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Old 01-30-2008, 12:22 AM   #11
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Good thread. Anxious to see more replies.


.....Let me Explain. I just recently jumped from 62% Efficiency up to 78%, in one Brew Session. The different parameters were that I used a PH Balancer(With House water through a filter instead of Poland Spring), I used my new JSP AA Malt Mill(Been using my buddy's, who has been getting 83% from his), AND I SLOWED down my Batch sparge to about 1 quart every 4 minutes. I am anxious to brew this weekend as many here say that a slower batch sparge doesn't do anything to your Efficiancy numbers. Well, we'll find out this weekend as I wil do the same, take more meticulous Notes, and brew the same Batch the following weekend but I will let the Batch Sparge rip versus 1 quart every 4 minutes.
Great comments. The factors (ph and so forth) all play a huge role in sparge yields. If you want control you need to know your numbers.
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:24 AM   #12
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Cool thanks fellas... Ill look into the PH numbers for sure after this batch. About 30 min away so should find out soon

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Old 01-30-2008, 12:26 AM   #13
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One thing I did do was adjust my crush to hopefully get to a BE% 70. I think my crush wasn't fine enough before so that should help. Again see in 30 min

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Old 01-30-2008, 12:30 AM   #14
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Cool thanks fellas... Ill look into the PH numbers for sure after this batch. About 30 min away so should find out soon


If yu are looking for a PH Balancer for the future, check out PH 5.2 from the makers of Star Sans. This stuff is supposed to automatically adujust your PH, whether it is to low or high. Here's a link to a description...



http://pivo.northernbrewer.com/nbstore/action/search-do?searchTerm=PH+5.2&x=0&y=0
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:32 AM   #15
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sounds good to me... does it automatically! Yeah . I'll order some when the wife ain't looking

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sounds good to me... does it automatically! Yeah . I'll order some when the wife ain't looking


That's the stuff I used when I got my 16% jump in Efficiency. Granted, it was only one of the 3 different things I did that day, But I do think that it played a HUGE Role.
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One more thing Brau, Good Luck with the Brew Session!!!

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thanks man.. its almost done

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This is what im making:


Pale malt 2 row 7lbs
Crystal 45 1lb
carapils .5lbs
Victory .25 lbs

Goldings EK 60 .8 oz
Goldings EK 30 .5 oz
Goldings EK 1 .5 oz
Goldings EK Dry hop .25oz

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So How'd it come out Corporal?

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