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Old 07-30-2006, 07:39 PM   #1
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Default efficiency gurus, rate my wort.

I had

7 lbs of pilsener
4 lbs munich
1/2 lb german dark crystal
1/4 lb german medium crystal
1/4 lb german melanoidin

and came up exactly 5 gallons of wort with OG of 1.065 (temp corrected).

seems pretty good to me, especially since the grains were milled like 3 or 4 weeks ago or so...

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Old 07-30-2006, 09:37 PM   #2
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I get just short of 75%. Not bad! Just goes to show that pre-milled grain does not deteriorate as some would like to believe.

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Old 07-30-2006, 10:56 PM   #3
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Sounds like a nice Oktoberfest-Märzen!

I get 70%, which is pretty good IMO.

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Old 07-31-2006, 04:04 AM   #4
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I get just short of 75%. Not bad! Just goes to show that pre-milled grain does not deteriorate as some would like to believe.
When I have read about this deterioration here, I had thought that efficiency was not the deteriation that was being talked about.
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Same here, I thought it was taste deterioration.

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Same here, I thought it was taste deterioration.
Possibly so, but since taste doesn't seem to be affected either (according to my own experience) I think the old grain myth is busted.

BTW, we went to West microbrewery several times during our stay as well as many other great pubs.

Wonderful city you have !
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Try to do decoction, it should improve your efficiency to 80% range

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Possibly so, but since taste doesn't seem to be affected either (according to my own experience) I think the old grain myth is busted.

BTW, we went to West microbrewery several times during our stay as well as many other great pubs.

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Ah! Cool. They do some nice beers. Last time I went they had a great IPA. What other pubs did you visit?

I was over in Toronto in July and checked out some of the microbreweries there. Great time!
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Ah! Cool. They do some nice beers. Last time I went they had a great IPA. What other pubs did you visit?
Three Judges on Dumbarton Road in Partick was a favourite as well as the Pot Still downtown. There was another on George Square in a converted bank (can't remember the name) that featured a good selection of real ales.

We spent most of our time in the Bearsden area. There was a pub called Lock 27 right on the canal that certainly saw the inside of my wallet.........
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