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Old 04-15-2010, 03:23 PM   #11
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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?

 
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:28 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:36 PM   #13
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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......

 
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