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has anyone experience with the following system: speidels braumeister ?

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Offline Thirsty_Monk

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Re: brewing kettle
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2010, 09:10:10 PM »
At the end of the day the most important thing is the taste and quality of the beer.
I believe that is also true about US homebrewers.

Efficency with 20l wort sems second-rate for us.
Yes and No.
I am not chasing 90+ brewhouse efficiency but I can make pretty good beers with 80% brewhouse efficiency.

If my efficiency is 60% that means I am waisting too much grain.
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Re: brewing kettle
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2010, 06:55:53 AM »
If my efficiency is 60% that means I am waisting too much grain.

I only gave the 60% since that is how German brewers generally think about efficienct: They base it on the total weight of the grist and not only the extractable portion. The expected efficiency for this system is between 70 and 80% if you base it in the extract potential of the grain as we do here in the US.

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Re: brewing kettle
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2010, 07:05:46 AM »
I don't know what to expect in effiency when I brew this week, I'll be making water adjustments.  My last few batches had poor efficiencies with my well water as it is.  I'm hoping its only about 75% to 80% with the adjustments otherwise its going to push my brew beyond the guidelines.  But I suppose once I find out I can adjust how much grain I use, which would be a plus.   ;) ;D

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Re: brewing kettle
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2010, 10:08:58 AM »
I really like the idea of one vessel brewing, and the reverse recirculation thru the malt pipe during the mash. Maybe you could devise a method of reversing that flow at the end of the mash to clarify the wort thru a settled grain bed, even if it is after lifing the malt pipe after the mash. This would allow for clarification of the wort.

Are you planning on a US version of the 50L system?
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