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Offline Dodge2001

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Big beer BH efficiency
« on: June 07, 2021, 08:02:37 AM »
I haven't brewed a really big beer in years and didn't keep very good notes last time I did. I'm usually in the 76% range. I do recall coming up short on OG the last time I did though. What do you BIAB non-recirc guys see for BH efficiency on your 1.10+ brews??

Offline Kevin58

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Re: Big beer BH efficiency
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2021, 03:14:24 PM »
You will lose efficiency making high gravity beers on any system. When I was doing straight BIAB like you my normal efficiency was around 76% but for those big beers I set it to 60 to 65%. Even then it wouldn't be a bad idea to have a couple pounds of DME on hand. Good luck.
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