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Offline mugsfull

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Calculating Mash Efficiency
« on: October 19, 2011, 07:45:28 AM »
I'm new to BeerSmith and very frustrated trying to get the right numbers for my Partial Mash. 

I use 6 lbs @ 1.00 - 1.25 lbs/qt.  I mash with about 6qts water.  I fly sparge with 3 gallons.  I end up with about 4 gallons of 1.054 wort. 

Beer smith tells me my measured mash eff is 0%.  On another recipe it tells me I got 13%. 

In other calculators I'm around 85% with my mini mash. 

I tried setting up my equipment profile and messing with the mash tab.  I just don't see a profile for a 2.5 gallon cooler and a small fly sparge setup. 

is there anyone who can help me adjust my profiles or recipie entries?  Thanks!

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Re: Calculating Mash Efficiency
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2012, 03:56:50 PM »
Recently I posted a video on my blog about just this subject.  The video discuses some common pitfalls when measuring efficiency:
http://woodlandbrew.blogspot.com/2012/10/brew-house-efficiency.html

What was your final volume of wort?  2.5 gallons?  If so then your efficiency was 64%
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