Picking up 40 Grolsch bottles from a private seller today plus a trip to the LHBS for the ingredients for a new recipe Belgian Tripel. Eight pounds of light DME, Dark Munich malt. Hallertau Mittelfruh, Styrian Golding and Saaz. Two packs of MJ M-41.
I know the low efficiency is annoying but if you are happy with the outcome it’s not a big deal, grain is cheap.All done. Took a fair bit longer than usual as while mashing I googled sparging and found some articles suggesting taking an hour to and hour and a half to sparge and to maintain your water temp as you do. So this is what I did...
I added and extra kilo of grain to account for my average efficiency of around 60% before I read the article.
Anyway target OG was 1060, I got 1064,which accounting for my extra grain gives me approx 68% efficiency.
Not convinced that the extra hour was worth it really.
Perhaps I should save time and bung a kilo of sugar in...but then my beer tastes good as it is so does it matter?
Just me being OCD about it..