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Old 09-07-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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Default Another, "hows my crush?" thread

I guys, I've been struggling with my efficiency and hitting OG.

What's your opinion on this crush? It's from a MM 2.0 3 roller



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Old 09-07-2012, 08:48 PM   #2
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From the small picture, looks ok to me

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Old 09-07-2012, 09:04 PM   #3
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What did you set the gap to? It looks like the grain was crushed, but (as already pointed out) with the small picture, it's impossible to say anything more. If you didn't check/set the gap, do so. If you don't have a set of feeler gauges, go to Sears (or your local auto parts store) and pick up a set.

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stupid HBT app. Sorry bout that guys. I thought it uploaded a large file. Lets try this:



This came from a 21lb grain bill of 1lb crystal 10, 4lbs victory, 16lbs 2row.

Target og @ 70% eff was 1.050.

OG was 1.045, corrected for temp. My volumes were spot on as well....im getting frustrated....

Golddiggie: I am going to get a set of feeler gauges and measure the gap. Im currently running the factory setting which is supposed to be .042ish I believe...

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My volumes were spot on as well
How are you measuring volume?

Are you correcting for different volumes based on different temperatures throughout the process?
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It looks like there are some hulls still intact. The gap sounds kind of large, my Barley Crusher factory setting was .039.

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How are you measuring volume?

Are you correcting for different volumes based on different temperatures throughout the process?
Im using the sight glass on my Boilermakers.

As far as correcting for temp, I use the 4% shrink rule in beersmith.

Im definitely gonna grab some feeler gauges tonight
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I'd set it to .039" for the next batch and see how things come out.

I'd also get a refractometer for at least your OG readings. Get one with ATC (automatic temperature compensation) and you don't need to worry about it.

My first refractometer was one that Bobby_M sells. I've since gone and spent the extra money to get far more accurate refractometers. Using a refractometer also means the amount you need to use for a gravity reading is reduced by a large factor. I reserve 1oz from the batch before pitching the yeast, and another 1oz sample post fermentation. Even that is far more than I need for readings. Compare that with how much you need for your hyrdometer.

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Ditto on the refractometer. Just be sure to calibrate it often with distilled water.

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