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dandw12786 10-30-2010 07:10 PM

Grain Crushing
 
So my LHBS doesn't crush grains. So i got to do it with a mojito muddler.


I never want to do that again.


Any tips?

azscoob 10-30-2010 07:15 PM

I would look into a corona style mill on ebay, and modify it following the myriad of threads in the DIY section. they are pretty cheap to buy and work pretty well, or you could spring the cash on a roller mill from one of our fine vendors on here.

theschick 10-30-2010 07:17 PM

A quick search shows this has been asked many times, here is one:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/what...ut-mill-56613/

My recommendation if you want to go about it cheap, is to pick up a $20 corona style mill. I put this together this past week, and it worked great when I hooked my drill to it: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-u...station-90849/

azscoob 10-30-2010 07:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dandw12786 (Post 2372866)
So my LHBS doesn't crush grains. So i got to do it with a mojito muddler.


I never want to do that again.



That made me laugh out loud, it had to take forever!

snipper_cr 10-30-2010 07:30 PM

I've always wondered if you could do it with a rolling pin but I must say... I am impressed by your perseverance and effort. I tired after hand cranking 13lbs through my rollers...

Banjoman76 10-30-2010 07:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by azscoob (Post 2372885)
That made me laugh out loud, it had to take forever!

If it don't make that buddy stronger ... it'll make that bud wiser :D

Personally I have a Victoria mill with a high hopper that holds 2 pounds of grain.
It makes for a good work out and an opportunity to be closer to my kegs :mug:

dandw12786 10-30-2010 10:51 PM

Well luckily I brew extract, so it was about a pound and a half of grains that i had to crush. Didn't feel like going to get a rolling pin. In retrospect, going to the store and getting one would have probably saved me more time! But i think after doing some reading here I may go with the corona or pasta machine...

And yes... took almost an hour for a pound and a half. My wife even helped... she said it was "therapeutic." Yep. :-)

COLObrewer 10-31-2010 02:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dandw12786 (Post 2372866)
So my LHBS doesn't crush grains. So i got to do it with a mojito muddler.


I never want to do that again.


Any tips?

I had used a coffee grinder in the good ole days but it's a bit husky, should be fine for steeping though.:mug:


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