A quest of mine to brew a flavorful but quaffable session ale was coming up short. I was getting wonderfully high extract efficiencies, near 90%, but my ordinary bitters, milds and Scottish
Written by Dave Louw
Issue: March-April 2011
There is more to lautering than just rinsing grains with water. You need to consider the design of the mash and lauter system, grain crush, temperature, sparge volume, lauter flow, pH, and more. Take a closer look at ways to maximize the efficiency of your lauter.
Homebrewers have been known to fret over their brewhouse efficiency numbers. Make sure you know the differences, the variables involved, and how to troubleshoot.