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Old 11-18-2012, 03:23 AM   #31
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I'm around 71-72%, primarily because of an inconsistent pasta-roller mill. I expect these numbers to rise upon purchase of a better mill. Kyle


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Old 11-18-2012, 06:11 PM   #32
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I hear ya. He did also mention batch sparging in the title so I just assumed that he was looking at mash efficiency. Unfortunately, I'm wired to automatically refer to mash efficiency, especially in recipe formulation. Hopefully, this thread will teach me to be more discerning in the future.
The efficiancy number I am concerned about is brew house. this is the number I need for formulating recipes in my recipe calculator. most of us usually will be in the 75-80% brew house efficiency range.


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Old 11-18-2012, 06:52 PM   #33
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Does crushing your grains at home even after the LHBS crushes them hurt anything?
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:27 PM   #34
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Does crushing your grains at home even after the LHBS crushes them hurt anything?
as long as you don't crush into powder double crushing is ok.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:40 AM   #35
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I usually get between 80-85% sparging a biab using a corona mill. Still tweaking my system so that explains the wider than usual gap.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:54 AM   #36
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Actually was talking about efficiency as measured in kettle pre-boil:

So, to make sure I am not slaughtering terminology......

100% Mash Efficiency would means you convert ALL of the POTENTIAL sugars out of the grains.....i.e. Potential Max SG (which is impossible).....

Next you sparge....and rinse as much of these converted sugars out of the mash tun and into brew kettle......

So....this is what I was talking about....the efficiency in the kettle after mash and sparge......

I believe this is the efficiency that is calculated in Beersmith right?

Based on the POTENTIAL SG of the grain bill.....and the actual SG you end up with.....

So if the POTENTIAL of the grain bill is say 1.080 (for 100% efficiency)....and you end up with 1.060....that would be a Total Efficiency of 75%

Do I have this right?
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:18 AM   #37
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Yeah that would be your mash efficiency.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:31 PM   #38
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Currently averaging ~75% mash and ~62% brewhouse efficiencies... although I'm sure the crush is the largest limiting factor since I don't have a mill and I order all my ingredients online.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:37 PM   #39
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Start at 70%. Dilution is easier than adding extract at the end, personally.

I get 80% every time now. Volume is important, or else your numbers are skewed, ie. overshooting sparge volumes, boiling off too much, etc.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:08 AM   #40
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Consistently getting 60-62% from both my LHBS and NB. I keep changing one thing, giving it another go, checking, and pressing on. Really a bummer, time to review everything again.


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