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Old 09-05-2014, 05:51 PM   #1
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Default Why not pulverize your grain?

If we are trying to extract the sugars etc. from the grains, why not mill everything to a large sand (not quite flour). The "milled grains" I've encountered store bought look like only MOST have been cracked and could probably use another run through the mill. Why aren't grains broken down further??

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Old 09-05-2014, 05:54 PM   #2
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stuck sparges, BIAB people mill it down that fine.

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Old 09-05-2014, 05:54 PM   #3
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Cuz you need enough pieces to make a filter bed to keep husk material out of brew kettle.

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stuck sparges, BIAB people mill it down that fine.
This may be slightly , but I've never thought about this before - If you are doing BIAB (like I do), why not go for a much finer grind? Interesting...
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stuck sparges, BIAB people mill it down that fine.
Excellent! I plan to BIAB!
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Cuz you need enough pieces to make a filter bed to keep husk material out of brew kettle.
I assume you are talking about a bed to prevent these from clogging?:

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This may be slightly , but I've never thought about this before - If you are doing BIAB (like I do), why not go for a much finer grind? Interesting...


I like where this is going...

I guess if you BIAB, you only have to beat the mesh size of your bags

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does the possibility of dough balls increase as your mill finer?

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Old 09-05-2014, 06:17 PM   #9
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I thought there could be issues with tannins being extracted as well.

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I thought there could be issues with tannins being extracted as well.
Nope - tannins only get extracted when the pH is too high (above 6?) to my knowledge.
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