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This quick brewing tip video takes a look at the primary cause for low original gravity and poor efficiency when brewing all grain beer recipes. It also explains how to fix it. BeerSmith Quick Brewing and Software tips are some short 1-3 minute video clips I’ve put together for brewers. For more clips visit my […]

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Michael Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist, joins me this week to talk about embracing homebrewing and shares many of the advantages that home brewers enjoy versus professional beer brewers. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version Download the MP3 File – Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file [Audio clip: view […]

When brewing high gravity (big) beers, it is important to adjust your brewhouse efficiency down a bit. You simply won’t get the same number of gravity points from a pound or kilogram of malt on a “big” beer. BeerSmith Quick Brewing and Software tips are some short 1-3 minute video clips I’ve put together for […]

Scaling a beer recipe is a powerful feature in BeerSmith that can be used for adapting another recipe to your equipment, creating a larger or smaller recipe or even adjusting your efficiency numbers. Most often you are scaling a recipe to match your equipment setup – but this article is going to cover several possible […]

Efficiency is an important number to understand for all grain beer brewing. Your system efficiency determines the original gravity of the beer as well as how much grain is required to develop a given recipe. Understanding the difference between mash and brewhouse efficiency is also important – as it also drives the grains required. Efficiency […]

Brewhouse Efficiency for All Grain Beer Brewing

by Brad Smith on October 26, 2008 · 34 comments

Brewhouse efficiency is a term that causes some confusion for first time all grain brewers. This week we take a look at how to calculate brewhouse efficiency and mash efficiency for all grain beer brewing.

All grain brewers can be obsessive about the efficiency of their brewing system. This week we will look at 5 methods you can use to improve your overall brewhouse efficiency to get the most out of your all grain brewing session.