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Old 05-21-2010, 11:28 AM   #1
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Default So, I ordered uncrushed grain from my online supplier....

....Only to have crushed grain show up in my order yesterday.

I've been getting about a 10% efficiency increase on brewday using my crush vs. theirs, so my recipe will end up being a little light with their crush.

So my question is: Should I run their crushed grains through my mill?

It's 10lbs of Pale and 1lb of Crystal 60.


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If you batch sparge and you trust your lautering system not to get stuck, go ahead.

Note that that second run through the mill will produce a very fine grind. It might come out powdery. And since the husks will be pulverized, a stuck sparge is a real concern. I had a stuck sparge once and it was a brewday disaster.

If it were me, I'd accept the lower efficiency and just go with crush as it is.

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I would recrush and toss in a handful of rice hulls.
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I'd recrush it, but I have not had a serious problem with my manifold. If you trust yours, go ahead, otherwise accept a bit of efficiency loss on this batch and brew it up as-is. Just need to use a bit more is all.
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