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Old 05-11-2007, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default I think NB forgot to crush my grains..

And I DON'T have a mill. Any other suggestions other than using a rolling pin and a cutting board?

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Old 05-11-2007, 06:13 PM   #2
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I think someone mentioned a steam roller in another thread...

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Old 05-11-2007, 06:13 PM   #3
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But them in a freezer baggy and then use the roller, it works...

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Old 05-11-2007, 06:15 PM   #4
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If it's a lot of grain, more than two pounds, I'd complain to them and have them ship me crushed. Even doing two pounds with a rolling pin is an absolute PITA, and it's hard to get a good-enough crush. Pisser if it means you can't brew this weekend, though.

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Old 05-11-2007, 06:55 PM   #5
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If it's a lot of grain, more than two pounds, I'd complain to them and have them ship me crushed. Even doing two pounds with a rolling pin is an absolute PITA, and it's hard to get a good-enough crush. Pisser if it means you can't brew this weekend, though.
The crappy thing is I made my starter last night. I guess I could put it in the fridge and complain to NB to see if I can get them to send me crushed grain.

It's 9 lbs worth on one batch and 8 lbs in another.

The steam roller does sound handy though....my neighbor down the street has a small one!!??!!
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Old 05-11-2007, 06:59 PM   #6
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If you use a rolling pin be careful not to break the handle off...or else SWMBO WILL get back at ya...

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Old 05-11-2007, 07:02 PM   #7
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no LHBS close by? Mine has a mill they would let me use if needed.

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Up to a pound or two of specialty grains, I'll just "crush" in a coffee grinder. Sure, it's brutal, but for a pound or two, you aren't too concerned with protecting the husks. Anything more than that, fuggedabouditt...

Wht kind of grains were they? I don't think NB adjusts their mill and my experience has been that some of the smaller grains will be virtually uncrushed. In my case, the problem was with Halcyon Optic.

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He has 17lbs of grain! Definatly complain. I would consider investing in my own mill if I was using that much.....but I can also buy them bulk right downtown.



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The crappy thing is I made my starter last night. I guess I could put it in the fridge and complain to NB to see if I can get them to send me crushed grain.

It's 9 lbs worth on one batch and 8 lbs in another.

The steam roller does sound handy though....my neighbor down the street has a small one!!??!!
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Make sure you specified "crush" on the order or you'll just be a jerk if you complain. If it was their fault, you're still gonna keep these uncrushed and use them sometime right? I doubt they'll want you to ship back.

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