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Re: Do Finely Milled Grains Retain Less Water?
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2010, 06:43:42 PM »
85% is *very* high. I don't think I've ever seen an analysis over 83%.
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Re: Do Finely Milled Grains Retain Less Water?
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2010, 08:11:27 PM »
85% is *very* high. I don't think I've ever seen an analysis over 83%.

that's what I thought too. Babalu just recently send me analysis sheets from a North Country Malt and the FGDB is generally around 82%.

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Re: Do Finely Milled Grains Retain Less Water?
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2010, 09:40:13 AM »
You guys are correct.  My memory was wrong...wow, imagine that!  Blatz reported in the other thread that his last order was 81.2%.  I'll get the figures re-entered and see what happens.

And I've gotta ask....81.2% of what?  what does that figure mean?
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Re: Do Finely Milled Grains Retain Less Water?
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2010, 09:56:10 AM »
And I've gotta ask....81.2% of what?  what does that figure mean?

81.2 % of the dry weight. The dry weight is the weight of the malt w/o the weight of the moisture. I.e. malt weight multiplied with (100% - MC). MC is moisture content and generally between 3 and 5%. Your 81.2% of dry weight are 81.2% * 0.96 = 77.652% of the actual malt weight if the MC is 4%. That's why I have an field for both the extract potential and the moisture content in my spread sheet.

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Re: Do Finely Milled Grains Retain Less Water?
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2010, 10:19:25 AM »
Thanks (again) for the explanation, Kai.
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