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Offline JohnnyC

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Batch adjustemts
« on: January 09, 2017, 01:00:49 PM »
I've changed to 10 gallon batches and my manual systems of batch sparging needs to go (I'm getting older & grayer everyday). I'm considering doing full volume mashes in my cooler, as most of my recipes will be well below its capacity, and using a pump to move the strike water from my keg/brew pot to the cooler. I use a false bottom in my cooler so can't crush as fine as BIAB. What hit (if any) can I expect on my efficiency doing a no sparge, full volume mash? I'm usually around 75% mash efficiency.

Offline Hand of Dom

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Re: Batch adjustemts
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2017, 02:05:27 PM »
I used to do single pot BIAB, and would typically get 70-75% efficiency.  I would crush pretty fine though.
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Re: Batch adjustemts
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2017, 02:09:24 PM »
I've changed to 10 gallon batches and my manual systems of batch sparging needs to go (I'm getting older & grayer everyday). I'm considering doing full volume mashes in my cooler, as most of my recipes will be well below its capacity, and using a pump to move the strike water from my keg/brew pot to the cooler. I use a false bottom in my cooler so can't crush as fine as BIAB. What hit (if any) can I expect on my efficiency doing a no sparge, full volume mash? I'm usually around 75% mash efficiency.

I did something similar for the same reasons.
I have lost around 5% in mash efficiency, well actually the mash is just as efficient, the percentage of extract is what fell. But I decided it was worth it for me.
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Re: Batch adjustemts
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2017, 03:59:08 PM »
I'd expect a 5-10% drop.   And then maybe a degree of recovery after you get the new method dialed in.
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