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Old 11-21-2012, 02:24 AM   #11
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Yeah, if it was all grain anything above 85% I would consider just about impossible.

But with 6# of LME @ 100% efficiency, 91% sounds about right (:

looks like it'll be a tasty oatmeal stout
once i started milling my own grains, i routinely get 88-90%, nothing impossible about it. Also I have read articles from numerous breweries who get 95% out of their systems. So I dont know if the OP got 91% or not, but it is possible.



 
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:40 AM   #12
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Hop debris will not affect your gravity readings unless there is so much debris that the hydrometer sits on the debris rather than floating in the sample.

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Old 11-21-2012, 12:18 PM   #13
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The article indicated that lighter than liquid hops under the sample can add artificial boyancy to the hydrometer.
And I checked the second sample twice, clean sample, no bubbles in the test jar, sitting on a level counter.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:47 PM   #14
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Yeah, if it was all grain anything above 85% I would consider just about impossible.
I would have to disagree. i routinely get 84.5% on my batches.

I'm also adjusting the hydrometer readings to the wort temp. crushing my own grains, fly sparging, etc...

But then again you said 85%, so perhaps i'm doing everything the best i possibly can.

 
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:03 PM   #15
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Yeah, I was trying to get used to accounting and tracking my efficiency so I can Begin tweaking my setup.

If LME throws the whole thing off I guess I'll have to wait until I clear a carboy in about two weeks when I bottle my Caribou Slobber. My brewing assistant app seemed to account for the DME and pegged 72% for an SG of 1.064.

Bavarian Hefe will tell the tale in two weeks I guess.
72% is pretty good efficiency from your partial mash

 
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:05 PM   #16
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I would have to disagree. i routinely get 84.5% on my batches.

I'm also adjusting the hydrometer readings to the wort temp. crushing my own grains, fly sparging, etc...

But then again you said 85%, so perhaps i'm doing everything the best i possibly can.
wow! awesome job soup4you! I'm working in the 69-82% range depending on the gravity beer I want to make

 
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:01 PM   #17
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wow! awesome job soup4you! I'm working in the 69-82% range depending on the gravity beer I want to make
I was stuck somewhere around 40%, then i decided to start doing mash outs and milling the grains myself.



 
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