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Posted in thread: High efficiency problem with a kit beer on 09-08-2014 at 07:53 PM
Sure enough, brewed today and ended up with a 72% efficiency. Had the OG come in right where it
needed to be. I guess the crush is the reason I have higher efficiency.
Posted in thread: High efficiency problem with a kit beer on 09-06-2014 at 03:55 PM
I figure with the 10% hit i should come in right on the high end of their gravity and probably
be ok. We'll see on Monday.
Posted in thread: High efficiency problem with a kit beer on 09-03-2014 at 05:50 PM
I believe most kits plan on an efficiency between 65-75%As you mention, I would be tempted to
leave the grain bill unchanged, and if I came in with higher than expected gravity just
increase your wate...
Posted in thread: High efficiency problem with a kit beer on 09-02-2014 at 09:11 PM
I have been brewing for awhile and have my AG system dialed in to stay in the high 80's for
efficiency most of the time. I just got an Oktoberfest Lager AG kit that has all the grain
mixed and crushed...
Posted in thread: Monster Mill 2 Crush? on 04-03-2013 at 06:59 PM
I use an old rectangular cooler with a CPVC manifold that is slotted on the bottom. I would get
between 70-80% efficiency depending on who crushed my grains. Last summer I bought a Barley
Posted in thread: Wort for starters on 03-19-2013 at 12:19 AM
freeze wort in single use size containers.to use:take out, defrost, boil 10 mi and voila-
basically free starter wort (I take second runnings instead of adding extra grains).Good idea,
then the wort w...
Posted in thread: Wort for starters on 03-19-2013 at 12:18 AM
Also, the hops provide a bit of a preservative.I took the wort before I started my boil and
added any hops to it.