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Posted in thread: Pre-boil vs Final Gravity on 03-09-2014 at 05:45 PM
Temperature is one possible cause. I never rely on temperature corrections if the temp is >
100F.Another possible cause is stratification. You pre-boil wort needs to be mixed really well
Posted in thread: Yet, another efficiency issue thread. on 03-09-2014 at 05:39 PM
I didn't do mash out because I read it is only used to "stop" the mash process. But since it's
something I haven't tried yet, I'll take it a shot for my next brew.On a side note, my reading
at the end...
Posted in thread: Yet, another efficiency issue thread. on 03-09-2014 at 03:09 AM
My bad, I wrote 5,5 pounds, while in fact it is 5,95 lbs. (blame it on the kg/lbs
convertion)ppg = 2,9 gal. * 50 / 5.95 lbs = 24 ppgAs for the grain, the owner of the mill did
have a long speach (abou...
Posted in thread: Yet, another efficiency issue thread. on 03-08-2014 at 04:48 PM
The only thing that I can see wrong with your figures is the calculation of your efficiency at
~60%.I calculate it to be ~70%5.5 # grain at 37.5 ppg gives you 206 points.Dividing 206 points
by 2.9 gal...
Posted in thread: OG level lower than what beer smith says on 03-07-2014 at 03:41 AM
What size batch are you brewing?You specify 14 lbs grain and 3 gallons strike water, then 3
gallons sparge water. After accounting for grain absorption, this would only deliver about 4.3
gallons wort ...
Posted in thread: Large calculation differences between Brewing Classic Styles and BeerSmith on 02-26-2014 at 03:13 AM
Interesting. I wonder why there is the difference in treatment by Jamil in BCS and by
BeerSmith? Beersmith accounts for very nominal increases in OG due to steeping grain, while
Jamil assumes that the...
Posted in thread: Crushed my grain 5 days ago...... on 01-30-2014 at 01:15 AM
5 days should be fine.-a.
Posted in thread: FG Check on 01-18-2014 at 12:41 AM
Did your hydrometer come inside a plastic tube? The plastic tube becomes your sample holder. Do
not put your sample back into the fermentor. Drink it to see how your brew is coming along.If I
use the ...
Posted in thread: Small Grain Bills on 01-16-2014 at 11:03 PM
On my system, it's about 1.045. Greater than 1.050, I just sparge till I've collected the
required volume. 1.045 and below, I check the runnings every couple of minutes, and stop when
it gets down to ...
Posted in thread: Water absorption on 01-07-2014 at 09:41 PM
According to Beersmith and Promash it is 0.12 gallons per lb.-a.