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Posted in thread: Converting recipes for efficiency - which method do you use? on 11-14-2009 at 02:37 PM
ouch.... my head hurts already.... :mug: ... cheers!! :)
Posted in thread: Jumped to 79% efficiency...some tips on 11-14-2009 at 01:07 PM
Why should we be concerned with disturbing the grain bed during recirculation? I understand why
during sparging - you want to "push" the sugary wort downward and if you pour big glugs of
sparge water ...
Posted in thread: Converting recipes for efficiency - which method do you use? on 11-14-2009 at 12:53 PM
here is one more example.... If you were to brew a Scottish ale 60/-, 70/-, and an 80/-, would
you change the ratio of the base malt and the specialty grains to maintain style or just the
Posted in thread: Help with efficiency on 11-14-2009 at 12:41 PM
flyguy, I have never fly sparged, I double batch sparge in order to rinse the sugar from the
grain more quickly. I used to do a single sparge but saw my efficiency go up by dividing the
amount of spar...
Posted in thread: Help with efficiency on 11-14-2009 at 01:33 AM
If you are using a refractometer there is no excuse for not hitting your OG....One way to
figure efficiency is to keep collecting wort until you have hit your preboil OG...Your preboil
OG will be unde...
Posted in thread: Converting recipes for efficiency - which method do you use? on 11-14-2009 at 01:11 AM
your question deals with matching efficiency.....In order to match efficiency you are dealing
with gravity....not flavor....In order to match efficiency you are talking about minute
differences in bas...
Posted in thread: How's this all grain kit look to you guys? on 11-14-2009 at 12:59 AM
+1 to calibrewin..... this is overkill and underutilized.... Using a double batch sparge on 5
gallon mash tuns yields +80% efficiencies because you are just rinsing sugars from small
Posted in thread: Jumped to 79% efficiency...some tips on 11-14-2009 at 12:47 AM
a double crush will definitely give you better efficiency. The finer your crush the better your
efficiency will become. The only limit to your fine crushes is the possibiity of stuck sparges
Posted in thread: Jumped to 79% efficiency...some tips on 11-14-2009 at 12:44 AM
Hi! I'm new to all grain brewing, brewed about 4 so far, first was 56% efficiency and the one I
just brewed, an Oatmeal Stout, jumped to 79%. I thought I would give those who are just
starting out lik...
Posted in thread: First Time Building Water on 11-14-2009 at 12:31 AM
Bamforth believes that mash pH is most of the story (specifically that there is no evidence
that chloride and sulfate are important).Palmer, Daniels and Mosher believe that mash pH and
also chloride t...