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How do you determine mash efficiency?

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First, I really wouldn't worry about it too much but it is a good idea to check it every now and then. Once you have your system down, you'll be fine.
There are 2 places I would suggest you visit and can do a better job than I can....
http://www.howtobrew.com/section2/chapter12-5.html
and this calculator
http://www.brewersfriend.com/brewhouse-efficiency/
I've not always found the second link to be very accurate but close.

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I measured mash efficiency by Palmer's method the first couple of times I mashed. After that I didn't really care anymore. As long as my process is consistent I really don't care whether it is efficient or not. I just want to have some idea what to expect when formulating or replicating recipes.

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+1 to Beer-lords suggested reading. I would also suggest you back up from there and read from 12.3 and up. And if your like me re-read it several more times then book mark it for when you need it again and can't remember it. :)

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Beersmith keeps telling us we have 435% efficiency.

We are still waiting to hear back from Brad. :whistle:

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Wish I could help with that but I don't have Beersmith set up with a mash yet as I'm still doing extracts.

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quick question why is mash efficiency a concern for a partial mash?? Isn't the majority of your fermentables being derived from your extract??

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"haerbob3" post=358331 said:

quick question why is mash efficiency a concern for a partial mash?? Isn't the majority of your fermentables being derived from your extract??

IT IS A CONCERN because Im trying to learn how to do it

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"haerbob3" post=358340 said:

wwell whoopei for you ahole

About half the comments I get from you are either smartass or snobbie as hell
Im not the Pro you think you are
Im learning

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is this the thread that started that? :huh:
Next time y'all buy knickers, get the next size up, seems there's a bit of twisting going on here.

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"yankeedag" post=358373 said:

is this the thread that started that? :huh:
Next time y'all buy knickers, get the next size up, seems there's a bit of twisting going on here.

All of a sudden everryone wants to be a smarttass .... I asked for advise
Should have gone somewhere else

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Must be a full moon or perhaps a meteor disturbance. Unusual amount of static tension in the atmosphere today.

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"Brewbirds" post=358325 said:

Beersmith keeps telling us we have 435% efficiency.

Wow! Perpetual Motion Brewing!

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I wish I had something to add. I never check. Just shoot from the hip. :barman:
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I also thank you Oly as I am getting into BIAB brewing and always want my brewing to be as efficient as possible to maximize the process.
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"Brewbirds" post=358325 said:

Beersmith keeps telling us we have 435% efficiency.

We are still waiting to hear back from Brad. :whistle:

really?? that's some efficiency! i guess you gotta stop every few minutes and remove the extra grain you keep making. lol

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Really the efficiency you get doesn't matter so much at our scale as long as you know what it is, unless you are trying to pinch every penny. It is important to know what it is, so you can formulate recipes around it though. So yeah, figure it out, but do not stress about what it is too much as long as you consistently hit it. (if you do not then try to make your process more consistent).

Unless you are type A and need that stress to live or something. Then by all means, go on and try to tweak it to the max.

Oly's link is a good read.

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"Joechianti" post=358384 said:

Must be a full moon or perhaps a meteor disturbance. Unusual amount of static tension in the atmosphere today.

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