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rgauthier20420 07-08-2013 03:23 PM

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Break this on Saturday over the weekend. First time using the new setup with pump and quick disconnects. Everything went very smoothly. Prior to doing that brew, I ran a couple tests on amount of loss in the kettle and all the seals were good. Didn't run a test for boil off though, so we boiled down to 8.5. I'm only getting around 65% efficiency for some reason, so we actually ended up at the 1.047 goal with this volume. Currently sitting in a temp controlled fridge at 60 degrees for a few weeks. I'll take a refractometer read around 2 weeks to make sure we are progressing as we should. I've attached a picture of the set up and also a picture of the sparge arm that is attached to the underside of the MT. With this, I just set the correct flow rate with the valve on my pump and can walk away for the whole thing (although you never really do). Oh, and I sparge for 90 minutes on this batch....not sure if that had anything to do with efficiency.


rgauthier20420 07-08-2013 03:23 PM

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Break this on Saturday over the weekend. First time using the new setup with pump and quick disconnects. Everything went very smoothly. Prior to doing that brew, I ran a couple tests on amount of loss in the kettle and all the seals were good. Didn't run a test for boil off though, so we boiled down to 8.5. I'm only getting around 65% efficiency for some reason, so we actually ended up at the 1.047 goal with this volume. Currently sitting in a temp controlled fridge at 60 degrees for a few weeks. I'll take a refractometer read around 2 weeks to make sure we are progressing as we should. I've attached a picture of the set up and also a picture of the sparge arm that is attached to the underside of the MT. With this, I just set the correct flow rate with the valve on my pump and can walk away for the whole thing (although you never really do). Oh, and I sparge for 90 minutes on this batch....not sure if that had anything to do with efficiency.



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