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Old 10-26-2008, 05:02 PM   #1
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I'm in the middle of my first mini mash. I tried the BYO Countertop method. I hit my temps pretty well. I added my LME alcohol booster to my wort and got very little foaming. Is this any indication of poor efficiency in my mashing?

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Old 10-26-2008, 05:57 PM   #2
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I wouldn't imagine that there is any correlation between foam and efficiency. Either way you should be fine, on a countertop mini-mash ala BYO the fermentables are still almost entirely from LME, so your good to go even with a poor efficiency.

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You can calculate your efficiency by using a formula if you know your volumes of pre and/or post boil worts and the amount and type of grains mashed plus the amounts of extract used and the gravity of either pre or post boil wort.

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Mini-mashes are used to freshen and add speciality flavors to the brew. Foam / Hot break / cold break really has nothing to do with it.
It will turn out great,

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Old 10-27-2008, 11:39 PM   #5
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Checked it this afternoon and it's bubbling away

Thanks for all the help and advice!

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