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Old 01-08-2013, 06:37 PM   #11
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I would say get a mill of your own anyways if you plan on brewing more than once a year, that way you have complete control over the grain crush and can take that off your worry list with efficiency

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Old 01-08-2013, 07:08 PM   #12
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Thanks for the feedback everyone... I will talk with them to see what's up.. Most people rave about BMW's crush, and since its about all we ever use, we didn't have anything to compare it to.

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Old 01-08-2013, 07:15 PM   #13
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It could have just been a couple bad batches you got. Each hull should be cracked open, ideally. Grab a little handful of 20 or so grain pieces, look to see how many are actually cracked open. If you count half, there you go... your 50% efficiency accounted for.

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Old 01-08-2013, 07:23 PM   #14
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That's the worst crush I've ever seen

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Old 01-08-2013, 07:39 PM   #15
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That's the worst crush I've ever seen
Don't take it personally, dear OP, mr br1dge! Not your fault. Even the same type of grain comes/grows in different sizes, they should adjust their mill accordingly. Just tell them you want all your hulls cracked open. When they are done, grab a little handful, show them what they missed and say you want it all. Or, get your own crusher... will make you happy.
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I just went and checked out the mill personally, and looked over the crush. I will say that I would like it a but better than what I saw coming out though the gap was set to where we have always set it in the past. With that being said I am tightening the gap due to some of the grains having smaller kernels that what is typical for some reason. Hopefully that will help out with any issues with the crush. As far as the picture goes our crushes will always look worse then they are due to the 3 roller mill that we use that keeps the husks in tact much better than a standard 2 roller mill would. Despite that I would like us to have a better crush than the picture looks, so made those changes above.

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some of the grains having smaller kernels than what is typical for some reason.
Many grain farmers have had recent difficult seasons, that would account for the smaller grain size. Grain may be coming from areas that had recent droughts? Thanks Ed, that is excellent customer service. Crush it, crush it, crush it good!!!
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I like to shoot for husks that are intact and endosperm that's chunky and not flower.
(edit to say: Must have Flower Power on the brain )

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I like to shoot for husks that are intact and endosperm that's chunky and not flower.

I really like the way you crush it, it's flour, but whatever, loving it....
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