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  1. delcosansgluten

    What is my efficiency?

    A recipe I brewed on Saturday called for a target original gravity of 1.050. My OG was 1.054. Surely this cannot mean i have achieved over 100% efficiency?
  2. snarf7

    Accuracy of efficiency calculators? Different kinds of efficiency?

    Brewer's friend has a handy little tool for calculating efficiency based on your fermentables, gravity reading and wort volume: https://www.brewersfriend.com/brewhouse-efficiency/ They also have a hydrometer/temp calculator so you can your actual gravity even if the wort is still hot...
  3. J

    Efficiency explained...?

    So I've brewed several batches, all extract and all from kits from my local HB store. They all turned out wonderful. I'm planning now on taking the next step and am going to start all grain by doing BIAB brewing for several batches (until I get comfortable with it and until I can afford a...
  4. J

    Efficiency problems

    So I bought a new system, the 10 gallon ss brewtech bme set up and modified it a little to include a herms. For the last 11 brews I've made over 92% efficiency, Twice being 98%. I do a 3 step mash for all of my Belgian styles or wheat beers and 2 step for other ales. All including a mash out to...
  5. BandonBrewingCo

    What's your MASH conversion effeciency

    I'm consistently hitting about 80% with an excellent crush, was wondering what other people are getting. I do full volume (no-sparge) BIAB. If yours improved, please share with us what you did (finer crush, better PH control, etc).
  6. BandonBrewingCo

    Bad batch of malt?

    Hi, 2 brews I've now done with the same bag of pre-crushed pilsner have come out 33% under the mark extraction wise, even though i mashed in at a low temp and always up until now hit my numbers (and have done previously with 95% pilsner malt). It's from the same crowd as usual and the crush...