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Old 08-25-2009, 01:03 AM   #1
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Default Gap setting for Rye

Does anyone have a suggestion for the Barley Crusher gap setting for rye?

How about wheat malts?

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Old 08-25-2009, 01:29 AM   #2
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I haven't used rye malt much, just flake (though I have used some chocolate rye malt).

It's very simular to wheat. You want it to crack but not get to fine with it as it gums up a lot and has no husk.

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I crush everything at .036"

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Thank you very much for your responses.

I've done a rye before - I milled it myself but I'm not sure what the setting was because I just eye-balled it. I am interested in some guidelines for repeatability.

Milling rye at 036 just didn't work for me... the kernels are much smaller than grain and just goes right through. Also - the kernels are HARD... much more so than grain... all those things together got me wondering if I was using the best settings.

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All right, I'm sorry for that. I've milled everything including wheat malt at .036 but not rye.

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All right, I'm sorry for that. I've milled everything including wheat malt at .036 but not rye.
No need to be sorry - I appreciate your feedback.
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I've done rye at .036 with no problems on my 3 roller mill. I've had success brewing a couple of Rye PA's this way.

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