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Old 08-26-2009, 09:04 PM   #11
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Thanks. That last pic is a big help. I wasn't sure exactly how intact the hulls should be. I'll play around with it until it looks close to yours.
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:39 PM   #12
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Glad the pic helps. My gap is pretty close. When brewing 10 gallon batches I usually go through two 20v batteries in my cordless drill. I really need to hook up the washing machine motor I have sitting around...

 
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:07 PM   #13
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Glad the pic helps. My gap is pretty close. When brewing 10 gallon batches I usually go through two 20v batteries in my cordless drill. I really need to hook up the washing machine motor I have sitting around...

I just use a corded drill. Batteries never seem to run out

That second pic looks about like my crush.

 
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:38 PM   #14
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I tried my corded old craftsman drill and it couldn't handle the load... started smelling the motor getting hot...

 
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:45 PM   #15
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Glad the pic helps. My gap is pretty close. When brewing 10 gallon batches I usually go through two 20v batteries in my cordless drill. I really need to hook up the washing machine motor I have sitting around...
I think you're grinding too slow. I can run through 12 lbs of grain and not even have the readout change on my drill's battery.

 
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:47 AM   #16
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Here's what my crush looks like from my Corona. I'm getting 86% eff with this.


Thats what my last crush looked like with my corona knock off, and I got 80% efficiency with it on my last one. Like stated previously, crush it till your scared, then turn it up some more. I crush until I can hear the grains screaming for mercy! No off flavors from tannins to date.
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:01 AM   #17
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Here's what I got.



I just started working at a Micro Brewery here in Frederick, MD (Barley and Hops) as a server. The head brewer, who used to brew for Flying Dog for a while, evaluated this latest crush and he seems pleased with it.
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:33 AM   #18
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I'd like to see a little more crush on that RightousFire, while I'm certainly no brewmaster, I see large pieces w/ some whole grains. Just my $0.02.

 
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:44 PM   #19
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I just started working at a Micro Brewery here in Frederick, MD (Barley and Hops) as a server. The head brewer, who used to brew for Flying Dog for a while, evaluated this latest crush and he seems pleased with it.
yeah, go finer.

 
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:25 PM   #20
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I hope this is not a thread hijacker but different types of malts crush differently. Atleast has been my experience. The original pic was of crystal (I think) and the following examples looked like 2 row. I noticed when I crushed my 90L crystal there was very little if any flour and that the grain itself seemed much moister than the 2 row or pils that I crush. I not trying to say his crush was fine enough just pointing out what I have come across.

 
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