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Posted in thread: Persistently low efficiency! even with fly sparging on 03-31-2015 at 02:00 AM
So as a follow up - I brewed my last lager of the season this weekend and saw a HUGE jump in
efficiency to 85% - the most I've ever gotten at home. Thanks for all the tips. Here is what I
Posted in thread: Persistently low efficiency! even with fly sparging on 03-11-2015 at 04:38 PM
I'm not understanding why you don't measure your mash efficiency. That's where the rubber hits
the road. What are your losses? Do you whirlpool and subtract for trub losses?If I were you, I
would go b...
Posted in thread: Persistently low efficiency! even with fly sparging on 03-11-2015 at 03:19 AM
Have you tired going to some sort of recirculating mash system? Ever since I made my Mini
eHerms system my efficiency has shot up in the higher 80's. Since being able to keep my mash
temp and keep the...
Posted in thread: Persistently low efficiency! even with fly sparging on 03-11-2015 at 03:13 AM
As for correct volume vs correct OG... I'm not taking my preboil gravity so I dont get the bad
news until we hit the fermenter. Is it possible to do this without a refractometer? Is a
Posted in thread: Anyone doing multiple brews in a day? on 03-11-2015 at 02:57 AM
mashed using the first 8G water from immersion-chilling the first batch (which typically only
needs to be raised another 10F or so)Love this idea. Big time and energy saver, very creative.
Posted in thread: Too much foam from bottle? on 03-11-2015 at 02:50 AM
Its a very common bottle conditioning problem. It either means too much (or uneven) bottling
sugar or fermentation didnt fully complete until the beer made it into the bottle. My current
rule of thumb...
Posted in thread: Persistently low efficiency! even with fly sparging on 03-11-2015 at 02:26 AM
For the several years of all grain brewing I have consistently achieved efficiencies between
65-70% -- despite reading on this forum about people getting 75-80% on what seems like similar
systems. I d...
Posted in thread: Small boil pot problem on 03-11-2015 at 02:08 AM
I took the first runnings volume into one pot and the second runnings from sparge into the
other pot. Boiled them both for an hour and combined in the fermenter bucket...Should this pose
Posted in thread: Toasted malt gravity contribution? grist ratio? on 03-11-2015 at 02:02 AM
As a follow up - the answer appears to be that the toasted malt didnt contribute much gravity
at all... I WAY undershot my target OG. I dont have my own mill and so just cracked the grain
with a rolli...
Posted in thread: Make your own specialty grains. on 03-02-2015 at 03:59 AM
All sorts of specialty malts are available to buy online... I will be toasting some 2 row for a
toasted IPA this weekend. Planning to do it day-of due to scheduling constraints and a general