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Old 04-03-2010, 01:04 PM   #1
May 2009
Marietta, GA
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So the LHBS was weighing out my grains for a pale ale I am doing on Monday. I have my own barley crusher so I asked the guy working not to crush the grains. So while I am picking out everything I need for the batch I hear their crusher turn on. I caught him and told him I needed the grains to be uncrushed. So long story short...about half of my grains are crushed and half are whole still. Would it be too much crush if I sent the whole grain bill through my barley crusher or would this make mashing and sparging too difficult? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Happy brewing to all!!

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Old 04-03-2010, 01:19 PM   #2
Mar 2009
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No just send it all through. The LHBS probably has a pretty course crush anyway.

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Old 04-03-2010, 03:10 PM   #3
Jan 2010
turnersville nj
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I'll second that!

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Old 04-03-2010, 03:57 PM   #4
Aug 2008
Portland OR
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I would have never left the store with grains half crushed. The LHBS should have replaced the crushed grains without question.

But that's just my "customer is always right" thing.

+1 on crush again.

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Old 04-03-2010, 10:07 PM   #5
Mar 2010
Evanston Wyoming
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I ran some two row through twice to clean up a new mill, I would not runt through twice, way too fine.

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