A little more info would help. How are you arriving at 55%? What is your brew setup?Damon said:Anyone got ideas on improving extraction efficiency with all grain brewing?? I'm getting 55% consistently regardless of whether I brew a pilsner of strong ale
For best accuracy, you should be measuring the volume you get out of the mash tun, into the kettle, and the gravity of that, and using that to do the calculations. What we are determining is mash efficiency, not the efficiency of the whole system.Damon said:ok, so I should be using the volume of all water used from scratch, ie, mash water + sparge water to calculate efficiency, not the final wort volume? this would take into account all losses due to grain absorption, kettle losses, etc...