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Old 12-15-2013, 09:57 AM   #1
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:58 AM   #2
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Incase the first pic didn't come out good.

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Old 12-15-2013, 10:14 AM   #3
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Looks good to me. Maybe a little too fine unless you are doing biab. But I'd still use it.

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Old 12-15-2013, 11:08 AM   #4
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It looks pretty good to me. Like above, maybe a little too much flour.

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I think it looks good but the real test is conversion and lautering. If it converts in the mash, that's good. If you can't lauter and drian the mash tun or you get a stuck sparge, that's bad but the finer you can crush without plugging up the drain of the mash tun the better your efficiency will be.

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Old 12-15-2013, 11:45 AM   #6
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The fine parts look plenty well crushed. It doesn't look real floury to me. OTOH there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of husk material in there, which you need for a good drain bed. It's hard to tell, given the resolution of those photos, whether or not some of those larger pieces may be unbroken grains.

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Old 12-15-2013, 08:13 PM   #7
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There weren't any uncrushed grain, it looked more on the over crushed side to me. I'm brewing today so we'll see how it converted, I already did the mash and had no trouble with stuck sparges. I'll do the math in a little while to check the efficiency. This is the first use of my mill so I'm sure it'll lighten up on its own over time.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:50 AM   #8
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How intact are the hulls, they're hard to see in the pics. If not, rice hulls are a good idea.

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There seemed to be a lot of intact hulls.

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