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Old 07-01-2010, 01:58 AM   #21
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Barely crushed. If you are batch sparging, you should run those through a mill again.

I guess I shred the sh1t out of my grain. I get a lot of flour; some husks are intact, but a lot of them are mulched pretty good.

JSP (schmidling) mill here, too.

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Old 07-01-2010, 02:06 AM   #22
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Looks like a bad crush to me

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Old 07-01-2010, 02:07 AM   #23
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Barely crushed. If you are batch sparging, you should run those through a mill again.

I guess I shred the sh1t out of my grain. I get a lot of flour; some husks are intact, but a lot of them are mulched pretty good.

JSP (schmidling) mill here, too.
Me too! My grain looks nothing like the picture. Plenty of broken husks in mine, but I've NEVER (knock on wood) had a stuck sparge, and get good efficiency.

They look like someone stepped on them a couple times at most.
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:08 AM   #24
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That bag looks small. What is that, like 6 oz of grain?

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Old 07-01-2010, 03:12 AM   #25
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I wouldn't accept that. If that grain was really crushed I'd tell them to run it back through the mill again... and then maybe a third time.

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Old 07-01-2010, 10:58 AM   #26
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Not crushed for me. If it was crushed would be the best crush I've ever seen.

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Old 07-01-2010, 12:13 PM   #27
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I'm disappointed that the ruling isn't unanimous on "not crushed". Just because there's a little flower down in the corner of the bag shouldn't trick you.
Very much this.
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:18 PM   #28
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Another vote for not crushed

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Old 07-01-2010, 12:30 PM   #29
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Again, can someone post a picture of a good crush for comparison?

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Old 07-01-2010, 12:41 PM   #30
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Here's a pic of conditioned crushed malt, straight from the wiki:



Conditioning is the only way to keep the husks relatively intact but still have a good crush, so I figure it is the best comparison.

What we need, though, is a better picture of the OP's grain. Preferably on a background that gives good contrast. It's hard to tell what we're looking at - husks or whole grains.

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