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RobertHSmith 12-27-2008 02:43 AM

What % Efficiency do you get batch sparging
As I have been refining my batch sparge technique, I have been getting better and better efficency. My last 6 gallons came out with 88% efficency. I have typically gotten with in a couple of points of 80 %, but never this high. Which got me thinking:

What efficiencies do other the batch spargers on this board get?

bluesman88 12-27-2008 02:48 AM

I usually get 70-75%. I could probably make some adjustments to get that higher which I probably will someday, but for now I'm making real good beer and happy where I'm at with regards to efficiency.

surfbrewer 12-27-2008 03:26 AM

Usually 85%+.

DrinksWellWithOthers 12-27-2008 05:39 AM

75%-85% depending on which malt and who crushes it. I just got a BC so I hope I can get a more consistent efficiency.

RayInUT 12-27-2008 08:15 AM

I just brewed a pale ale with 9 lbs. of Maris Otter, one pound of British Crisp, and one pound of American Two Row (they ran out of Maris Otter) and ended up with an OG of 68. I think that is an 83.5% efficiency. If so, that is the best I've ever done. Does that math sound right? It is a five gallon batch.

Csuho 12-27-2008 01:12 PM

54-75 i still haven't nailed down a solid process nor a solid crush. should be able to get the crush in line very soon as i am gettin a custom built mill here soon. as for the process i think i know what i need to do but i want to see a few others brew be4 i make any drastic changes.

Kilgore_Trout 12-27-2008 01:22 PM

I've only done a few all grain batches so far, my first one was 60% eff but since then they've all been 75%-ish.

I just got a barley crusher for x-mas so I should be able to hit at least 80%

stevehaun 12-27-2008 01:25 PM

I used to get 80-85% mash efficiency using my non-adjustable schmidling malt mill. I then bought a monster mill and backed off my crush to 0.046 in an effort to get better flow thru my herms coil (and better temp control). It worked quite well but my efficiency fell to 75-80%. To me, this has been a good compromise.

big supper 12-27-2008 01:28 PM

Usually 70-73. I am not too concerned about going higher. I care more about the consistancy than being able to save a dollar per batch!

RobertHSmith 12-27-2008 04:04 PM

For comparison, I use a barley crusher at the factory setting. 10 gallon igloo water cooler mashtun. I ususally try to do everything in 2 batches.

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