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Old 06-11-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Am currently running A cooler w a false bottom and I thought I had it dialed in with my equipment profiles in BS2 but my last IPA (1.070)filled the kettle .004 Low. My mash seems soupy ( single infusion with a mash off raise) and I noticed I have allot of liquid left after kettle full. 1/2 to 1 gallon after the mot is drained.

What am I doing wrong?

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Old 06-11-2012, 12:33 PM   #2
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Am currently running A cooler w a false bottom and I thought I had it dialed in with my equipment profiles in BS2 but my last IPA (1.070)filled the kettle .004 Low. My mash seems soupy ( single infusion with a mash off raise) and I noticed I have allot of liquid left after kettle full. 1/2 to 1 gallon after the mot is drained.

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Do you have a tube that is attached to the valve of your MLT as you drain into the BK? If you don't, then that might cause you to leave more liquid in your MLT.
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It sounds like you simply used too much mash or sparge water. That would also account for the efficiency loss as well.

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Do you have a tube that is attached to the valve of your MLT as you drain into the BK? If you don't, then that might cause you to leave more liquid in your MLT.
That was my thought as well. Using a piece of tubing causes a siphon to suck the liquid out of the MLT.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:23 PM   #5
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I do use an 18-20" tubing to route to my BK from. A 3/8 hose barb on my ball valve. I'm thinking that the excess water is effecting my efficiency. I get kettle full ( for me, 7 gallons) and I could get another gallon of liquid out before the grain bed runs dry.

I think I need to find my grain absorption rate in my profile and tweak it down. I should be almost out of liquid when I hit kettle full, correct?

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You are not relaxing, you are worrying, and you are probably not having a homebrew.
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My mlt will not drain all the way unless I tilt it. Then I get all but a couple of cups and what the grain absorbed.

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It sounds like you simply used too much mash or sparge water. That would also account for the efficiency loss as well.
Thanks for putting it concisely; this supports my thinking.

I guess it's a Beer Smith 2 question at this point. I just wanted to know if there was a consensus on liquid being left in the mash tun at the end of the run off.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:03 PM   #9
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I'm stealing this for future threads.
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I'm thinking that the excess water is effecting my efficiency.
I doubt this unless you are fly sparging and the lowest liquid is dense wort that somehow doesn't get sucked up into the tube...The mash is mixed and fairly even in concentration throughout. What you leave behind should be close to the concentration of the last bit you DO get out of it.
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