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Old 10-10-2008, 12:21 PM   #1
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And my efficiency went from 61% to 84%....whoop whoop!! Better crush, 1/2 gallon extra sparge water and slower sparge (not sure if this contributed or not), other than that, everything else was the same as the first time... Thanks for the help.

 
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:52 PM   #2
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Congrats, its a great feeling isnt it? I just completed my 2nd AG and efficiency went from 60 to 87%. Better crush, larger sparge, and changed everything else. Lets hope our first one was the fluke and the second's stats stick.

 
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:33 PM   #3
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cool I am brewing my second all grain right now.

 
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:23 PM   #4
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Are you crushing it yourself now? My first 2 AG's had efficiency in the mid 60's but I have been ordering pre-crushed grain that hasn't appeared completely crushed to me. I'm pretty sure this is my problem. Considering a Barley Crusher at this point....

 
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Old 10-11-2008, 03:44 PM   #5
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Thats awesome...i am brewing right now and i doubt i reach 70% efficiency
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:21 PM   #6
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Congrats on the efficiency. My first 2 AG batches were in the mid 60's as well. I think I'm gonna play with my sparge technique before I go out and get a crusher.
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Old 10-11-2008, 07:47 PM   #7
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Are you crushing it yourself now? My first 2 AG's had efficiency in the mid 60's but I have been ordering pre-crushed grain that hasn't appeared completely crushed to me. I'm pretty sure this is my problem. Considering a Barley Crusher at this point....
I got a 20 dollar adjustable corona mill off ebay. Works perfect if you ask me, I'm going to make a larger hopper for it and thats it.

 
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:13 PM   #8
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Are you crushing it yourself now? My first 2 AG's had efficiency in the mid 60's but I have been ordering pre-crushed grain that hasn't appeared completely crushed to me. I'm pretty sure this is my problem. Considering a Barley Crusher at this point....
No, I'm just getting a better crush from AHS. My first crush was too course I think...see this thread......

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/first-crush-79729/

This time the crush was noticeably finer and I think was the big factor was my efficiency jump.

 
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:09 PM   #9
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Racked to secondary yesterday, FG was 1.009. I'm trying to figure out attenuation so since the SG was 1.050 does that mean that the attenuation was 82%?

 
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Old 10-23-2008, 01:45 PM   #10
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Thats what I get when I calculate it.

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