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Old 01-26-2012, 10:29 PM   #1
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Default Corona mill crush test

I have been testing my corona mill to get it dialed in for a good crush, I want to know what I should be looking for? Here is a pic of what I think is decent so far
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:31 PM   #2
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You can probably crush quite a bit finer, it looks like some are uncrushed... They say to tighten it as far as you dare, then give it a couple more turns !

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Old 01-26-2012, 10:39 PM   #3
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Haha yes I hear but I don't want powdery dough in my mash right? Sparge might get stuck

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Old 01-26-2012, 10:52 PM   #4
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You can go quite a bit finer than that and not get a stuck sparge with most systems. Crank it down a couple of turns.

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Old 01-26-2012, 11:03 PM   #5
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I'll give it a shot, I did put one washer on each screw though to give it some more play power

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Old 01-26-2012, 11:11 PM   #6
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looks too coarse to me, with my corona i cranked it really hard, used it and get stuck sparge, then with next brew i loosen it just a little bit (1/10 of a turn or so) and it was perfect, i was surprised how fast mash tun drained, efficience was close to 80% but i had a hard time to say that difference in the crash was noticeable, i guess you should experiment a little. Also how fine you can go depends on your tune as well so you will get very little help on fine tuning your crash from people on the forum

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Old 01-26-2012, 11:31 PM   #7
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Is it ok if the husks are pretty finely shredded?

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Old 01-26-2012, 11:35 PM   #8
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Haha yes I hear but I don't want powdery dough in my mash right? Sparge might get stuck
Haha yes, but you also don't want to make 2% abv...CRUSH MORE
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:45 PM   #9
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Ideally you want the husks mainly intact (open but intact). They help to serve as a filter to keep from getting a stuck sparge.

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Thanks for the replies! I played with it and ended up with this.

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