Just mashed in and noticed these little shreds of plastic(like thin sheet plastic) in the grains. Like the same size you'd find paper after it's been through a shredder. The longest piece I saw was about 3.5 inches. The smaller ones I picked out were about 3/4". I picked out a few and said screw the rest. Did notice stems too for the first time.
I know the plastic is not normal and I'm trying not to be mad about that, but are the stalks normal?
Btw, this order was pre crushed and from brewmasterswarehouse.com. I think I might switch who I get my ingredients from.