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Old 06-30-2010, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default 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.





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Old 06-30-2010, 08:46 PM   #2
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Definitely crushed.

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Old 06-30-2010, 08:47 PM   #3
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Looks good to me. The meat of the grain gets crushed; the hull stays relatively intact.

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cool!

thanks for the lightning quick response!

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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.

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Old 06-30-2010, 08:48 PM   #6
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They're treating you right. Those are better than I get from my Locals any time.

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Old 06-30-2010, 09:13 PM   #7
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if i recall correctly - midwest kits are geared toward 65% efficiency also - may have to do with a conservative crush.

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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.

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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.

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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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