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If I didn't homebrew I'd be spending my time on other hobbies, which are generally way more expensive. So homebrewing saves me money in that respect. That's good enough for me.Me too! Keeps me off the golf course!
What size vessel do you use for that pass?
As an aside, I grow 4mls of yeast slurry to 200 billion cells in one pass. Four milliliters of yeast slurry contains approximately 1/10th the number of viable cells that are available in the average White Labs vial when it is pitched.
I want to use an old Better Bottle carboy for a hopper on my new JSP grain mill. Has anyone had any luck or have any advice on this?Do you have a table saw? Just set the blade to 1/16" depth and rotate the bottom of the BB against the guide.
Honestly at this point I think I'd shred it if I tried cutting it with anything I have. My best guess is to use a torch to cut the bottom off.
if you are batch sparging runoff speed has nothing to do with efficiency. Also, fly sparging does not necessarily result in higher efficiency.+1 For all of these! Need grain weight, strike water volume, sparge volumes. Also, where in your wort flow are your PID temp sensors? Are you stirring your mash after you add your sparge water infusions? How fast are you recirculating? You may be getting some channeling during your conversion time, then when you sparge, its not circulating through ALL your mash bed.
I'm guessing you don't actually mean .35 on an inch as that's pretty wide and I would think the grain would just fall through. but .035 would be fine. Maybe too fine, but if you are not getting stuck runoff then it's not too fine!
The next thing to look at is your measurements. It's not possible to calculate efficiency accurately without accurate measurements of all volumes, weights, and gravities.
If those are all right on then water chemistry is next on the list.
Beware that Crisp brown malt includes a bit of smoke in it. I used almost 9% in a brown porter and the smoke was too apparent for a few months.Ah! That may explain it. I was using Crisp Brown and have Crisp Pale Chocolate. Need to switch to Fawcett!