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HopOnHops 01-12-2013 01:58 PM

Malt conditioning... It works
So u tried milling my own grains a few batches ago, it turned out terrible. My mill gave an inconsistent crush and the hulls were totally shredded. I got a stuck sparge and ultra low efficiency. I was using the crappiest corona mill possible btw...

I still had one batch of grain left and decided to try malt conditioning... OH MY GOD. Somehow the crush seems consistent, only the endosperm is crushed finely and the hulls are in very good shape. I'm brewing today but I hope to have a good sparge and possibly better efficiency than I got from the LHBS mill... Fingers crossed

barhoc11 01-12-2013 02:24 PM

Conditioning malt is one of the BEST things you can do to get a solid efficiency AND guard a little bit against stuck sparges. I don't know why more people don't do it.

redman67 01-12-2013 02:33 PM

I havent looked back since i started conditioning

jasonsbeer 01-12-2013 10:18 PM

Definate +1

Clonefan94 01-12-2013 10:30 PM

Yup, adds about 10 minutes the night before my brew. Saves at least 1/2 an hour during my first runoff and then the batch sparge. I don't see myself ever not conditioning the grain.

bigbeergeek 01-12-2013 10:34 PM

I don't condition my malt and I get 89% efficiency, crush the s#!t outta my grains with my BC, and never have issues with runoff/stuck sparges, even with wits, rye ales etc. Very glad it helps those who need it! :mug:

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