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Old 06-16-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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Default Efficiency with honey

I'm having a hard time working out what my efficiency was because of the addition of honey. I did my first all grain and as far as I can tell I think I did well.

Here is the recipe(please note it was 4 gallons final volume as intended):
http://hopville.com/recipe/1442295/blonde-ale-recipes/sweet-honey-wheat---all-grain-4-gallons

I measured the OG pre boil and pre honey at 1.025

Then before pouring into the primary(after boil) I was at 1.050 with the addition of honey.

So when do I calculate efficiency without accounting for the honey addition?


I also learned that I should just pour the honey straight into the primary(instead of at flame out) because I did end up with what seemed like a bit of it mixed in with the trub when I cleaned my pot. It was a lot jumping into my first all grain with my own recipe and BIAB setup. Also lit my bag on fire a bit and broke a candy thermometer. Fun day.



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Old 06-17-2012, 02:40 AM   #2
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You calculate it using that 1.025 reading for whatever volume you had pre-boil.



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Old 06-17-2012, 11:45 AM   #3
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Knowing the amount is 1.6 gallons, what formula or online calculator do I use?

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The March-April issue of BYO magazine covered this exact subject, including all the calcs and adding some maltodextrine as the honey tends to dry the beer out.

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Old 06-17-2012, 06:10 PM   #5
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Could you link me or post an excerpt?

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Can anyone help me with the initial question? I keep googling things and not getting a real answer. Thanks

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http://www.brewersfriend.com/brewhouse-efficiency/
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Does that look like I used it correctly? I'd be amazed if I had an 88% efficiency on my first BIAB.
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You boiled off 2.8 gallons? If 6.8 is actually the correct volume, then yes you're using the tool properly.

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Well I lost 2.8 gallons to the grains, boil off, and trub. When is the correct time to measure the wort for efficiency? Before the boil or after?



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