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Old 11-16-2012, 11:12 PM   #1
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For those of you that batch Sparge....what is your mash efficiency?? Trying to get a feel for an average efficiency to use in Beersmith until I get some of my own data......

Not new to all grain....and same equipment....but been since last year...and I lost all my data in a computer crash.....
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:54 PM   #2
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85%

A lot depends on the quality of your crush. Most people start at 70-75% until they dial their system in
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:11 AM   #3
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I average about 72% but have gotten as high as 88%

 
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:12 AM   #4
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Started in the mid 60's but after a few brews I am consistently hitting 82-85%.

 
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:13 AM   #5
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usually around 75%!

 
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:26 AM   #6
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I use a toilet supply braid inside a cooler mash tun. I hit about 82-84% every time. That is with the crush that Northern Brewer sends in the mail.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:15 AM   #7
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Quote:
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85%

A lot depends on the quality of your crush. Most people start at 70-75% until they dial their system in
This for me also.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:28 AM   #8
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I'm in the 80-85% range but I started much lower. Getting to know my system and especially getting my own mill bumped up my numbers tremendously.

 
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:41 AM   #9
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I use a toilet supply braid inside a cooler mash tun. I hit about 82-84% every time. That is with the crush that Northern Brewer sends in the mail.
3 brews identical to above and I get 78% (as high as I want it!). Hit your temps on well-crushed grain and your efficiency should be good!

 
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:15 AM   #10
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I use a bazooka screen and crush my own grains with a Barley Crusher mill. I get a consistent 81%.


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