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Old 06-05-2009, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default Milling grain, help please

heya,

I got 20lbs of 2row today and the vendor did not read the commest that I wanted it milled. (yay).

so now i have to do this. I do not have a mill, and i have never done it.

how can I simply accomplish this with minimal $ and not waste these grains, or not have to buy a mill?


thanks

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Old 06-06-2009, 12:24 AM   #2
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1 - find a LHBS that has a mill
2 - find someone on the board who has a mill
3 - build a grain mill from a pasta maker
4 - mod a corona mill (sorry, no link)

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Old 06-06-2009, 01:00 AM   #3
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I'm sure you want to brew soon and this won't really help, but you should contact your supplier to see if they can send you off some milled grain

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I went out and got me a craft pasta mill from michaels... gonna rig this up this weekend :-)

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Wine bottle or heavy rolling pin... put some grain in a large ziplock bag, flatten, and crush. It won't be a great crush, but you wanted cheap. It will definitely take some time, too.

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Make sure you really score the crap out of those rollers, you really can't over-score them. The more texture they have the faster they'll pull the grain through.

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Wine bottle or heavy rolling pin... put some grain in a large ziplock bag, flatten, and crush. It won't be a great crush, but you wanted cheap. It will definitely take some time, too.

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20 pounds with a rolling pin?
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How about a quick pulse on the blender? Small quantities, probably take a LONG time but it's less of a workout than the rolling pin and probably higher eff.

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i would like to see someone try to get through that 20 lbs with a rolling pin, i could already see the frustration setting in and the inevitable freak out and roller throw.

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OK, Kronin never mentioned crushing all 20 lbs. at once, but did mention wanting a cheap solution without buying a mill. I'm open to better options.

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