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View Poll Results: what's your barley crushers mill gap setting?
.039 (factory setting) why mess with whats working 137 51.31%
.036 a little tighter than factory 65 24.34%
< .034 dont fear the flour 47 17.60%
.??? I made an adjustment but I'm not sure 18 6.74%
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:19 AM   #1
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I'm thinking about adjusting my gap setting and I thought it would be interesting to see how every one else is milling.


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Old 04-23-2009, 10:13 AM   #2
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.032 and still double crush rye.


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Old 04-23-2009, 03:26 PM   #3
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.032 for me as well. Used to be at .025 and still never had a stuck sparge.
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:35 PM   #4
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The factory gap works great. Sure you can get a little better efficiency if you tighten it up, but I don't want to take a chance w/ stuck mashes, since I recirculate.
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:03 PM   #5
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Factory for now. Haven't had the urge to mess with it. I'm thinking about tightening it just a bit.

 
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:05 PM   #6
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I get stuck sparges with the factory setting already, I don't want to go smaller than that.

 
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:09 PM   #7
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I haven't messed with the factory setting yet. 75% eff makes me smile.
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Old 04-23-2009, 04:57 PM   #8
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Mine is at the factory setting (.039") but I had to set it there myself since the setting it came with wasn't uniform across the rollers. 88% efficiency.
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:03 PM   #9
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factory setting getting 80% eff.

 
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:04 PM   #10
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Mine came from the factory around .034 and I'm getting a great crush, maybe borderline too much flour but never had a stuck sparge: Batch sparge SS Braid. No wheat beers though. 85%+ Efficiency. I highly suggest setting to .32-.35


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