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JLubbert 11-10-2011 12:26 AM

good rule of thumb for a good grain crush:
 
hello everyone:

i am posting this to know exactly what do we seek when we crush the grain... i have only crushed grain once and i think i got it too crushed.

any thoughts are VERY welcome!!!

regards
JLubbert

wilserbrewer 11-10-2011 12:47 AM

IMO simply put, a good crush will fully expose the interior of the grain while doing as little damage as possible to the outside of the grain. Any whole grains or mostly intact grains that the interior is not easily available to be rinsed in the mash is bad, and will yield a lower efficiency.

shutupjojo 11-10-2011 01:06 AM

First I condition my malt with water the I set the gap of my mill with a credit card. The thickest one in my wallet. Usually my Chase one. Puts me at about 75% eff. and I don't want to be more than that.

JLubbert 11-10-2011 01:11 AM

what do you mean by condition your malt with water?

bigbeergeek 11-10-2011 01:13 AM

Crush it 'til you're scared. You need to get the starch outta the husks -- conventional wisdom holds that crushing the hell outta the grain is the way to go! As long as your sparge flows and you don't taste tannins, crush away. I absolutely pulverize my grain and brew award winning beer (blue ribbon at the Los Angeles County Fair this year with an Imperial Red). 75% eff is nice. 89% is nicer still. My 0.02.

bigbeergeek 11-10-2011 01:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JLubbert (Post 3472385)
what do you mean by condition your malt with water?

use the search feature. ;)

JLubbert 11-10-2011 01:41 AM

okayy :o

CanadianQuaffer 11-10-2011 04:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigbeergeek (Post 3472393)
use the search feature. ;)

Orrrrr, someone could just tell him since it was brought up in this thread?

Just a suggestion. ;)

TimT 11-10-2011 04:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CanadianQuaffer (Post 3473024)
Orrrrr, someone could just tell him since it was brought up in this thread?

Just a suggestion. ;)

I love this guy so so much awesome on his site ->
http://www.braukaiser.com/wiki/index...t_Conditioning


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