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Old 10-16-2008, 01:39 AM   #1
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Default Buying milled grains.

I am thinking of brewing my first all grain batch this weekend. I do not have a grain mill. I have read some posts which discuss how inefficient milled grains from HBS are. I was wondering if there is a way to crush the grains without a mill to make them more efficient?

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Old 10-16-2008, 01:42 AM   #2
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Use their mill.
Your first AG...even the worst store crush is going to be better than your rolling pin.

If it really looks like ****....ask them to run it again.

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Thanks for the info. I will give the store milled a go!

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Old 10-16-2008, 09:29 AM   #4
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i always buy store milled grain. but i go to a store that mills it well, you could be less lucky

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I always buy milled grain from my LHBS. I could probably do it better if I got a good grain mill and worked with it. You can't beat the convience if they give you a good (or decent) grind.

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Old 10-16-2008, 01:51 PM   #6
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I think a few people may have had bad experiences - but for the other 95% of us, our LHBS does just fine.

I bought my own mill not because of the crush, but because I wanted to save some time waiting around the homebrew store when I could be at home drinkin a beer.

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What about online stores? Which ones should we avoid or which would you recommend for given a good crush?

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Typically, I buy from my LBHS and mill grains twice with their mill, just for peace of mind. If i get pre-milled grains (just 2-row), I'll mill it once myself with their mill.

FWIW...

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I know it's best to go to my LHBS, but unfotunately, it's not all that local. It's an 80 mile round trip for me, plus they are organic (santa cruz..) so they charge more. So higher prices with gas for 80 miles... I think I'll look online, if anyone has suggestions.

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AustinHomeBrew has a pretty good crush, made a great porter from their AG kit.

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