Originally Posted by bullrider4
As usual, prompt and courteous...
Awww shucks. I'm blushing.
But.........did I answer the question?
We all talk about efficiency. That's important, of course. But, to my mind it's much more relaxing to improve your technique to make the best beer you can and then accept what you have. If it means buying another 2 pounds of malt to get to the desired OG, then so be it. It does NOT mean that you are a better brewer if your efficiency is 89% and mine is 70%. It is simply the number that your equipment can give you. Not a reflection of ability or quality!