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Old 07-01-2007, 01:03 AM   #1
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Default Almost done with my first all grain adventure!

I made a Sierra Nevada clone and so far it seems to be doing pretty well. I was aiming for 7 gallons of water to boil down to 6, but I ended up with more like 7.5. My efficiency ended up being about 65% which I can live with for my first time out.

I did have a question on the mash/sparge and speed of draining. Mine came out really fast. My mash tun was finished draining in all of a couple minutes. Would I get better efficiency if I let it drain slower? That's just one thought that came to mind. I did hit all my temperatures right where I wanted them, so that part was good too.


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probably, but dont sweat it

congrats, and welcome to the club!


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probably, but dont sweat it

congrats, and welcome to the club!
I'll remember that for next time.

Thanks! I love it so far!
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I'll remember that for next time.

Thanks! I love it so far!

Oh, and remember to stir really well! gets you better efficiency if you're batch sparging.

I used to worry alot. The other day I did 3 batches in 6 hours without batting an eyelash. You'll get used to it. think making oatmeal
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