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Old 05-24-2009, 06:20 PM   #1
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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.....

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Old 05-24-2009, 08:11 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 05-24-2009, 08:18 PM   #3
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Are you guys mixing them in evenly with the grains before you mash in, or how do you add them?

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Old 05-24-2009, 08:23 PM   #4
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That was going to be my question!

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Old 05-24-2009, 08:34 PM   #5
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I add them mixed in with the grains, usually around a 1/2 pd.

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Old 05-24-2009, 08:34 PM   #6
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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.

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Old 05-24-2009, 08:37 PM   #7
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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

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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.....

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

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Old 05-24-2009, 10:38 PM   #10
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How do they work anyway?

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