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Posted in thread: Efficeincy Help on 12-09-2014 at 08:59 PM
He's since changed his usual MLT to a more efficiency and effective design that doesn't present
this problem.What did he change from/to?
Posted in thread: Efficeincy Help on 12-09-2014 at 08:52 PM
But with batch sparging, there is no reason at all to slow down the draining. A quick runoff of
both the mash and sparge runnings will not reduce efficiency at all.That was my understanding,
so I just...
Posted in thread: Efficeincy Help on 12-09-2014 at 01:44 AM
Stir? I've stirred hard and long. Once even with a 5g paint stirrer attached to a drill, to the
point that I was worried I beating up the grain. No noticeable improvement.I normally use a big
Posted in thread: Efficeincy Help on 12-08-2014 at 11:32 PM
I mashed at 1.3qt/lb and got first runnings of 1.084. Per Kaiser's table, this is pretty close
what I should expect, right? So I really don't think it is a crush/mash problem. Something is
off with my...
Posted in thread: Efficeincy Help on 12-08-2014 at 01:45 PM
48 qt Coleman cooler for an MLT. Not sure how much water was above grain bed after it settled--
maybe 3-4 inches? Mash started at 153 and finished at 151.
Posted in thread: Efficeincy Help on 12-08-2014 at 01:20 AM
Yes, I sparge to my boil volume-- 6.25g for a 5g batch (I shoot for 5.25 into fermenter). My
buddy does 10g batches, but boils off at roughly the same rate. He tells me his second runnings
are around ...
Posted in thread: Efficeincy Help on 12-08-2014 at 12:34 AM
Will do on the crush pic, but it looks a lot like what I see here as a decent crush. I stir
well and have tried the double batch sparge several times. It never resulted in any meaningful
Posted in thread: Efficeincy Help on 12-07-2014 at 11:48 PM
Thanks. I put 5g of 1.071 wort into the fermenter. Recipe was calculated at 68% and to put
5.25g into the fermenter (to allow for trub), but I boiled off a little extra (and undershot my
Posted in thread: Efficeincy Help on 12-07-2014 at 11:17 PM
I am flummoxed by my consistently low efficiency-- 60-65% after 40 or so AG batches. So I'm
here for some suggestions. I've read the sticky, and have tried all thicknesses of mashes, long
Posted in thread: Am I killing my efficiency... on 05-26-2013 at 02:51 AM
How long are you mashing for? I jumped significantly going to a 90 mash using grains crushed by
AHBS. Last one was at 83% for pre-boil efficiency.60 minutes. I am beginning to think I have a