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Old 05-09-2012, 10:41 PM   #1011
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here is mine, and i normally get over 80ish%

And you have no noticeable astringency?
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:26 AM   #1012
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Very important when setting the gap on your mill!Always,always always use your swmbo's credit card!

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Old 05-10-2012, 01:13 PM   #1013
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I'm not worried about a stuck sparge (Since I'm currently using BIAB methods). I am only concerned about astringent off-flavors.
If you're BIABing, crank it down. Tannins are more a factor of PH and temperature than the condition of the husks.
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:16 PM   #1014
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If you're BIABing, crank it down. Tannins are more a factor of PH and temperature than the condition of the husks.
This. If you're sparging very thin with high temps (over 180ish) the PH is very alkaline and you run risk of tannins.
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Open log Fermenting and gas-can secondary?? I am planning my next brew right now!!
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:56 PM   #1015
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And you have no noticeable astringency?
nope, none at all as far as my taste buds can tell.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:10 PM   #1016
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nope, none at all as far as my taste buds can tell.
Good to know. Probably the only thing that concerns me about using this mill.

After I've found a great setting for the crush, a great brew day, and everyone's assurances, i'm definitely a happy camper.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:21 PM   #1017
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i'm a firm believer that a Corona-style mill can be every bit as effective as a roller-style mill. Many brewers use them for many years and make great beers. Heck, even my crush isn't too dissimilar from that of roller mills when it's dialed-in properly.

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Old 05-10-2012, 05:48 PM   #1018
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for the people that have drills on your mill, how fast are you running the drill?
I just got a bolt that fits and used my cordless drill the first time which runs pretty slow compared to my larger drill. the second time my drill was about dead so i used the larger drill and was worried about running it to fast so I tried to keep it just moving with the veriable trigger. wasn't much of a problem but just wondering if i could just hit it and let her rip. Not sure if that would mess with my grind or the mill.

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for the people that have drills on your mill, how fast are you running the drill?
I just got a bolt that fits and used my cordless drill the first time which runs pretty slow compared to my larger drill. the second time my drill was about dead so i used the larger drill and was worried about running it to fast so I tried to keep it just moving with the veriable trigger. wasn't much of a problem but just wondering if i could just hit it and let her rip. Not sure if that would mess with my grind or the mill.
I use a 3/8" Dewalt; I find that my crush is more consistent the slower that I run the drill.
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I use a 3/8" B&D and while I don't think it likes it, I run it slow as I can. I wish it had the VSR dial that I could lock in. It's VSR but doesn't lock other than full-speed. Eventually I want a 1/2" with the VSR dial/lock so I can mount it on something and walk away.

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