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Old 11-19-2010, 09:05 PM   #1
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Seems like most people mill their grain in to a bucket then pour that in to their mash tun. Is there a reason for not milling direct in to your mash tun?

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Old 11-19-2010, 09:07 PM   #2
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No. so lonmg as you have a non adjustable or have verified mill gap settings for various malts.

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Old 11-19-2010, 09:16 PM   #3
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For me it'd be time. Why not mill while you're waiting for your mash water to heat up?

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Some folks like to add the grain to the water (instead of water to grain). Milling over hot water probably wouldn't go well.

I mill directly into my mash tun.

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Old 11-19-2010, 09:21 PM   #5
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Some folks like to add the grain to the water (instead of water to grain). Milling over hot water probably wouldn't go well.

I mill directly into my mash tun.
Yup, and I prefer to add grains to the hot water. Simple as that. Plus it's horribly inconvenient for some to mill over their setups.
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All depends on your procedures. Personally, I like to preheat my mash tun (for more consistency in hitting my temps), that obviously doesn't work with the tun filled with grain.

I also usually add some water, add some grain, stir, add more water, add more grain, stir, do my grain additions at least two or three times. This helps me make sure there are no dough-balls.

So for me, I wouldn't want ALL the grain in there to start.

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So for me, I wouldn't want ALL the grain in there to start.
Yup, everyone has a preference. I've mashed-in both ways and found either approach works just fine.

I find that small dough balls quickly disappear on their own within ~5 minutes of recirculating through a RIMS.
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Thanks guys! All the answers make sense. I'll keep doing it in a bucket and adding to hot water, seems to work the best for me.

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Why not mash directly in your mill?

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