. None of these beeres were huge, but:
1.063 @ 75% efficiency was actually 1.058
1.059 @ 75% was 1.055
and 1.061 was 1.056
they also forgot some hops in the order I received today that I was planning to brew onto a slurry from a cream ale, but owrse htings have happened in my life, oh well...

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