Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Northern Brewer Grain is not looking so good

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-06-2012, 10:03 PM   #1
Beerfly
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Dorr, MI
Posts: 96
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Northern Brewer Grain is not looking so good

I just got my order from Northern Brewer. Here is a picture of a handful of my rye malt and white wheat malt. Labeled right on the bags "crushed". It's no wonder why the mash efficiency people are reporting is so low.

041.jpg  
__________________
Beerfly is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2012, 10:05 PM   #2
oldskooldawgz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Athens, GA
Posts: 40
Default

Someone is slacking over there that sucks

__________________
oldskooldawgz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2012, 10:14 PM   #3
BeerguyNC61
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Posts: 526
Liked 60 Times on 46 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

That is a bummer! What did NB have to saw? I would be interested in hearing what their response is.....

__________________
BeerguyNC61 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2012, 10:21 PM   #4
two_one_seven
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Chatham, IL
Posts: 704
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Weird, I just got two batches of crushed grain from them and it looks fine, efficiency has been good.

Did you contact them to see if they will replace it with a better crush?

__________________
two_one_seven is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2012, 10:32 PM   #5
PantherCity
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Fort Worth, Tx
Posts: 282
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Both those malts are husk-less. I assume they have their mill optimized for 2-row barley. In the future you could request that they double mill your wheat and rye. I bet regular base malts look fine.

__________________
PantherCity is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2012, 10:53 PM   #6
two_one_seven
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Chatham, IL
Posts: 704
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

It does and that makes total sense. I hope he emailed them and let them know. Bad press for no reason they always make good on their stuff.

__________________
two_one_seven is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2012, 11:00 PM   #7
AnchorBock
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 578
Liked 30 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

No reason to post like this if you haven't even given them the chance to make it right.

__________________
AnchorBock is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2012, 11:01 PM   #8
two_one_seven
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Chatham, IL
Posts: 704
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by anchorbock View Post
no reason to post like this if you haven't even given them the chance to make it right.
+1
__________________
two_one_seven is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2012, 11:05 PM   #9
Mikethepoolguy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Pineville, North Carolina, USA
Posts: 317
Liked 14 Times on 15 Posts

Default

Just the other night I was on a rant about why you should have your own grain mill if you do AG. If you purchase your grain milled by somebody else you have no consistancy. Don't waste your time figuring out efficiency, utilization, or even a recipe for that matter.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not attacking the homebrew stores. But if you buy the exact same recipe from three different places, you will get three different beers.
Also keep in mind that big internet sellers have people working there just filling orders- bags and boxes. They may have no idea what they are putting in the box. If the ticket says (3) #5 on shelf B thats what you will get no matter what it might be. I guarantee it's not the brewing expert heat sealing bags and taping boxes.
Okay thats my rant. Either get your own grain mill or forget about all your other toys and go back to bring extract or else you will never know what you are doing no matter how good you are.

__________________

Wahoo Hunter

Mikethepoolguy is offline
phenry Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-06-2012, 11:10 PM   #10
GinSlinger
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
Posts: 150
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mikethepoolguy View Post
Okay thats my rant. Either get your own grain mill or forget about all your other toys and go back to bring extract or else you will never know what you are doing no matter how good you are.
Does that include those of us who are able to set our own gap/double mill grain at our LHBS?
__________________
GinSlinger is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Northern brewer crush zurcj20 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 22 02-21-2012 07:32 PM
Number 8 All Grain kit from Northern Brewer slothorentropy All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 09-09-2011 03:34 PM
Northern Brewer Lambic kit kpruim01 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 08-10-2010 01:46 AM
northern brewer all grain kit - patersbier nootay All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 05-03-2010 09:55 PM
Looking for Northern Indiana AG Brewer DrunkenSailor All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 9 09-13-2007 07:58 PM