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Old 06-27-2013, 03:03 PM   #1
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Brewing a Fat Tire Clone today:
8.25lbs 2 row
1 lb munich
.75 lb 80L
.5 lb Victory

doing all grain(3rd batch), 13 qts water, mash at 154ish for 1 hr in a 5 gallon round converted cooler mash tun($42 DIY). Batch sparge...1 gallon, 1 gallon to get a 4 gallon boil volume(only have a 5 gallon kettle).

Bre boil gravity of 1.090@80 degrees F.

Beersmith says thats a 93% efficiency


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Old 06-27-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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Brewing a Fat Tire Clone today:
8.25lbs 2 row
1 lb munich
.75 lb 80L
.5 lb Victory

doing all grain(3rd batch), 13 qts water, mash at 154ish for 1 hr in a 5 gallon round converted cooler mash tun($42 DIY). Batch sparge...1 gallon, 1 gallon to get a 4 gallon boil volume(only have a 5 gallon kettle).

Bre boil gravity of 1.090@80 degrees F.

Beersmith says thats a 93% efficiency
Hello, I love Fat Tire.

Im assuming that is a 5 gal batch recipe ? if so the gravity would be a bit higher than expected, being that you only have 4 gals pre boil.

What is the gravity after boil and top off ?

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is the "measured pre-boil VOLUME" correct?
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still boiling right now and yeah I was at 16 qt mark on my kettle
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Must ask, did you weigh the grains yourself?
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to answer your question, yes 93% is possible.
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if the 93% is correct my hat is off to you sir, good show!
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is efficiency measured pre boil or post boil. ended up with 1.052(which was what the recipe was supposed to be). total efficiency say 73%. topped off to 5.25 gallons post boil.
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there is two measures, the in kettle efficiency and the fermenter (aka brewhouse) effciency
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I still did well with the efficiency...yay me


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