60% Efficency - what is wrong?

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Re: 60% Efficency - what is wrong?

Unread postby gandalf the brew » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:35 pm

First of all too finer crush can result in dough balls, it also can cause a stuck sparge, also the final wort could be darker than you wanted.The plus side of a finer crush is that it can improve efficency.
What I prefer is to crack the hull and expose the starch without completely breaking up the husk.

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Re: 60% Efficency - what is wrong?

Unread postby HobbyBrauer » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:49 am

I will toss this out there as a word of caution. Do not assume setting a mill gap to a certain width will correlate with a certain efficiency. The crush is very dependent not only on the gap but the style of rollers and driving speed. For example, I use a MattMill Kompakt love the mill but took a long time to dial in. I tried setting the gap at 1.2mm but had dough balls all day. Dialed it up to 1.4mm and now have a consistent 80% efficiency. I use a gear motor to power so my speed is consistent at 60 rpm for anyone wondering. Just my .02
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