Simple All Grain

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  1. Apr 2, 2017 #21

    darrellm

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    Hmm there's nothing obvious to me that you're doing wrong :wha:
     
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    - 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
     
  3. Apr 3, 2017 #23

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    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:
     
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    +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.
     
  5. Apr 4, 2017 #25

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    i also give the bag a damn good squeeze as well:mrgreen:
     

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