Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Is this what Crushed Grains are supposed to look like?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-30-2010, 08:33 PM   #11
weirdboy
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7,938
Liked 428 Times on 349 Posts
Likes Given: 59

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Reelale View Post
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.
Well if you look up "malt conditioning" here you can find some pics that have empty husks that look pretty much like that. But I kinda doubt the LHBS would condition their malt.
__________________
weirdboy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-30-2010, 08:41 PM   #12
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 21,895
Liked 937 Times on 623 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

I'm disappointed that the ruling isn't unanimous on "not crushed". Just because there's a little flour down in the corner of the bag shouldn't trick you.

__________________
Bobby_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-30-2010, 08:41 PM   #13
Reelale
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 17,736
Liked 1373 Times on 1331 Posts
Likes Given: 55

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by weirdboy View Post
Well if you look up "malt conditioning" here you can find some pics that have empty husks that look pretty much like that. But I kinda doubt the LHBS would condition their malt.
Yes, I've seen the results. I don't know why I don't condition every time. Just lazy I guess. My crush does not look anything like that, I get more grits and flour and the majority of my husks are about halved, but I wouldn't say shredded. I'm still saying not crushed.
__________________
Reelale is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-30-2010, 08:45 PM   #14
maida7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 2,816
Liked 44 Times on 38 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Reelale View Post
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.
That would be the ultimate crush to have it all the insides mashed up and leave the husks intact. If this is the case then it's a very nice crush.
__________________
maida7 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-30-2010, 09:09 PM   #15
Hang Glider
Beer Drinker
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Hang Glider's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: North Augusta, SC
Posts: 3,150
Liked 145 Times on 117 Posts
Likes Given: 100

Default

While not crushed to everyone's optimal mental picture, this is certainly NOT whole barley.

Steeping or mashing?

Fine for steeping. Could be a little more crushed for mashing.

Use it.

__________________
Hang Glider is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-30-2010, 09:31 PM   #16
Token
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Token's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: UP of MI, Michigan
Posts: 552
Liked 18 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

I prefer more of a crush than that.

__________________
Worry Wort Brewing
Token is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-30-2010, 09:55 PM   #17
BigJefe
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ocean Beach, California
Posts: 78
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

How about a pic of a proper crush?

__________________

Cheers,
Jeff C

On Deck: Tongue Splitter

Primary: Air
Secondary: Air
Bottle Conditioning: (B10)BLACK hOPS: Geronimo IPA
Bottled and left to Rot: (B05)American Wheat
Drinking: (B07) Peace Coffee Stout, (B09) Apfelwein
Drinking, but running out: (B08) Winter Warmer

BigJefe is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2010, 01:30 AM   #18
MetallHed
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Posts: 833
Liked 27 Times on 24 Posts
Likes Given: 44

Default

sweet jesus, just when i thought things were going to be simple for once.. lol

i can always go over it with an empty bottle to be sure.. it's for steeping, btw

i'll roll over it a bit and use it.

__________________
MetallHed is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2010, 01:47 AM   #19
Zamial
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: WI
Posts: 3,179
Liked 167 Times on 148 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Those do not look crushed to me...I just got done cranking 40+ lbs of grain by hand...My LHBS has an adjustable mill so you can crush it any way you want...unfortunately it is a hand crank model...

BTW since you are just steeping it those are mostly for flavor anyways so the crush is not nearly as critical.

__________________
Zamial is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2010, 01:52 AM   #20
lumpher
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: texas
Posts: 4,515
Liked 118 Times on 107 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

the grain that comes out of my jsp maltmill is way more crushed than that. if it looked like that, i'd take the mill back

__________________
lumpher is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are my grains crushed? mrgreen4242 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 26 02-03-2010 06:12 AM
Crushed Grains Still Okay? Brett3rThanU Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 01-16-2010 10:47 PM
how to use crushed rye grains BOBTHEukBREWER Recipes/Ingredients 5 01-10-2009 01:10 PM
crushed grains trubador All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 05-02-2007 03:55 AM
Grains not crushed Don All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 14 03-16-2007 06:10 AM