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IXVolt 05-29-2009 06:02 AM

First Time milling grains.. Are these fine enough? (pics)
Just set up my Corona style mill. And looking for some quick feedback before I run a bunch of grain through...

Is this fine enough or can I crank it a little tighter? I noticed most of the husks are torn, but still in fairly large pieces. Does that mean I can grind a little tighter?


killian 05-29-2009 06:11 AM

looks like a nice crush to me.

IXVolt 05-29-2009 06:25 AM

Ok, Thanks for the feedback. I think I might close the gap a bit and see how the husks fare...

scinerd3000 05-29-2009 06:32 AM

i dont see any intact husks. looks good

IXVolt 05-29-2009 06:33 AM

Tightened it again. A lot more fines, but are these husks still ok?


Brewsmith 05-29-2009 06:38 AM

Looks pretty good. I wouldn't go any tighter for now. Run a batch with it and see. If you don't get a stuck mash and efficiency seems reasonable keep it there.

IXVolt 05-29-2009 06:43 AM

I have a large cpvc manifold, so I really doubt It'll get stuck (but you never know). I was more worried with the balance between astringency and efficiency...

Brewsmith 05-29-2009 06:47 AM

Let your taste buds be your guide

wilserbrewer 05-29-2009 12:40 PM

I use a braid and crush on the finer side like pic 2. No experience w/ a manifold so YMMV. You may want to leave it on the coarser side for batch no. 1 and see what kind of flow you get lautering, and tighten the crush as you see fit in the future.

IMO, looks like you know how to use your mill and will do fine.

Saccharomyces 05-29-2009 02:03 PM


Originally Posted by IXVolt (Post 1351487)

That looks like my crush. You didn't steal my mill, did you?? :D

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