Originally Posted by helibrewer
I see the Marris Otter was a 5.5 gallon batch, how were your efficiencies comparing the two mashes?
Using Beer Calculus:
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Beer Calculus predicted the Marris Otter batch at a FG of 1.017 from a starting gravity of 1.061. set at 75% efficiency.
Beer Calculus predicted the Vienna batch predicted at a FG of 1.016 from a starting gravity of 1.058 set at 75% efficiency.
I was a little higher on both of those OG's post boil.
Looking at my log I pitched the MO batch at 77F and the Vienna batch at 69F. Both times the bucket was sitting in a water bath with ice around around it and the temp was in the low 60's within a couple of hours. My fermentation room is about 65F and i keep a couple of ice packs in the cooler the first couple of days after active airlock activity starts.
I probably pitched a little more slurry/gallon of wort in the Vienna batch than the MO.