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Old 03-31-2009, 11:47 PM   #1
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I am fixing to buy a 40 pound sack of Maris Otter, and I'm curious as to what the advantages are to milling my own grain?
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:51 PM   #2
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Control of the crush. Grain keeps much longer. Can buy in bulk.
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:55 PM   #3
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Control of the crush. Grain keeps much longer. Can buy in bulk.
What he said

 
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:16 AM   #4
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I finally ordered a Barley Crusher just 30 seconds ago. It will be sooo nice not to have to work around the LHBS's schedule any more. Maybe I can do better than 65% now too.

Next up is a bulk grain order and a bulk hops order

 
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Next up is a bulk grain order and a bulk hops order
I almost cried with joy when my first 55# sack of Maris Otter arrived. It was the most satisfaction I ever got from a bag with a girly name.

 
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:38 AM   #6
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I almost cried with joy when my first 55# sack of Maris Otter arrived. It was the most satisfaction I ever got from a bag with a girly name.
Holy sh*t! I just pissed myself!! I think we have a new front-runner in signature quotes!

Thanks for the replies. I also just ordered a crusher. And a bag with a girly name.
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I almost cried with joy when my first 55# sack of Maris Otter arrived. It was the most satisfaction I ever got from a bag with a girly name.

I see Morebeer has US 2-row in a 50lb sack for $32! I'll pay for my barley crusher in no time!

I have to rush home and tell SWMBO how much money I'm about to save by buying brewing equipment

 
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:48 AM   #8
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I finally ordered a Barley Crusher just 30 seconds ago. It will be sooo nice not to have to work around the LHBS's schedule any more. Maybe I can do better than 65% now too.
I know the feeling, my LHBS is right down the road so I can have my grain crushed quickly but the 65% efficiency is killing me.. mainly my pride lol bulk grain is cheap enough. Do they carry 50lb bags for you?
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:55 PM   #9
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I am fixing to buy a 40 pound sack of Maris Otter, and I'm curious as to what the advantages are to milling my own grain?
I am questioning your honesty here KayaBrew. You say you are from NY, but then you post "I am FIXIN' TO"! Either you ain't really from there, or my theory is correct and even the north has hillbillies....

In answer to your question, get a grain mill. You will save money by buying your grain in bulk, you will be able to control your crush, your efficiency should improve a lot, and you can be one of the cool kids like us!

Get Ed at Brewmaster's Warehouse to hook you up with a Barley Crusher. You WON'T be disappointed.
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Old 04-01-2009, 02:01 PM   #10
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alright noob question here... why do you get better efficiency? is it better to crush the instant before you steep? should i not use leftover grain that i crushed last weekend for this weekends brewing? or can you set the distance between the 'rotors' in the miller to a more effective setting? if i have the option to buy unmilled grain from the LHBS, i always do, and then crush there, and then brew a day or two later. am i way off on any of this?
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