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Old 02-24-2012, 10:08 PM   #1
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Default Barley crusher what size gap is best?

Nobody have a proffered gap spacing they use with there crusher? I read that 1 and 1 o'clock settings work well somewhere on here. Any suggestions?

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Old 02-24-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:16 PM   #3
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I mill to 0.037". My mill does not have an adjustment knob that will read a 1 o'clock setting; I adjust the spacing using a set of feeler gauges.

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Old 02-24-2012, 10:18 PM   #4
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I have mine set to .029" according to a feeler gauge. Never had a stuck sparge and get good extraction.

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Old 02-24-2012, 11:07 PM   #5
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.36 here. Probably will adjust tighter again in the future.

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Old 02-24-2012, 11:25 PM   #6
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0,028 with feeler gage for BIAB

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Old 02-25-2012, 12:15 AM   #7
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This is almost like asking shoe size...it depends on personal preference as well as how you are lautering...what works for some may not work for others

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Old 02-25-2012, 04:34 PM   #8
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I just adjusted mine a little tighter last weekend, I had been getting a consistent 79% efficiency but have had some wheats at 79% and some down to 70% so I figured I'd adjust it, and I know it probably wasn't the crush, but I think it couldn't hurt. Haven't used it with the new setting, I basically used a credit card and adjusted till it could still slide in and out a bit easy. I wouldn't say it's fully 1'oclock but maybe halfway to it. I will be trying it tomorrow if the winds don't keep up so crazy (outside with a propane burner) and will report back.


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My wheats always drop 5-10% effeciency depending on how much Wheat I use; A wheat wine will be 10%.

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Old 02-25-2012, 05:06 PM   #10
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I have no feeler gages (but I need to get some). I crushed, it looked a little under-crushed so I tightened and crushed again. It looked good but I had a stuck sparge. I backed off the next batch and it worked great. I'm curious to know what the spacing is now.

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