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Re: water to grain ratio
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2016, 10:47:38 AM »
I use to do 1.25 on a regular basis when using a cooler.  I probably would have had better luck with a higher ratio, if for no other reason than eliminating more headspace and keeping the temp stable. 
I now do anywhere from 1.75 to 2.25 quarts/pound routinely on my RIMS.  I have yet to have any enzymes stop and ask for directions on where to find the starches. 

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Re: water to grain ratio
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2016, 06:53:22 PM »
Whats up home brewers? I had a simolar question and saw this thread. In addition, what is an easy way to calculate mash effinciency?

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Re: water to grain ratio
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2016, 08:36:45 PM »
Whats up home brewers? I had a simolar question and saw this thread. In addition, what is an easy way to calculate mash effinciency?
I'm a fan of automation and calculators.
http://www.homebrewing.com/calculators/?page=tools&section=efficiency

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Re: water to grain ratio
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2016, 08:39:21 PM »

Whats up home brewers? I had a simolar question and saw this thread. In addition, what is an easy way to calculate mash effinciency?
Easy? Use one of the calcs or software

Or get a calculator out and pencil and paper and start crunching all the numbers.


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Re: water to grain ratio
« Reply #34 on: March 01, 2016, 02:46:57 AM »
Thanks guys, I guess I should have been more specific.

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Re: water to grain ratio
« Reply #35 on: March 01, 2016, 03:02:23 AM »
Curtdogg- if you'd like to learn how to figure mash efficiency without software, read this.   

http://www.braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=Understanding_Efficiency


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Re: water to grain ratio
« Reply #36 on: March 01, 2016, 05:06:47 AM »
Thanks, mr hog. That's what I was looking for, thanks for the link.

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Re: water to grain ratio
« Reply #37 on: March 03, 2016, 01:06:57 PM »
I've been away from this site for a while and I see there has been quite a bit of discussion.  Let me be clear, I do not calculate my efficiency for every batch.  I do it every once in a while and usually come up with the same numbers.

This is the formula that I use for Mash Efficiency.  Perhaps my terminology is not correct, perhaps my math is off. This was my understanding.  Please correct me.


grain weight x Lab max (.80) / total mash water + (grain weight x lab max) = X

hydrometer reading of first runnings / X = Mash Efficiency


Formula for Brewhouse Efficiency.  The extract points are from a chart in Ray Daniels book page 31.  Example one pound of pale malt would yield 35-37 points.

Total extract potential in points / gallons collected = X
Hydrometer reading of wort collected / X = Brewhouse efficiency

Ok, I am ready for a critique. 


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Re: water to grain ratio
« Reply #38 on: March 03, 2016, 02:56:56 PM »
JT,
You gave a link to a Brewhouse Efficiency calculator.  Do you have one for Mash Efficiency?

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