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Old 03-29-2012, 06:46 PM   #71
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Mine's set to .024" & works nicely.


If your mill gums up, you used too much water.

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Old 07-31-2013, 05:00 AM   #72
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Once conditioned, do you mill right into the MT or into another bucket first?

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Old 08-19-2013, 07:09 PM   #73
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Typically, I crush the night before brewing.
I never crush directly into my tun.
I always crush into a bucket, lined with a bag.

I found this method to be a good idea, on two occasions...

Once, a bolt fell out of my mill base & dropped into the grain.
With the bag, I could easily reach in & pluck out the bolt...
Without it, I would have had to sift through a hot mash tun.
(I always slowly add milled grain to a tun of water, to avoid air pockets & dough balls.)

Another time, my mill bound up & I couldn't get it to continue grinding, without a susbstantial amount of time spent on cleaning & maintenance.
Had I ground into my tun, my mash would have already been started & be too hot, for a correct mash temp.

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Old 09-05-2013, 08:37 PM   #74
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So I tried this for the first time today. Approx three ounces of water with 12 lbs of grain applied last night and just milled....AMAZING!!!! Lets just say I wasn't sure how this would work and I was more than surprised. I'll let all know efficiency tonight (tightened rollers)

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Old 09-05-2013, 11:03 PM   #75
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After reading this thread, I sure don't want to piss anybody off. Would the conditioning of grain help people doing biab? Thanks!

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Old 09-05-2013, 11:24 PM   #76
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I know you guys mentioned if it is wet, too much water was applied.

Any issues with rusting on the mills?

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Reserve a half pound of base malt before you condition the rest, and run it through the mill at the end of the crush...

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I know you guys mentioned if it is wet, too much water was applied.

Any issues with rusting on the mills?
If done correctly, you won't have rusting issues, because the husks will have soaked up the moisture, before you've ground your grain.
Basically, it makes the husks somewhat leathery or pliable & makes them more resistant to tearing.
Consequently, they are more intact & able to be better utilized as a replacement for the addition of rice hulls, or other extraction aids.
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