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Old 08-28-2007, 06:11 PM   #1
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I just adjusted my mill gap and I don't have a feeler gauge to measure the gap.
I think I have read some where to adjust the mill to "a round 1 o'clock" so that is what I'm going with, unless any one has any ideas.

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Old 08-28-2007, 06:15 PM   #2
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My BC was fine with the factory crush...I got 83% efficiency last time, even with a measly sparge. Why are you adjusting it?

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I didn't like the crush I got with my BC with the factory setting of .039". I set it to .037" and the crush looked a lot better (86% eff. w/batch sparge). You can go to any autoparts store and get a set of feeler gauges for under $5.

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I adjusted mine as well to about .036. A feeler gauge is a good idea.

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Huh. If I can squeeze out a couple extra efficiency points, then why not.

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I set it to .037" and the crush looked a lot better (86% eff. w/batch sparge). You can go to any autoparts store and get a set of feeler gauges for under $5.
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I adjusted mine as well to about .036. A feeler gauge is a good idea.
Dang, the very first time I used my crusher the mash got stuck with the mine set at .039, Lautering was a Beotch. I had to turn it up to .41 for subsequent brews. Makes think I should fool around a bit more with the settings.
I have been fooling around with milling the wheat at .038 and then tossing in some rice hulls as an insurance policy.
Purchase the feeler gauge, you be glad you did!
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I just adjusted my mill gap and I don't have a feeler gauge to measure the gap.
I think I have read some where to adjust the mill to "a round 1 o'clock" so that is what I'm going with, unless any one has any ideas.
Neither do I, and I though the crush was too fine, so mine is at 1 o'clock and I'm getting in the 80's on efficiency. You should be good to go.
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I've been thinking about adjusting my Barley Crusher lately, but I get around 80% at factory settings. I suppose better efficiency means saving money, so I could always play around with different gap settings.

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I have mine set at .035 and I just hit 85% when I sparged.

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I decided that if I set mine up just a tick to .037, it should help with efficiency just enough and still help me avoid stuck sparges.

Then I remembered I don't own a Barley Crusher.

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