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I, too, was always coming up a few points short on my OG. My epiphany was an article in BYO magazine (I think) that explained the need to adjust recipes for one's own equipment and efficiency. My experience lead me to believe that recipes generally use a 72-75% efficiency value, which could explain why those are the defaults in brewing software. I scaled ...


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First, when a recipe says 5 gallons that generally refers to post-boil volume into the fermenter. This is how kits do it and I think public recipes in like BYO or zymurgy follow the convention. That said, I'm curious about your numbers. Could you give more detail about the recipe you were brewing for those example volumes? Is this for the mentioned 11 ...


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Change that batch sparge to a fly sparge if you can. Use a good false bottom with little dead space (something like this works great: http://morebeer.com/products/stainless-steel-false-bottom-12-diameter.html). Also remember that the sparge needs even, unidirectional flow to get the sugars away from the grain. Never stir it if you don't absolutely have to. ...



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