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#1 Zsasz

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 11:08 AM

I'm getting about 70-72% at best with no sparge.  this is in a standard kettle mash tun with a false bottom.  Is this pretty normal?


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#2 denny

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 11:31 AM

yep, that's fine


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 07:38 PM

Ditto, getting 70-73% no sparge, BIAB
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Posted 18 May 2019 - 03:07 AM

Doing full volume biab so I'm not topping off with water or sparging and I estimated 80% final kettle efficiency with brewersfriend and that was spot on for all 4 brews I've done this year. I don't sparge the bag, but I let it drain well over the kettle while I heat the wort to a boil. But I built a crane to use so I wouldn't have to hold the bag.

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#5 Zsasz

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 04:47 AM

Yeah, I'd hope the biab would help. I'm not sure how to help with wort left behind in the grain with my setup. The best thing I can do is to sparge so what's left doesn't have as much sugar in it. My mash tun doesn't have much dead space if I tip it but if the flow stops it won't fully drain (pickup tube requires a little bit of siphon). It was something I didn't anticipate when I bought it. I do like SS for cleaning and durability though.

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#6 Stout_fan

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 11:02 AM

Your efficiency will change with OG, so can you folks please post that as well?

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#7 Zsasz

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 02:07 PM

sorry - this was a 1.044 beer in the end.  I foolishly didn't adjust my anticipated efficiency when forming the recipe.


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#8 SchwanzBrewer

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Posted Yesterday, 06:40 AM

Yeah, I haven't done anything over 1.07. I guess my mash was still thin enough not to matter much.
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Posted Today, 05:36 AM

I BIAB with a pretty consistent 70%.  No sparge.  I'm a squeezer though :)


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