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.
Looks good to me. The meat of the grain gets crushed; the hull stays relatively intact.
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thanks for the lightning quick response!
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.
They're treating you right. Those are better than I get from my Locals any time.
if i recall correctly - midwest kits are geared toward 65% efficiency also - may have to do with a conservative crush.
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.
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.