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Old 08-07-2011, 06:00 AM   #1
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Default Corona Mill Users -Evaluate my 1st Crush

Finished my Bucket Crushing Station with Corona Mill.

Ran 1/3 lb of 2-row. Thoughts?

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Old 08-07-2011, 06:14 AM   #2
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looks fine ! Test your efficiency.. crush 3 lbs and make a 1 gallon batch
It takes a min to get a corona dialed in but youre looking close !

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Old 08-07-2011, 06:26 AM   #3
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Crush it more says I!!!

I like to push my grind to the limit in the name of high efficiency (89%) but to each their own -- that crush looks good!

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Old 08-07-2011, 08:07 AM   #4
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Why are only corona users allowed to comment on the crush? :0

It looks fine to me, but I don't use a corona, so take that for what it's worth.

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Old 08-07-2011, 04:11 PM   #5
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i'd go a bit tighter, mine looked like that when i had high 60s eff. but everyones brewhouse is gonna be different, so try it with that, test it, go tighter, test it again, see what best fits you!

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Old 08-07-2011, 04:12 PM   #6
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:12 PM   #7
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I agree with everyone else. It isn't bad, but you can crush more.

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Old 08-07-2011, 05:25 PM   #8
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Depends on your mash tun tho. I have been stepping up the crush each time. I have a braid but it's reinforced with notched tubing. It refuses to stick so I keep turning. I was getting 78% eff right off the bat. Last batch not sure because I screwed up my preboil reading somehow but I ended up with SG 1.05 on a predicted 1.04. Problem is at that point it's probably not going to taste the way it's supposed to. Would have been better to leave my crush alone. Consistency is more important than achieving 100.

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Old 08-07-2011, 10:24 PM   #9
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Looks like 75% eff.to me.Thats what i got with it looking like that.I tightend mine a little more since.I think i got 80-85% today and i sorta had a higher OG than intended,hope coopers ale yeast likes 7.7%abv.in my redrye ipa, got a 1.082 hope it gets at least a little below 1.02.

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Old 08-08-2011, 02:36 PM   #10
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I'd go a bit tighter if you're using BIAB, if you're using an actual mash tun then give this a shot and see where it gets you.

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