Greetings to djohnston97019 and Pomegranate.
djohnston97019 - Efficiency improves with experience and then it waivers due to those darn variables that are beyond control. Do not get too concerned with efficiency numbers as you cannot drink them. Focus on the beer and enjoy the learning process.
Pomegranate - A few posts earlier I mentioned electric BIAB links here https://www.biabrewer.info/viewforum.php?f=24
Also read some advice on ball valve choice. You can use the search tool in the upper right to look for "ball valve" where you may decide to add one later. If you must transfer hot liquid, there is a correct type of tubing for that and it can be a siphon, rather than connected to a ball valve. As for chilling, you can use a no-chill cube or you can cover your 'kettle' with a sanitized cloth and let it cool to ambient temperature overnight and pitch yeast when the temperature is good to do so. Lots of choices. You can get to beer by whatever combination suits your conditions.
Post #8701 made 2 months ago
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