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Old 07-10-2006, 11:27 PM   #1
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I'm currently getting 55% to 65%, I feel like this is low... what is expected from Single Infusions?

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Old 07-10-2006, 11:30 PM   #2
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I get 75%-80% on my infusions. Personally, I think the biggest factor in efficiency is how your grain is crushed, and how fine of a crush your lauter tun can handle.

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Old 07-11-2006, 01:25 AM   #3
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I get about 85% according to promash. It used to be about 75% before I did a mash out, and adjusted the sparge water temperature so that the sparge was conducted at approx. 168. (I fly sparge.)


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Old 07-11-2006, 01:50 AM   #4
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I'm at about 55-65%. My malt is inexpensive, so I just throw more malt at it. I get about 2.07 lbs malt per degree of plato currently.

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Old 07-11-2006, 11:17 AM   #5
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Mine jumps between 65 and 75. Making sure your sparge water is at the right temp and sparging slowly can make a difference. Most people here have said that a finer crush makes a big difference. You could also try a longer mash.

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