Originally Posted by Rick_R
First, great write-up; missed it when it first came around.
Second, do you still have the recipe for the rye you brewed in this write-up?
i actually can't find it...it was one of those "hey, let's brew and bbq after work" kinda deals
it wasn't my greatest recipe anyway. American pale ales and IPAs are not my strong points.
Originally Posted by RMohan13
just a quick question, what's the conventional/easiest method for testing conversion/efficiency?
you can do an iodine test:
take a very small amount of wort (no grains) and put it into a small glass (like a shot glass) so it just layers on over the surface.
set the glass over a white piece of paper in a well-lit area.
take a dropper and add a few drops of iodophor (iodine solution used for sanitizing. your LHBS should have it.)
it changes color with starches, so if it turns black or purple, you don't have very good conversion. if there is no color change, your mash is finished.