HBT 2015 Big Giveaway - This is it - Final Weekend to Enter!

Huge Supporting Membership Discounts - 20% Off - Final Weekend!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > I am an idiot
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-15-2010, 03:23 PM   #11
Reelale
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 17,736
Liked 1374 Times on 1332 Posts
Likes Given: 55

Default

IIRC, the hard boil would only drive off more water and concentrate the wort. But that would have reduced your volume too. If you use lbs. of grain x .36 /batch size = Max. efficiency and OG/ME = your efficiency, you got 93% and overshot your volume by 1 gallon! It's usually the other way around, you boil off until you hit your target OG. It's a mystery.... Are you confident that all of your measurements (weights, hydrometer) were accurate?
Reelale is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 03:28 PM   #12
OHIOSTEVE
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SIDNEY, ohio
Posts: 3,521
Liked 68 Times on 61 Posts
Likes Given: 45

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Reelale View Post
IIRC, the hard boil would only drive off more water and concentrate the wort. But that would have reduced your volume too. If you use lbs. of grain x .36 /batch size = Max. efficiency and OG/ME = your efficiency, you got 93% and overshot your volume by 1 gallon! It's usually the other way around, you boil off until you hit your target OG. It's a mystery.... Are you confident that all of your measurements (weights, hydrometer) were accurate?
yes, I even let the hydro sample set for a while to make sure bubbles were not affecting it. I have no clue what happened but everything looks good. I guess worse case scenario is I make beer lol.
I double sparged with 3 galons each and when I double sparge, my efficiency seems to go up a bit , and my mash was a bit thinner than I normally do, due to tryng to get 8 gallons into the pot.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikethepoolguy View Post
I started brewing 69 days ago, 35 gal so far. SWMBO hasnt complained yet! Better than the hookers, gambling, and crack I used to do, I guess.
BALDGUT BREWS
OHIOSTEVE is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2010, 03:36 PM   #13
Reelale
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 17,736
Liked 1374 Times on 1332 Posts
Likes Given: 55

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OHIOSTEVE View Post
I have no clue what happened but everything looks good. I guess worse case scenario is I make beer lol.
That's the main thing. I do love a good mystery though......
Reelale is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Am I an idiot? dubhdarra Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 04-22-2009 10:39 AM
Wow Im an Idiot! Please Help DtownRiot Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 12-22-2008 03:02 PM
This just in...I'm an idiot... prosnowsk8er Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 11-10-2007 03:00 PM
Im an Idiot Reverend JC Bottling/Kegging 6 10-22-2007 03:42 PM
Idiot-how do I fix this? brmdavis Extract Brewing 11 01-15-2007 07:41 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS