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Old 02-13-2010, 05:42 PM   #1
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Hi All,
I just received my first mill and I am making a Rye PA. Any consideration in milling the rye? Should I adjust the mill for the rye or just run it through with the barley?

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Old 02-13-2010, 05:45 PM   #2
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When I did one I just ran it with the rest of the grains and the beer came out OK. I am sure others will chime in but I had no issue


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Old 02-13-2010, 05:54 PM   #3
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I normally just run it through with all of my other grains.
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:45 PM   #4
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Should just depend on the grain size - the mill is probably factory set for a conservative barley crush so as not to make the grist too fine. If the rye is about the same size I agree with everyone else - just run it through without adjustment.
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:17 AM   #5
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I run it through my Barley Crusher at factory setting, same as for barley malt.
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Old 02-16-2010, 03:34 AM   #6
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Just ran 5 lbs of rye malt through my LHBS mill. Asked if I should mill it, the guy said "how else are you going to get all the good stuff inside into your beer?"
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:27 PM   #7
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I personally double mill my wheat and rye. Just run the grain bill through the mill without the wheat/rye, then put the rye through 2-3 times till I am satisfied with the crush (since there are no husks to worry about, I try to get it a fine as possible), and this way I don't have to keep readjusting the mill.
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:43 PM   #8
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Rye is typically smaller than barley, so if it's just there for flavor, you will get some with a normal crush but if you want to get your $ worth out of it I'd double / triple mill rye or tighten your gap whichever seems to get you a good crush. I unknowingly ran rye through LHBS mill once with the rest of the grain mill and it was almost untouched. Now that I have a BC that's no longer a problem.


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