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  • Posted in thread: Yes, another thread about how to increase efficiency on 01-06-2015 at 01:36 AM
    Wow, thanks everybody for the great replies.I'll try to summarize (and answer some
    questions):1. My predicted OGs are in the .040 - .060 range. My pre-boil effs do not seem to
    correlate that well to t...

  • Posted in thread: Yes, another thread about how to increase efficiency on 01-05-2015 at 06:32 PM
    Yes, I'm using brewersfriend, pretty happy with it. Its "All Grain OG, FG, ABV Calculator" for
    the brew I did on Saturday shows that my pre-boil eff was 70%, given my grain bill + my volume
    of wort in...

  • Posted in thread: Yes, another thread about how to increase efficiency on 01-05-2015 at 05:33 PM
    I knew I'd forget something...I crush grains at the LBHS, and having been burned before, I now
    pass all grains through the mill twice. Inspection tells me that the crush seems fine (though
    I'm no griz...

  • Posted in thread: Yes, another thread about how to increase efficiency on 01-05-2015 at 04:43 PM
    Note: I'm specifically referring to "Pre-Boil Efficiency" as defined here: believe that I am
    not getting the sugars out of my grain bill, during mashing, that I think I should. I went back
    for my la...

  • Posted in thread: Why is my attenuation so poor / variable? on 01-21-2014 at 01:34 AM
    Thanks all for the replies.I hadn't considered my thermometer being off -- it's a fairly cheap
    digital instant read, for home kitchen use. I wonder if I've just been mashing too darn hot all
    these bre...

  • Posted in thread: Why is my attenuation so poor / variable? on 01-17-2014 at 09:34 PM
    I keep a spreadsheet of all my brews, and I just added a column for yeast attenuation, based on
    the Looking at it, I see some (seemingly) surprisingly low attenuation values: WLP 001: 72%
    (OG: 70; F...

  • Posted in thread: 1.086 OG - Secondary Needed? on 01-08-2014 at 04:48 AM
    I've only been brewing for a couple of years, but I've found that racking to secondary means I
    get cleaner final beers. I know, I've read all the "it'll all clean up just fine in primary"
    posts, but m...

  • Posted in thread: First "dunk sparge" = 85.6% efficiency on 01-06-2014 at 09:13 PM
    Sorry if this is obvious, but the 85.6% efficiency -- what type of efficiency? Pre-boil? Total
    brewhouse?I've always just calculated my total BH eff, and it's typically in the 60-65% range.
    I just ran...

  • Posted in thread: Check FG or wait? on 01-06-2014 at 09:02 PM
    You should wait.The best advice I've gotten on this forum is that patience is a virtue for a
    homebrewer.Also FWIW, I typically get ZERO airlock activity in my fermentor (sometimes I'll get
    a bubble or...

  • Posted in thread: Highish FG: Wait, or bottle? on 12-18-2013 at 06:51 PM
    Thanks for the replies.More data: I mashed at 151F for 75 min. Volume into fermenter: 3.2 gal.
    WLP300 yeast. Grain bill:German pilsner: 2.5#Wheat malt: 4#Munich: 0.3#Caramunich: 0.3#Brew day
    was fine,...

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