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Old 08-26-2008, 05:34 AM   #1
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I just got 97% effeceincy into the boiler making Muncher's centennial Blonde. I don't know what I did, but hoora! A new high.
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:36 AM   #2
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Did you adjust for temp?
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:37 AM   #3
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you sure you have the right grain amounts?! cause 97% seems like it would be impossible
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:56 AM   #4
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you sure you have the right grain amounts?! cause 97% seems like it would be impossible
pretty close
i think
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:23 AM   #5
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that beats the hell out of mine....will you list off your procedure?
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:14 PM   #6
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My effeciency is typically around 80% into the boiler.
I adjusted for temp, and I do have the correct grain amounts. I was going by BeerSmith calculations.
Crushed my grains, preheated my tun, doughed in 12 qt water at 165, rested @ 150 for 75 min, batch sparge 1 was 2.5 gallons at 190, bs 2 was 3.25 gallons at 170. Collected 7 gallons of 1.044 wort.
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:19 PM   #7
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It's not impossible to get 97%. I was brewing consistantly at 98% for a while, but was gettign stuck sparges, and decided to increase my crush size a bit and now i get 93% consistantly with no stuck sparges. Is it possible that the crush was much finer than your previous batches?

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Old 08-26-2008, 02:56 PM   #8
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I hadn't changed my rollers, but it actually looked a bit coarser than last time. If that makes any sense at all. All I know is I now have a blonde that was supposed to start at 1.040 and is now at 1.056. LOL. My only concern now is that the BU:GU ration might be a bit low (0.25). Oh well, it's beer, and I will drink it!
Ooh, and this is the first time I get to use my fermenting fridge (free fridge!). Very exciting stuff, people.

 
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:28 PM   #9
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I would be afraid if I saw 97%.... tannin extraction?

 
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Old 08-26-2008, 07:57 PM   #10
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I once fluked a 95%.
I used the same calculation as always. I've never managed to replicate it.
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