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Old 03-29-2007, 06:00 PM   #1
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Got my mash going right now, at 35 minutes 152.5F. I'm afraid northernbrewer didn't crush my maris otter enough. The grain looked a little too whole when I saw it in the bag, but there was alot of debri at the bottom of the bag, so I figured it was fine. Started my mash, and man, it looks pretttty thin for 1.25qt/lb. I scooped up some grain with my spoon and a large amount was lookin whole.

Well, hoping for the best, worst case I have to add some light DME (god I hope not).

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Old 03-29-2007, 06:03 PM   #2
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Northern has been having a bit of a problem with their crush lately. I had to have some reshipped because of this.

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Old 03-29-2007, 06:10 PM   #3
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Sucks man, takes exactly 8 days from when I order for my shipment to get here. I don't have the self-control to wait that long if something doesn't look right. I just wing it and hope for the best.

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Old 03-29-2007, 06:12 PM   #4
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Great, and now it just started raining. Sometimes it seems like the brew gods are out to get me.

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Old 03-29-2007, 07:05 PM   #5
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Austin Homebrew seems to have pretty consistent, and good, crushes from my limited experience. This is only temporary though as I plan on adding a grain mill to my arsenal in a couple months.


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Yea, grain mill is the next step for me too. I've had huge success with northernbrewer. I was raving about them in another thread today. Then I got this in the mail this afternoon. My first runnings were 1.068 at 70F, now I'm batch sparging and we'll see where it goes from here.

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I'm headed up to Northern Brewer's store on Monday. I'll kick some ass for you guys.

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'preciate it, dude. As Walter might say... "it was very un-dude of them"
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Welp, had to add 2lbs of Light DME to get it up to 1.054... but that's cool, at least I'll have beer.

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