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I think that the issue is how both are calculated. http://www.brewersfriend.com/brewhouse-efficiency/ is not accounting for losses in your equipment while beersmith is accounting for losses. I think if you took out the losses in beersmith, you would get the same efficiency as brewersfriend.


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Gauging efficiency with 100% accuracy is not something you can really do from one brew to the next. You should certainly pay attention to it, and make small adjustments accordingly. Over time, you'll be able to accurately predict efficiency with your system for a specific recipe. Even then, there are some variables you don't have as much control over; water ...


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Mash efficiency calculators are just an estimate based on an average yield on a specific grain. They have a really wide range of results because they assume a perfect mash, with ideal crush, ph, water grain ratio, lauter technic etc. Once your brewhouse effeciency % is determined if those variables change your % will change. To do it right they really need ...


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I do BIAB and my efficiency has varied around 70% from 65% to 75%. I've found that something as simple as stirring my mash 3 times in the 60 minute rest and not stirring it can affect that number greatly. You're outside of the realms of common efficiencies in what you're doing. Certainly I know of people using Beersmith who have efficiencies into the ...


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"... so far above an efficiency that BeerSmith is aware of" I'm not exactly sure what you mean by this, I'm positive BeerSmith is aware of efficiencies above 73%. It's very common to get higher efficiency on low-alcohol beers with smaller mashes since you're running proportionally more sparge water through each unit of volume of the mash bed, giving ...


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Seems I was using Pro Mash at the very beginning with what was then a then a brand spankin new 286 computer... I vaguely remember that it worked well but was not that intuitive. I believe that was around version 1.2. So for most of you, that was like back in the stone age.... For many years I did all the calculations by hand. It wasn't until I started ...



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