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    Mash efficiency and brewhouse efficiency

    Ok then what formula would you use to calculate Conversion efficiency?
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    Mash efficiency and brewhouse efficiency

    Please share your grain bill, volume of wort pre-boil and OG of an over 100% batch. While not impossible it is highly unlikely that you got over 100% mash efficiency.
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    Mash efficiency and brewhouse efficiency

    The link I shared from Palmer was about mash conversion efficiency.
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    Mash efficiency and brewhouse efficiency

    Every thing you need to know about mash efficiency is in Palmers Book. "But, when it comes to the efficiency of the mash and lauter, we want to think in terms of the pre-boil gravity." First calculate your points per pound per gallon (PPM) using (X x YY)/Z where X is gallons of wort collected...
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    My Method and Efficiency

    I should have just re-read Palmer instead of using an online calculator. My last batch yielded 7G of wort at 1.068 using 17lbs of malt. (7 x 68)/17 gives me 28 ppm. Using 16 lbs of 2 row at max of 37 ppm and 1 lbs of Oats at 32 ppm my mash efficiency is 76%. Not sure what Brewsfriend is...
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    Ss Brew Kettle vs Spike

    The issues are only cosmectic and speak to the fact that it is to some degree "hand made" which is cool. I can deal with a slightly crooked handle. Thanks!
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    My Method and Efficiency

    Ok so now I know what to call it. I dunk sparge. And I do squeeze. Actually over 100% is possible since the comparison is too a Congress mash. So if your conversion is better then a Congress mash you go above 100%. It does not mean that you got over 100% of the available sugars as that would...
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    My Method and Efficiency

    My conversion per Brewersfriend went up 20% by adding the mash out. In some cases to over 100%. I lift the bag to let the first runnings drain faster from the cooler. Then bag goes back in and I add more water to bring the temp to 168 for ten mins and then get my second runnings.
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    My Method and Efficiency

    Brewersfriend lists Conversion and Pre-Boil on their site. Does their Conversion mean Mash efficiency? And Pre-Boil their overall conversion combining Mash and Lauter? I ask becuase in BIAB we don't lauter.
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    Ss Brew Kettle vs Spike

    I guess I expected some indentation to the metal. But I suppose they are etched with a chemical which sort of dies the metal?
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    Ss Brew Kettle vs Spike

    Not etched.
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    My Method and Efficiency

    I'm wondering if anyone else is doing this? I mash in a cooler and use a mash out. My method is to add the strike water aiming for a 152F mash. After 40 mins or so I lift and drain the bag. I lower the bag back in and add the rest of the water aiming for 168F mash out for 10 mins. The first...
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    iSpindel in Sankey

    Anyone using an iSpindel in a Sankey keg? I am wondering if the Wifi will connect. Also anyone tried the Float? Thanks!
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    Ss Brew Kettle vs Spike

    The Blichmann Boilermaker is NOT induction compatible so that one was out for me. I ended up getting the Spike 10G with TC fittings which is induction compatible. My only complaints are that the gallon markings are not etched so not sure how long they will last. And some of the workmanship...
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    Tilt Pro in Sankey

    Did not work. Next brew I'll fill it with my brew water and hope it pops out the top.
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    First time brewing, would love some tips!

    Ah yes, two of my favorite hobbies! Growing and brewing. And there is nothing like enjoying something you made. Not too mention the money saved! We all start on kits and you will make beer. But drink the Vodka since it evaporates. I just used tap water to the airlock. If you really worry...
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    Tilt Pro in Sankey

    Anyone have any tips or tricks to get a Tilt Pro out of a Sankey? It just fit going in but no amount of shaking gets it out. Some day the battery will die and then I'll have to get it out. Oh ****, just had an idea. If I fill it maybe it'll come out the top since it floats?
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    Morebeer Deluxe Counter Pressure Filler

    Any advice on the use of the Morebeer Deluxe Counter Pressure Bottle Filler? I'm guessing that I leave the keg connected to CO2 at serving pressure of around 10psi. Connect CO2 side of filler at also around 10psi. Turn on the CO2 on the filler with a little flow and insert in the bottle...
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    Ss Brew Kettle vs Spike

    All three have tri clad bottoms so will be fine for induction. My mash tun is a giant 80 qt cooler that I inherited. For my 5G batches I get a first running and second runnings of 3 to 3.5G each which are gravity fed to a bucket. Lifting the 3G buckets to the kettle on the stove is not bad...
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    Ss Brew Kettle vs Spike

    I'm looking also at the Boilermaker G2 TC. In terms of pricing I have the Ss with ball valve at $279, the Spike without valve at $275 and the Blichmann with Butterfly valve at $334, but that includes rotating dip tube. I guess at that difference in price I would just want the best of the...
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