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Old 03-24-2009, 07:31 PM   #1
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My LHBS keeps their grain mill set at .045 as I recall(I think that's what it is, I may have misplaced a zero or decimal). Is this fairly standard or should I be looking to adjust this? I just want a good crush to maximize mash efficiency.

 
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:48 PM   #2
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That is a little wide. I wouldn't just go around adjusting the mill at an LHBS though. I would definitely ask. Many have a do not adjust policy. You can always run the grain through twice.
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Old 03-25-2009, 02:57 PM   #3
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I use .045" without issue. And accomplish near 90% efficiencies depending on my sobriety.

 
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:21 PM   #4
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.045 is to big for my comfort, My Barley crusher came in at .039 and I have it set to .035 now and get a 87% efficiency on average.
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:09 PM   #5
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I use .045" without issue. And accomplish near 90% efficiencies depending on my sobriety.
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