Hello, I did my first BIAB yesterday and am getting a little confused about the water quantity. I ended up with what looks like a 62.3% efficiency.
I wanted to make a 20L batch
I had a recipe which said I needed 25.88L in the boil to be left with 21.88 for fermentation. I mashed with 24L and intended to sparge with 7 based on the predicted 15% boil off rate.
I have ended up with 23.5L in my fermentation pot (planned for 21.9). I actually got just over 5% for the boil rate so had more water than planned, Because of this I only sparged with 5L in the end instead of the 7 I’d put on the recipe.
This was still too much as I’m way over. The recipe from brewfather says to get these volumes with the 15% boil off I had, I need this water, but it didn’t work out like that on the day!
Anyone able to point out what I’m doing wrong?
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