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Offline sparkleberry

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« on: August 27, 2012, 10:25:03 PM »
today i brewed my fifth all grain batch(3 gallon biab). it was the third time i brewed what is becoming my standard pale ale. i hit 73% efficiency. this is the highest i've been so far. today was also the first time i used my grain mill(a barley crusher), digital thermometer and o2 system. the crush right out of the box is pretty good. i think it's better than the crushes i've been getting at lhbs.

anyway, just wanted to share a good brew day. i'm super excited about continually dialing in and improving my process.

thanks for all the information everyone provides!




Offline davidgzach

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Re: improving...
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012, 10:39:18 PM »
Congrats!  Keep refining your process!

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Offline tcanova

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Re: improving...
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2012, 03:29:56 PM »
Congrats!  I've only done the BIAB method a couple of times so maybe someone more qualified than me can add to this, I've always heard that with BIAB you could do a double crush and get some pretty high efficiencies.
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Offline bluesman

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Re: improving...
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2012, 04:39:56 PM »
Welcome to our obsession!

Congrats on your fifth all-grain. :)
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Re: improving...
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2012, 01:38:12 AM »
Milling my own grain made a big difference for me.  I got a nice efficiency bump and I was able to more consistently predict my efficiency.

Congrats on the improvement -- it always feels good to make quantifiable progress!
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