First All Grain Complete - Need Help Understanding Efficiency
I know this is a common question, but I couldn’t find a thread that helped me understand my situation any better.
I brewed Edwort’s Haus Pale Ale as my first all grain attempt last weekend.
The vitals are as follows:
- 8 lb 2 row
- 2 lb Vienna
- 0.5 lb Crystal 10
- 5.5 Gallon batch size
- OG – 1.051
- FG – 1.011
- Batch sparge
The info I collected while brewing is as follows:
First runnings collected were approx 3.75 gallons. After second runnings, I had a total volume of about 6.5 gallons. The pre boil gravity was about 1.03 (temp was b/w 80 and 90 degrees if I remember right).
My OG at 75 degrees was 1.046 and I collected 5.25 gallons of wort in the primary.
When I plug these values into Beersmith (which I don’t fully understand yet), I get measured efficiency of 60.3% and estimated mash efficiency of 79.5%.
So, what does all of this mean and should I be doing anything different?
I’m hoping to brew again this weekend and wonder if changes need to be made. I’m not sure that I understand mash efficiency vs measured efficiency vs total efficiency.
Thanks for any insight. I know my post is long and confusing.