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Old 06-25-2012, 01:04 PM   #11
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I see you're in KS. If you're near KC we can meet up some time and you can use my mill. It's a corona set up using some of the ideas from this site. I used it for my first all grain this past Tuesday and am pleased with how it worked. I don't have a drill set up yet, but 16# shouldn't be too bad. If you're interest send me a PM.

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Old 06-28-2012, 01:17 PM   #12
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A blender will work fine. 1 cup at a time. Pulse for 2 to 3 seconds a few times per cup. It won't take long and you will get the feel for it. I had the same issue before. It will take you about an hour.

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Old 06-28-2012, 02:08 PM   #13
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Personally I would contact midwest if you ordered crushed grain. If you did order uncrushed on accident, hold onto them until you can get access to a mill and reorder, as someone else stated. Uncrushed grain will keep for quite a while.

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Old 06-28-2012, 02:39 PM   #14
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get a tamper tool and beat the hell out of the grain in a 5 gallon paint strainer bag. You can easily make one with spare lumber.

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Old 06-28-2012, 04:24 PM   #15
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Start a charity drive and take pledges. If you get enough pledges, then crush each grain individually with a pair of needle nose pliers.

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Old 06-28-2012, 06:31 PM   #16
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Start a charity drive and take pledges. If you get enough pledges, then crush each grain individually with a pair of needle nose pliers.
Done that. Got it down. Dip the pliers in fresh beeswax first and you'll tear fewer hulls.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:39 PM   #17
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dump the bag of grain onto the driveway------>
Put on "Clogs" or tapdancing shoes------->
Play "Can't Touch This" and "Too Legit" while dancing like MC Hammer on top of said grains, wearing said shoes---->
????------>
PROFIT (and/or "Hammer Time")

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Old 06-28-2012, 09:40 PM   #18
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dump the bag of grain onto the driveway------>
Put on "Clogs" or tapdancing shoes------->
Play "Can't Touch This" and "Too Legit" while dancing like MC Hammer on top of said grains, wearing said shoes---->
????------>
PROFIT (and/or "Hammer Time")
Parachute pants required as well?
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:49 PM   #19
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Pfft. You're not desperate until you've milled with your paper shredder.


http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/paper-shredder-mill-203515/

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That's a lot of f'ing grain to do it this way, but you can use one of the dough rollers. It is not the best grind, but I'll work. Get ready for a lot of sweating.

The first time I bought grain I forgot to have it ground at the store. By the time I noticed it they were closed and wouldn't open again until the following Monday.

Put a thin clean kitchen rag on a cookie sheet, a l ayer of grain over it, and another clean thin rag over the grain. The I used the roller to break it up applying as much weight on it as possible.

I never new so much sweat could drench down one's forehead.

Luckily it was only 1# of grain (it was an extract recipe) and a buddy came over to participate in the brewing activities, so we took turns to rest the back, shoulders and arms.

The brew came out great. God only knows how much better it would've come out had we had the grain crushed properly...

But hey, it worked!

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