Originally Posted by david_42
Mash volume doesn't have much effect on the efficiency if you are mashing for 90 minutes. What was the OG?
my OG was 1.053, Beersmith estimated my OG at 1.055 and measured my mash efficiency at 75.8%
It finished a little high at 1.018 and Beersmith estimated 1.015. I write that off to using 2 packets of SA04 a full year beyond the expiration date on the packets. My inventory control (using oldest ingredients first) messed up there.
When I said the beer was thin I meant mouth feel.
I still would like my original question on grain absorption answered if anyone has an idea.