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ocbrew

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Perhaps a silly question--but I can't find it in a number of my books. Lots of people seem to reference it. Can anyone give me more of a specific definition? Thank you.
 

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You're reading the wrong books. It's the amount of sugar extracted from the grain, if your not all-grain, you don't need to worry about it yet. www.howtobrew.com
 

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efficiency is a function of how much sugar was extracted from grains from a theoretical value of 100% usually around 1.035 ppg(pounds/gallon):drunk:
 
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Thank you both! What books do you recommend?
 

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The Joy of Homebrewing - Charlie Papazian
How to Brew - John Palmer

Those are the big 2, there are many other good ones, but I'd start with those.
 
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