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    Do online recipes assume a general brewhouse efficiency?

    Hi there, I'm gearing up for my 4th brew (BIAB) and I've decided to delve a little deeper into the intricacies of the recipe... Some recipes on brewer's friend will give an assumed brewhouse efficiency percentage with the specific recipe. However, other recipes (particularly ones on a homebrew...
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    Mash efficiency - before and after sparge.

    Thanks so much for this, its really clearer everything up and I definitely feel ready to implement these tools into my next brew. But one final clarifying question if you don't mind. Its about wort contraction due to temperature. Does that mean when you take a post mash SG reading, that gravity...
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    Mash efficiency - before and after sparge.

    Thanks very much for all your helpful information Mark. I will definitely use this method instead next time I calculate my efficiency. However, as I've mentioned above, I'm still just unclear whether the volume I should be using in my calculation is the total volume of water used for mashing and...
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    Mash efficiency - before and after sparge.

    Thanks Kadmium, However I'm still unsure what constitutes the volume in that equation you listed, is this total water used after mashing and sparging, or is it merely the preboil volume (which would not be including water lost to grain absorption)? Like I said to Phil, these two volumes when...
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    Mash efficiency - before and after sparge.

    Dear Phil, Thanks for your response. The maths itself is not so much the issue for me but rather I am unsure which volumes I should be using when doing the calculations. For example. If i want to get my mash efficiency for my total mash+sparge, then should I take the PPG (or potential) of my...
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    Mash efficiency - before and after sparge.

    Hi there, I'm very new to mash efficiency (and brewhouse efficiency as well for that matter) and I wanted to gain some insight as to how you measure this effiency, namely, do you do it before or after sparging. For example, I just did a BIAB clone recipe of Young Henry's Newtowner Pale Ale. I...
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    Young Henry's Newtowner Pale Ale - AG Recipe

    Thanks Kadmium. We did the brew two days ago and it was a relative success. We had to add a bit of pre-boiled water after the boil to get the gravity right, but other than that it was pretty much perfect, and I think the reason we had to do that is because I totally stuffed up or pre-boil...
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    Young Henry's Newtowner Pale Ale - AG Recipe

    Wow, thanks so much for all of this information, it’s made everything a whole lot clearer and I feel like I can now really start to hone in on my particular process and efficiency, now that I know what to look out for and what to take note of! My kettle is only 30L and from the previous two...
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    Young Henry's Newtowner Pale Ale - AG Recipe

    Thanks Kadmium, I'm only on my fourth brew so still learning how to adapt to differing recipes and figuring out exactly what my efficiency is, so I appreciate the advice. I'm going to try and do a BIAB but with a more concentrated amount of water for the mash, and then batch sparge with the...
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    Young Henry's Newtowner Pale Ale - AG Recipe

    Hi there Klarko, I am very excited to try and attempt your recipe as a BIAB, but I was wondering if you would be so kind as to let me know some of your parameters for this brew (if you can remember them) so that I can adjust them to my set-up? I see that your final batch size was 25L, so what...
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