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Old 05-07-2007, 08:51 PM   #1
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I am wondering how you guys calculate your mash efficiency? I mean if you use a hydrometer after the mash/sparge the wort is still around 140F what is the correction used for this high of a temp I found a chart in John Palmers book but it only goes to 120F. I don’t want to wait for it to cool as I am ready to begin the boil at this point.

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I use the calculator in Promash to adjust my hydrometer readings. Beersmith has one as well.

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I use a refractometer. No need to let it cool.

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Just cool the sample in some running water in your sink. Takes all of about 2 minutes.

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Just cool the sample in some running water in your sink. Takes all of about 2 minutes.
Wow sometimes we really over think things. This is a great suggestion!
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roughly +14

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Keep in mind too that hydrometers are more accurate the closer they are to calibrated temperature. So cooling that sample down is best.

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