Wait! You have a pizza oven?
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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!
I would never eat coyote. Wear yes, eat no....and yet there you go!
You can treat whitetail deer like a really lean cut of beef. Steaks/chops are great with a blackberry reduction.
And it's really killing me to not make a "I love to eat beaver" comment here...
+2I'd soak it longer in the PBW - it shouldn't hurt anything in terms of flavor affect on future beers, but if you really want to whack it, you could use unscented bleach solution, followed by thorough rinsing and then leave it open in the hot sun for a few days.
I've found this process to really work well!
Cool.FWIW for 5 gallons I add 1 TBS of polyclar, I mix it with 1-2 oz of vodka (that seems to take the "edge" off the particles and causes less foam). Do NOT try to mix it in the beer until it is under pressure!
I'll give it another week or so and if it isn't at least looking like it is working on it I'll get some polyclar.
I'm motorizing the MM3 with a direct drive motor/Lovejoys. Will post pics when I get the parts in and get it running.First of all, congrats on getting hitched!