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Old 02-17-2007, 05:50 PM   #1
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Default Wow - Efficiency improved with new crush

I'm brewing a batch of Haus Pale today and my Barley Crusher is no longer a virgin. I just put 7 gallons on to boil and the OG is 1.028 at 143 degrees which is 1.045 corrected. The best preboil OG for this batch was 1.040 when grains were crushed at AHBS.

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2# Vienna
1/2# Crystal 10L

Any take on the efficiency? I'm going to have to recalculate the grain bill if I reproduce this again as it will be a bit too heavy for a session beer.

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Old 02-17-2007, 06:05 PM   #2
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BeerSmith says 83% in to the boiler. Nice Job man, I couldn't find my hydrometer on my last batch when I crushed with my crankandstein. If it was anything like yours I will be happy.

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Cool. My finished O.G. in the fermenter is 1.053, a bit large for the beer, but it should be interesting how it turns out.

It's going to be about 5.6% if it finishes out at 1.011 like the previous batches. Yeah baby!

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Congrats that is awesome! Dont ya love it when you have excess sugars (alcohol) ???

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Yeah! Results from crushing your own. Pretty cool!
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I hope to get a crusher sometime soon, I am starting to be the resident AG instructor at my church, so I need to upgrade. What sort of mill do you have?!

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SWMBO gave me a Barley Crusher with the 15 lb. hopper for Christmas. I am a lucky man!

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I need to get a crusher. The LHBS has two crushers and they freak if you forget and run dark grains through the "pure" crusher.

[Doesn't help you need to be 6'6" to pour the grains in it!]

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Cool. My finished O.G. in the fermenter is 1.053, a bit large for the beer, but it should be interesting how it turns out.

It's going to be about 5.6% if it finishes out at 1.011 like the previous batches. Yeah baby!
Hi Ed
I tried copying your Haus brew for one of my first AGs (done on tuesday night). With being a newbie and living in the UK (imperal measures) i over compensated with the conversions to take into account low newbie efficencies.
Anyway i must have had a bit of beginners luck with the efficency because i hit the same high SG 1052-1053, this morning it had hit 1010. So much for the session house beer, on the plus side i sneaked a sample at 4days old and it tastes like i could drink a gallon (for those from the uk it was like badger champion ale without the elderflowers and not so sweet).
Already looking forward to supping this .
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Hi Ed
I tried copying your Haus brew for one of my first AGs (done on tuesday night). With being a newbie and living in the UK (imperal measures) i over compensated with the conversions to take into account low newbie efficencies.
Anyway i must have had a bit of beginners luck with the efficency because i hit the same high SG 1052-1053, this morning it had hit 1010. So much for the session house beer, on the plus side i sneaked a sample at 4days old and it tastes like i could drink a gallon (for those from the uk it was like badger champion ale without the elderflowers and not so sweet).
Already looking forward to supping this .
Congrats! It's a tasty brew! Just have patience with it. Mine aged on gas for over a month before it was moved to my kegerator.
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