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Hammy71 05-24-2009 06:20 PM

Rice Hulls
I am now a believer..... If you are doing AG....no other way to go. No matter how fast your drainage from your MLT....it'll only get better. Wow...did a stout that a couple of months ago was sooooo slooooow. Today I used two handfuls of the hulls....holy crap. I had to check afterwards to make sure my braid was still attached. wow.....

Greekbeerguy 05-24-2009 08:11 PM

I had the exact same thought yesterday. After a couple stuck sparges, I thought Id give them a shot. A couple of handfuls made a big difference.

Picobrew 05-24-2009 08:18 PM

Are you guys mixing them in evenly with the grains before you mash in, or how do you add them?

karmabrew 05-24-2009 08:23 PM

That was going to be my question! :)

Spludge 05-24-2009 08:34 PM

I add them mixed in with the grains, usually around a 1/2 pd.

Greekbeerguy 05-24-2009 08:34 PM

Yup, once I milled the grain, I threw a couple handfuls in and mixed them in to get a good distribution. Then I mashed in as normal.

InfernoBrews 05-24-2009 08:37 PM

Im brewing a Vanilla Cream ale Right now as i type and I used Ricehulls About 3/4 of a pound and i using roughly 9lb of grain i kinda mix em in the bag of cracke grain then dump it all in my cooler and mix it really good!
I Agree Rice Hulls make a great improvement

Hammy71 05-24-2009 08:41 PM

All I did was throw 2 handfulls (that's Biermuncher terminology....if it's good enough for him it's surely good enough for me....) on top of my crushed grains before I added them to the strike water in my cooler. Nothing scientific about it.....I never really thought much about it....but I saw a bag of the rice hulls at my LBS and I thought...what the heck... Best thing I've done in a while.....

InfernoBrews 05-24-2009 08:48 PM

I must agree i saw a huge diffrence in runoff when i started using the hulls too.

bigzippo 05-24-2009 10:38 PM

How do they work anyway?

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