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Old 04-01-2008, 12:28 AM   #1
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Default Increased Efficiency

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.

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Old 04-01-2008, 12:33 AM   #2
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Are you saying that you mashed at 180? Or did you Mash out at 180?


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Old 04-01-2008, 12:37 AM   #3
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Opps..my Bad....sparged with 180 degree water..I will correct that
Stupid drunk fingers..never type right
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There is nothing at all wrong with 77% efficiency! That is quite good, actually!


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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.
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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?
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Stupid drunk fingers..never type right
Uh oh, mye scretet si owt....


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