Increased Efficiency - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Increased Efficiency

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-01-2008, 12:28 AM   #1
Sherpa FE
The < 1% Club
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Sherpa FE's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
Blairsville, Georgia
Posts: 815
Liked 17 Times on 13 Posts



Just finished brewing a Blue Moon Clone, and even with using 4.5 lbs of flaked wheat I got 77% efficiency.
I know its not great, but it's a far cry better than the 65-69% I was getting.

Thanks to everyone that helped, I think it was a combination of a longer mash (90 min)
and a hotter sparge temp (180 degrees)

Anyways just wanted to brag a lil, and to thank ya'll.

Josh




 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 12:33 AM   #2
RLinNH
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
RLinNH's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
Wrentham, MA
Posts: 1,009
Liked 27 Times on 12 Posts


Are you saying that you mashed at 180? Or did you Mash out at 180?


__________________
You Can Give A Man A Fish and Feed Him For a Day, or You Can Teach Him To Fly Fish And Spoil Him For Life

On Deck Hmmmmmmm
Primary Sessionable IPA II,Simcoe Sevada 26, Bier Muncher's Blonde Ale
Secondary
On TapMaiBock Helles has Wings 5, Sessionable IPA

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 12:37 AM   #3
Sherpa FE
The < 1% Club
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Sherpa FE's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
Blairsville, Georgia
Posts: 815
Liked 17 Times on 13 Posts


Opps..my Bad....sparged with 180 degree water..I will correct that
Stupid drunk fingers..never type right

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 02:41 PM   #4
TexLaw
Here's Lookin' Atcha!
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
TexLaw's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,672
Liked 27 Times on 26 Posts


There is nothing at all wrong with 77% efficiency! That is quite good, actually!


TL
__________________
Beer is good for anything from hot dogs to heartache.

Drinking Frog Brewery, est. 1993

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 03:06 PM   #5
AnOldUR
fer-men-TAY-shuhn
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
AnOldUR's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
, New Jersey
Posts: 6,886
Liked 844 Times on 609 Posts


Quote:
Sherpa FE wrote:
Just finished brewing a Blue Moon Clone, and even with using 4.5 lbs of flaked wheat I got 77% efficiency . . . .
Thanks to everyone that helped . . . .
Congratulations! I also had a big improvement in last weekend’s efficiency thanks to HBT members. A special thanks to Bobby M. Taking advice from his videos and posts made a huge difference in efficiency and made for a much smoother brew day.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 04:52 PM   #6
Tonedef131
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Fort Wayne
Posts: 1,891
Liked 30 Times on 15 Posts


I went from percentage in the low 50s to a 75% from my first to second brew. My thermometer was broken on the first one, so while I was mashing in the low 140s I thought I was at 156. I know I can do better with a hotter sparge water. What temp do you guys heat say 5 gallons to before adding it to the HLT?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 04:54 PM   #7
Fingers
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Fingers's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba
Posts: 4,216
Liked 45 Times on 36 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Sherpa FE
Stupid drunk fingers..never type right
Uh oh, mye scretet si owt....


__________________
If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Would longer mash time have increased my efficiency petep1980 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 8 06-29-2009 02:36 AM
3 Batch Sparges - increased efficiency gonzo brewer All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 19 09-10-2008 08:54 PM
Increased Pot Volume Judd General Techniques 3 03-26-2008 10:50 AM
Brace yourselves for increased honey prices zoebisch01 Mead Forum 8 01-31-2007 10:55 PM


Forum Jump