Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > What a difference a crush makes!!!!
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-23-2007, 04:32 AM   #1
CBBaron
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CBBaron's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 2,787
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts

Default What a difference a crush makes!!!!

I did my first brew using my new Barley Crusher. Previously I had been buying precrushed grains and had been getting 63-68% efficiency. Today I got about 84% efficiency with the default settings on the crusher.

The good news is I got slightly more beer at a higher gravity than planned. The bad news is this decreased my bitterness and increased my gravity outside of my target. It was supposed to be a Red Rocket clone based on the recipe from the Jamil Show but it ended over 10 points high on the gravity and Beersmith estimates my IBUs to be about 8 points low. I'm guessing it will still be a good beer but it may end up a little sweet as I have a 1.080 OG beer that I mashed at 155F.

Craig Baker

__________________
CBBaron is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-23-2007, 04:38 AM   #2
Iordz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 959
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Nice! I just got my crankenstien, can't wait to try it out!

__________________
Iordz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-23-2007, 04:46 AM   #3
Ó Flannagáin
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Wichita Falls, Tx
Posts: 3,026
Liked 16 Times on 11 Posts

Default

I hear you, I use a corona, but as soon as I started crushing my own I was getting 75%+ everytime.

__________________
Ó Flannagáin is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oh what a difference the crush makes bottle-o-jeff All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 19 05-13-2009 12:37 PM
What a difference just a week makes! Dionysos911 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 03-10-2009 09:43 PM
Wow.. what a difference a hour makes! BADS197 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 09-03-2008 10:26 PM
Taste...what makes the most difference? TwoHeadsBrewing General Techniques 6 04-19-2008 03:06 AM
Two weeks makes a big difference. tbone Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 06-02-2007 12:21 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS