I'm posting this in the beginner forum because this will be my first all grain.
I'm making Bee Cave Brewery Haus Pale Ale (link) and I'm going to do the BIAB method.
I don't have a grain mill, and I bought the grains whole. The LHBS is not close to where I'll be brewing. I have an old hand crank mill with the 2 wheels. There are 2 dies with it. One with large slots, and one with smaller slots. The one with larger slots lets a lot of grain through that is not even cracked. The smaller one seems to crush it too much from photos I've seen of 'perfectly cracked grain.'
Should I go out of my way and back to the LHBS to get the grains properly milled, or since I'm doing the BIAB method just mill them with my hand mill and not worry about it? No need to worry about stuck mash, as the bag will take care of that.
Thanks for helping to solve my dilemma.