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Old 04-17-2012, 01:49 PM   #1
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Default Grain Mill Cleaning? I gummed up my rollers!

So I tried my first attempt at conditioning the grain by lightly spraying a small amount of water on the grain and mixing well, letting set for 20 minutes until it just felt leathery, not moist and then milled.

Well maybe I still overdid the water because after crushing 11 lbs of grain my Barley Crusher rollers are gummed up with grain residue. I tried brushing it off with a stiff bristled plastic brush and it's not working. Seems soaking would be the only way to remove the caked on residue.

What should I do? If the rollers cake with residue the next crush will be too fine.

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Let it dry completely for a few days, then try to run a pound or so of grain through... It will probably come off on its own.

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Let it dry completely for a few days, then try to run a pound or so of grain through... It will probably come off on its own.
have you tried this? My rollers are caked as if in dried concrete!
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That sounds like the logical next step. Thanks. I'll report back.
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have you tried this? My rollers are caked as if in dried concrete!
I have never "wetted" my grain. But I have crushed roasted hemp seeds. They are pretty oily and jammed up my rollers pretty good. I ran what grain I could get through the mill and let it sit for day. The next day I came back and ran some more grain through and it all came out.
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I have never "wetted" my grain. But I have crushed roasted hemp seeds. They are pretty oily and jammed up my rollers pretty good. I ran what grain I could get through the mill and let it sit for day. The next day I came back and ran some more grain through and it all came out.
Well then next time I mill it just might self clean! I'm going to see what a wire brush does in the mean time. Thanks.
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