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Old 04-09-2009, 09:02 PM   #1
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Quick simple calculation question...

Is brewhouse efficiency the same thing as apparent attenuation (ie (OG-FG)/OG)?

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Old 04-09-2009, 09:03 PM   #2
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No, efficiency has to do with the mash when doing all-grain brewing. Attenuation is its own thing

 
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:19 PM   #3
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No, efficiency has to do with the mash when doing all-grain brewing. Attenuation is its own thing
Weeeeeelllll, to be specific "Brewhouse Efficiency" has more to do with how well you have met your target post boil gravity and volume. To be sure, "Mash Efficiency" has some interplay there but still. Even they are different terms and figures.

Maybe we should start calling Apparent Attenuation "Fermenter Efficiency" to REALLY muck it all up eh? Then we could get really absurd and correlate terminal gravity and angels shares to a "Cellarhouse Efficiency".

 
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:29 PM   #4
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What is your formula to calculate brewhouse efficiency?
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Secondary: Sorachi Ace IPA
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:31 PM   #5
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Never mind I have figured out my own mistake!!! Thanks for the clarification.
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Secondary: Sorachi Ace IPA
Bottled: Dark Lord Clone Imperial Stout, Winter 2010 Spiced Ale Ambassador Brown Ale, Michigan Berry pLambic
Kegged: Old Woodward ESB, Strawberry Blonde
On Deck: Honey brown ale, dry stout

 
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