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Old 01-15-2009, 10:52 PM   #1
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I'm trying to go for highest overall efficiency. For my setup, about 7.5 gallons combined volume in the mash/sparge is ideal (gives me about 6.5 gallon boil volume, and somewhere around 5.25 final).

In any case, I'm trying to figure if 12 pounds of grain plus 4 gallons of water (1.33 qt/lb) in the mash plus 3.5 gallons sparge is the ideal path, or if 11 pounds grain and 3.5 gallons water (~1.27qt/lb) in the mash plus 4 gallons sparge is the way to go.

Ultimately, max efficiency is the goal, but there's also something to be said about a higher concentration of grain-derived fermentables in the mash. If you were in this position, which route would you go?
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:02 PM   #2

What's your logic here? 12 lbs of grain will yield more in terms of fermentables compared to 11 lbs.

 
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:39 PM   #3
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I didn't know if the sparge volume to mash volume made a difference. Again, just looking to maximize my efficiency, and don't know exactly how the above ratios will impact that figure.
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