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Old 12-15-2011, 07:24 PM   #1151
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Naah..
I used to use a Corona mill. Played with the gap till the grains looked right, and that worked great. Got consistent efficiency.
Now with the new Crankandstein I'll play with the gap a couple times until it's perfect and then forget about it. The numeric value of the gap doesn't matter. If it's right it's right.

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Old 12-15-2011, 08:13 PM   #1152
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Naah..
I used to use a Corona mill. Played with the gap till the grains looked right, and that worked great. Got consistent efficiency.
Now with the new Crankandstein I'll play with the gap a couple times until it's perfect and then forget about it. The numeric value of the gap doesn't matter. If it's right it's right.
I tend to agree. Once it's set and you know your efficiency, the gap really doesn't matter. I was asking for my own benefit :-P
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:50 PM   #1153
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I'll agree the gap number isn't of any value... unless you want to discuss it.

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Old 12-15-2011, 08:58 PM   #1154
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I'll agree the gap number isn't of any value... unless you want to discuss it.
Of course!
And I have asked about the same myself so I should find out. I'll see if I can find some measuring device at work and put a number to "about right"
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:47 PM   #1155
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I'll see if I can find some measuring device at work and put a number to "about right"
Thanks. I'm interested in seeing what gap systems like the Braumeister seem to work best with.

I've used .035 forever on my conventional systems with good results. I gather the "brew-in-a-bucket" crowd benefits from a coarser grind to reduce the tendency of "fountaining" and "channeling". I'm beginning to brew with a similar technology and I'm just trying to save some experiemental time working this piece out. No need to plow ground others have done before...

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Old 12-17-2011, 06:39 PM   #1156
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doing my first brew on the braumeister. phase 3!!! i would like to pause the program and give it a quick stir. how the heck do i pause and restart everything? ive read the instructions but they don't help much. thanks

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Old 12-17-2011, 06:46 PM   #1157
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It's easy just press the start/stop buttons together and it pauses the program. It ask the question continue after that and just press the relevant key continue is displayed.
I load mine upto 12kg of grain on the 50litre unit but the grain needs stirring 2 or 3 times.

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Old 12-17-2011, 06:47 PM   #1158
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thank you sir. appreciate it

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Old 12-17-2011, 07:00 PM   #1159
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Your Welcome! Oh I also give the malt pipe a 90 degree turn I haven't taken any measurements with or without doing this but my thinking is the pumps will be directing the flow in another part of the grain bed. So far I haven't had any problems with the rubber ring coming of as this was an initial concern.

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Old 12-17-2011, 07:19 PM   #1160
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Measured my mills gap today by stacking paper and inserting the stack until it was tight. Then used calipers to measure the stack.

1.4mm or 0.055"

I think I'll tighten it a liiitle bit before the next brew.

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