Discussion in 'Beer Brewing "How-To" Guides' started by Callumbo, Nov 13, 2016.
Hmm there's nothing obvious to me that you're doing wrong :wha:
- The longer grain is stored more more potential it has for losing efficiency
- Personally I've found that agitating (stirring) the mash particularly important to getting a half decent efficiency. I stir my mash every 20 mins in a 60 min mash.
These two combined could have led to your poor efficiency. Poor efficiency is one thing that new AG brewers seem to initially struggle with (I did too when I started AG), until they work out/tweek the variables to a get better efficiency
I dunk sparge and have had far far better results since i started doing it. I give the grains a stir now and then whilst dunked for 10/15 mins:thumb:
+1 to what MyQul and chub1 said, more stirring and dunk sparging should help.
Although I can't help thinking these won't make up for such a low efficiency as I know brewers who do neither and still have successful brews. I would have thought they'd make 10% difference at best, although happy to be proved wrong.
i also give the bag a damn good squeeze as well:mrgreen:
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