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Old 10-19-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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Default Two handfuls of ground malt

I'm recreating a historic recipe and it calls for "two handfuls of ground malt". I'm thinking that's about 1/3 of a pound of crushed 2row. What do you think?

Any one willing to weigh two handfuls of crushed grain for me?

It could be asking for actual ground grains, but I'm thinking crushed is a better interpretation of it.



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Old 10-19-2012, 09:07 PM   #2
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Uh, why not mill some grain and do some testing? Then take your average.

Does it give any sort of indication how strong the final beer is, or how sweet, etc?



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Old 10-19-2012, 09:13 PM   #3
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It's for a sweet metheglin.
A sweet, herbed, short mead.

I don't have a mill, that's why I'm asking here. Without a better answer I'm going to use my guesstimate.

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A possibly better question for those of you who do mill your own malt.

How much does the volume of grain increase after it is milled?

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How much does the volume of grain increase after it is milled?
The amount of space milled grain takes up is less than unmilled (not more)
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Thanks for making me feel stupi k47k

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Not my intention. Sorry.

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Thanks for making me feel stupi k47k
It helps to spell "stupid" correctly.


Anyway, just weighed "two handfuls" of crushed pale malt. It came out to about 4.5 ounces.

Hope that helps

EDIT: I should add that those were closed handfuls, not open "cupped" handfuls. For whatever that's worth.


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