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gregblatz 02-13-2010 04:42 PM

Milling Rye
Hi All,
I just received my first mill and I am making a Rye PA. Any consideration in milling the rye? Should I adjust the mill for the rye or just run it through with the barley?

Thanks for your help.

Augie 02-13-2010 04:45 PM

When I did one I just ran it with the rest of the grains and the beer came out OK. I am sure others will chime in but I had no issue

kmack747 02-13-2010 04:54 PM

I normally just run it through with all of my other grains.

rhutter 02-14-2010 03:45 PM

Should just depend on the grain size - the mill is probably factory set for a conservative barley crush so as not to make the grist too fine. If the rye is about the same size I agree with everyone else - just run it through without adjustment.

carp 02-16-2010 12:17 AM

I run it through my Barley Crusher at factory setting, same as for barley malt.

TheFlatline 02-16-2010 02:34 AM

Just ran 5 lbs of rye malt through my LHBS mill. Asked if I should mill it, the guy said "how else are you going to get all the good stuff inside into your beer?"

thelorax121 02-17-2010 01:27 PM

I personally double mill my wheat and rye. Just run the grain bill through the mill without the wheat/rye, then put the rye through 2-3 times till I am satisfied with the crush (since there are no husks to worry about, I try to get it a fine as possible), and this way I don't have to keep readjusting the mill.

bendavanza 02-18-2010 01:43 PM

Rye is typically smaller than barley, so if it's just there for flavor, you will get some with a normal crush but if you want to get your $ worth out of it I'd double / triple mill rye or tighten your gap whichever seems to get you a good crush. I unknowingly ran rye through LHBS mill once with the rest of the grain mill and it was almost untouched. Now that I have a BC that's no longer a problem.

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