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mash efficency and O.gravity

Postby johnnynothumb » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:31 pm

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Efficiency

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RE: Efficiency

Postby wottaguy » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:27 pm

Timely topic as a friend of mine had this same probelm as well. He uses a 5 gallon round cooler outfitted with a braided SS hose on the bottom and also fly-sparges. He was getting 65% efficiency all the time. We took a step by step approach to solving the problem. We decided to grind the grains with a finer crush then mash a batch to compare the numbers. We got the same results 65% eff.
We then decided to swap out the short (9") SS braid and replace it with a longer one, and keep the same setting on the malt mill. We installed a much longer braid (36") coiled in the bottom, then mashed up another batch..same recipe..and much to our joy, we had obtained an efficiency of 82%! Needless to say, we had to dilute the wort to get it to our required OG range.
This result made both of us very happy, and Bob has been getting 82-85% efficiency ever since!

I just wanted to share this information with the collective.

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Re: RE: Efficiency

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RE: mash efficency...

Postby wottaguy » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:19 am

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THANKS

Postby johnnynothumb » Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:04 pm

YOU ALL HAVE GIVEN ME OPTIONS AND THINGS TO WORK ON. I HAD HOPED TO FIRE UP A NEW SYSTEM THIS WEEKEND BUT ITS IS RAINING LIKE HELL HERE AND IT WILL HAVE TO WAIT

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RE: THANKS

Postby wottaguy » Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:39 am

Eric,

I know what you mean about rainy days.

That's why I have configured my system to brew in the garage. It allows me to brew even on a mild rainy day. But id the weather is real bad, I'll wait until a nicer day arrives. I just very fortunate enough to have a garage to brew in.

Let us know how you make out on your efficiency issue and of any changes that you have made to improve it. I'm sure that there are others that would be interested in this topic.

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