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Old 03-27-2008, 09:15 PM   #1
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Ok, I got it a few weeks ago, but life's been kicking my ass and I haven't had a chance to brew. At any rate, the instructions say to grind 1/2 lb of grain and toss it. I'm sorry, but I don't think I can do that... Will it explode a rip into the space-time continuum if I don't? Maybe I"ll just grind up some rice

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Old 03-27-2008, 09:18 PM   #2
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That is to get any metal shavings and oil that are on the rollers cleaned off. You could make a beer with those if you want, personally I wouldn't.

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Old 03-27-2008, 09:24 PM   #3
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Mine is hopefully waiting for me at home....
Good thing I have some random grains laying around...some rather old...

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Old 03-27-2008, 09:26 PM   #4
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That is to get any metal shavings and oil that are on the rollers cleaned off. You could make a beer with those if you want, personally I wouldn't.
You'll go though that much just fine tuning your crush. It will clean the rollers for you.

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Old 03-27-2008, 09:28 PM   #5
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Rolled oats through the rollers would probably work just fine.

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Well, I do have 1/5lb of rauchmalt that's almost 2yrs old now... that'll have to do...

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OOPS...I guess if I had read the instructions I would have seen that.
I didnt crush and throw away, I crushed and went straight into the mash tun.
Oh well, I didnt notice any metal shavings or off flavors...maybe I got lucky.

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I ordered a barley crusher today, which I consider to be a milestone in my brewing career. A boy never forgets his first mill...

I've got some funky old Crystal 30L that's been sitting in my garage for a year...that ought to suffice for cleaning the rollers.

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OOPS...I guess if I had read the instructions I would have seen that.
I didnt crush and throw away, I crushed and went straight into the mash tun.
Oh well, I didnt notice any metal shavings or off flavors...maybe I got lucky.
Yeah I did the same thing. Pulled it out of the box, ran 28# thru it and into the mash tun.
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Old 04-05-2008, 11:26 AM   #10
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Your got instructions with yours?!? Do they provide any useful/meaningful information?

I just got mine a couple weeks ago from NB. No instructions.

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