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Old 12-21-2011, 04:42 PM   #1
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Default How many all grain brewers don't measure efficiency?

I was wondering if I'm in the minority of All Grain brewers who don't measure my efficiency or if there are more of us out there!

I BIAB 5 gallon batches. I took all my measurements on my first attempt and was shocked at how high my efficiency was ~89%.

Since then I haven't measured efficiency and haven't had a bad brew.

Are there others out there like me, or am I just lazy?

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Old 12-21-2011, 04:44 PM   #2
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zero, (my mistake I had no idea there were people who don't measure efficiency)

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I maintain an 82-84% efficiency with my BIAB rig so that is the number i use to build my recipes but i still measure efficiency every time just to verify my process.

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I don't as long as I am close to the OG I'm a happy camper.

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Old 12-21-2011, 05:36 PM   #5
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zero, (my mistake I had no idea there were people who don't measure efficiency)
You're wrong Double D... your number should be 1 because of THIS GUY!!!
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:38 PM   #6
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I guess I don't measure because no matter what... I WILL drink it!

That and I trust the process.

I will only measure if I'm doing something new or different with my process.

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Old 12-21-2011, 05:45 PM   #7
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I measure mine randomly at best.

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I calculate efficiency for every batch I brew.

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Old 12-21-2011, 05:55 PM   #9
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I do once in a while. I can guess my efficiency pretty good by the OG though.

If I kept notes and took measurements as often as I should, I shold be able to go back and calculate efficiency easy enough. I just don't measure everything and write notes like I should.

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I might if I had a refractometer, but I don't. I usually calculate it after the fact, but I don't bother to take any readings or adjust during the process.

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