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Old 01-28-2014, 10:08 PM   #21
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minderman has a good post to read

hydros are usually set at 60 or 68 degrees, find what yours is set at then check it, it should read 1.000 at one of those degrees

we need to find if that hydro is set right to see if we are even comparing apples to apples, understand

now about efficiency, are you saying that you suspect that you are getting bad efficiency because of grain grind?, OK
After we are sure we are able to trust your hydro, We want to see about
your grind,
I suggest we get 5 pounds of 2 row, pre ground, bring it home and do a mash, 1.5 qts to a pound at 150 degrees
after an hour sparge it to your normal style of spargeing, collect 6 gallons
take a reading of it at whatever your hydro is set for. then boil off a gallon and take another reading.
both readings make sure the temp of the sample is at the setting of your hydro

this will be your base line sample. all test need a base line so we now have just established what a commercial ground malt will do with your system

now we do the same with 5 pounds of 2 row that you ground

now we can compare apples to apples

And work on it from there

Do you understand ?

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Old 01-28-2014, 10:19 PM   #22
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Elysium, we are thousands of miles apart

so I am trying to make things as simple as possible

and I do not want to be doing correcting of readings, I want all readings done at the temp the hydro works at, that way we make no mistakes

I also want a base sample, a sample we know is an example we can refer back to all the time.

without these, we kind of are grasping for straws because we have nothing to refer to.

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Old 01-28-2014, 10:35 PM   #23
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Elysium, we are thousands of miles apart

so I am trying to make things as simple as possible

and I do not want to be doing correcting of readings, I want all readings done at the temp the hydro works at, that way we make no mistakes

I also want a base sample, a sample we know is an example we can refer back to all the time.

without these, we kind of are grasping for straws because we have nothing to refer to.
I'll work on these...I gotta get some sleep now. I cant really use my brain anymore.

Thanks a lot.
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:38 PM   #24
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I think the grav readings may be ok especially since he says they tracked what he got on his refractometer.

I suspect the volume measurements may be the issue. Especially if the ore boil was hot wort and post boil was chilled.

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