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Posted in thread: This can't be right!! Efficiency? on 01-08-2013 at 12:32 AM
I plugged your recipe into BeerSmith and came up with much lower numbers. Assuming 80%
efficiency, your OG was only 1.051 and FG of 1.011.
Posted in thread: Best value Grain Mills on 01-04-2013 at 11:50 PM
How do you know how fast the drill is turning?The heavy duty drill I have is a variable speed,
from 0-500 rpms. Since this drill is torque monster, I'm assuming the load of milling the grain
Posted in thread: 1st All Grain this weekend! on 01-04-2013 at 08:30 PM
Use a good brewing software like BeerSmith... makes your brew day much less complicated.
Posted in thread: Extract brewing: does everyone buy kits or does anyone buy the materials separate? on 01-04-2013 at 08:24 PM
My experience with kits were mixed. I made some good beers and some ok beers. The kits I once
purchased sat on the shelves for who knows how long. The hops and yeast were not kept
refrigerated. That c...
Posted in thread: Do I Need a Grain Mill on 01-01-2013 at 01:02 PM
I always crushed my grain at the LHBS, but hated waiting in line. Over time, the mill started
to breakdown and the quality of the crush deteriorated. My efficency suffered greatly. I
decided to purcha...
Posted in thread: Best value Grain Mills on 01-01-2013 at 12:46 PM
I purchased a Barley Crusher for around $120. I'm very happy with this mill. My efficiency has
increased 6-8% due to it's quality crush. Connected to a drill (500rpm's), I crush 20+ pounds
in just a f...
Posted in thread: first all grain today on 12-30-2012 at 07:12 PM
How was your crush... that could make a big difference in your efficentcy. There's nothing
wrong with extract brewing, but once you make the switch to AG you'll never go back (unless
time is an issue)...
Posted in thread: when to fly or batch on 12-30-2012 at 07:03 PM
I've only batch sparged once in 8 yrs of brewing and my efficiency suffered, so I went back to
fly-sparging. My setup for fly sparging results in an efficiency in the low 80's. I've read all
of the pr...
Posted in thread: What percentage of your beer is homebrew? on 12-02-2012 at 03:27 PM
95% of the beer I consume is my homebrew. I rarely buy commercial beer except for large family
get togethers or when I have dinner out.
Posted in thread: Sam's Club 5 gallons on 12-01-2012 at 11:42 PM
That's the identical cooler I use for my mash tun. I added the valve on the opposite side of
the spigot. The only issue I have... the side wall seems a little thin. I was worried the side