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MetallHed 06-30-2010 07:44 PM

Is this what Crushed Grains are supposed to look like?
 
I ordered my specialty grains from Midwest crushed, and they came like this, supposedly crushed; but, are they really crushed?

My last kit was also with crushed grains and they looked similar. I should have asked the question then, but forgot. Just wanna make sure I'm getting what I'm supposed to be getting.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...g/100_0954.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...g/100_0953.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...g/100_0955.jpg

BrookdaleBrew 06-30-2010 07:46 PM

Definitely crushed.

frazier 06-30-2010 07:47 PM

Looks good to me. The meat of the grain gets crushed; the hull stays relatively intact.

MetallHed 06-30-2010 07:47 PM

cool!

thanks for the lightning quick response!
:rockin:

Reelale 06-30-2010 07:48 PM

That grain does not looked crushed to me. Although there are a few empty husks. If they were crushed, they were not crushed well enough to mash.

duffman2 06-30-2010 07:48 PM

They're treating you right. Those are better than I get from my Locals any time.

backsaw13 06-30-2010 08:13 PM

if i recall correctly - midwest kits are geared toward 65% efficiency also - may have to do with a conservative crush.

weirdboy 06-30-2010 08:25 PM

Is the endosperm intact on some of those, or are those all just empty husks?

Some I can see are empty but others I'm not so sure.

DustinHickey 06-30-2010 08:26 PM

Doesnt look crushed to me either. A while back I had mine crushed by the local brew shop and it looked sorta like that. 20 % effeciency in the mash. Went out and bought a grain mill the next day.

There should be plenty of white powdery starch mixed in with those husks and the husks should be relativlely intack.

Reelale 06-30-2010 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weirdboy (Post 2137945)
Is the endosperm intact on some of those, or are those all just empty husks?

Some I can see are empty but others I'm not so sure.

If those are all empty husks, I've got to get a new mill! One that sucks out the kernel while leaving the husk completely intact.;)


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