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Old 09-23-2007, 03:32 AM   #1
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Default What a difference a crush makes!!!!

I did my first brew using my new Barley Crusher. Previously I had been buying precrushed grains and had been getting 63-68% efficiency. Today I got about 84% efficiency with the default settings on the crusher.

The good news is I got slightly more beer at a higher gravity than planned. The bad news is this decreased my bitterness and increased my gravity outside of my target. It was supposed to be a Red Rocket clone based on the recipe from the Jamil Show but it ended over 10 points high on the gravity and Beersmith estimates my IBUs to be about 8 points low. I'm guessing it will still be a good beer but it may end up a little sweet as I have a 1.080 OG beer that I mashed at 155F.

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Old 09-23-2007, 03:38 AM   #2
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Nice! I just got my crankenstien, can't wait to try it out!
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Old 09-23-2007, 03:46 AM   #3
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I hear you, I use a corona, but as soon as I started crushing my own I was getting 75%+ everytime.
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