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Old 05-04-2013, 01:22 AM   #1
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Okay I have created a nice recipe in beersmith.

Its a 6.0 gallon batch. I am shooting for 1.050 starting gravity.

I have my grains all set to get me exactly where I want.

My question is this.
Why when I look at volumes and enter in gravitys if I actually hit those numbers does it tell me I have a 63% effieciency? I set my eff to 68% because I am thinking thats what Ive been getting but maybe I just dont know how to properly calculate it.

I hit my mash temps and batch sparge. I have a nice rubbermaid cooler with false bottom it keeps heat nicely. I feel like I use alot of grain to get good numbers.

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Old 05-04-2013, 01:37 AM   #2
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usually it'll spit out the efficiency when you enter the "measured batch size" and "measured OG" in the design page.

I'd be surprised if you couldn't hit more than 70% with a good cooler and false bottom ....perhaps a sparging issue?


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