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Old 04-05-2012, 07:05 PM   #1
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I just did a batch today, I used 7.88 lbs 2 lbs of two row and 7 lbs of optic with 14oz of other grains. In my mash I lost 3quarts of water,that seems high. My absorption ratio was .381, what I have seen on other posts was that the range should be about .125 qt per lb any suggestions

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thats seems right to me .... i assumed i lost 1 gl per 10# so u have about 8# and lost .75 of a gl ?

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Old 04-05-2012, 07:43 PM   #3
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.125 qt per lb

0.125 gallons per pound
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0.125 gallons per pound
ok so im am under with my .1 per lb
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Thank's to all the replies. I guess I got it wrong with the .125 qt thing.

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http://hbd.org/cascade/dennybrew/

Here is a formula I used last time. I took his numbers and went with it turned out well.
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I just did a batch today, I used 7.88 lbs 2 lbs of two row and 7 lbs of optic with 14oz of other grains. In my mash I lost 3quarts of water,that seems high. My absorption ratio was .381, what I have seen on other posts was that the range should be about .125 qt per lb any suggestions
You had roughly 15.5 lbs of grain, so if you lost 3 quarts that's pretty dang good. That's only .048 gallons per lb. I lose about .1 gallons per lb (which is pretty normal).. So with all of this said; are you sure it was 3 quarts you lost or was it 3 gallons?
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You had roughly 15.5 lbs of grain, so if you lost 3 quarts that's pretty dang good. That's only .048 gallons per lb. I lose about .1 gallons per lb (which is pretty normal).. So with all of this said; are you sure it was 3 quarts you lost or was it 3 gallons?
I thought that at first too. But I think its 7.88# then he says what kind of grain and how much
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The numbers arent adding up. was it 7.88 pounds total or the sum of what you listed. If so that would be 9 Lbs 14 Oz and 3 qts loss would be good according to all I have read. Hope this helps.
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The numbers arent adding up. was it 7.88 pounds total or the sum of what you listed. If so that would be 9 Lbs 14 Oz and 3 qts loss would be good according to all I have read. Hope this helps.
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Im thinking he meant 5#optic. That plus 2# plus 14oz = 7.88?
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