Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Is this what Crushed Grains are supposed to look like?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-01-2010, 01:58 AM   #21
passedpawn
Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: ☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 21,285
Liked 4451 Times on 2688 Posts
Likes Given: 3784

Default

Barely crushed. If you are batch sparging, you should run those through a mill again.

I guess I shred the sh1t out of my grain. I get a lot of flour; some husks are intact, but a lot of them are mulched pretty good.

JSP (schmidling) mill here, too.


__________________
- Andrew
passedpawn is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 02:06 AM   #22
bovineblitz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Binghamton, NY
Posts: 2,366
Liked 122 Times on 100 Posts
Likes Given: 44

Default

Looks like a bad crush to me


bovineblitz is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 02:07 AM   #23
curlyfat
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 4,397
Liked 35 Times on 34 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by passedpawn View Post
Barely crushed. If you are batch sparging, you should run those through a mill again.

I guess I shred the sh1t out of my grain. I get a lot of flour; some husks are intact, but a lot of them are mulched pretty good.

JSP (schmidling) mill here, too.
Me too! My grain looks nothing like the picture. Plenty of broken husks in mine, but I've NEVER (knock on wood) had a stuck sparge, and get good efficiency.

They look like someone stepped on them a couple times at most.
curlyfat is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 02:08 AM   #24
marubozo
I can has homebrew?
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
marubozo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: SW Michigan
Posts: 30,728
Liked 5379 Times on 5235 Posts
Likes Given: 223

Default

That bag looks small. What is that, like 6 oz of grain?
marubozo is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 03:12 AM   #25
DrinksWellWithOthers
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: MA
Posts: 968
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts

Default

I wouldn't accept that. If that grain was really crushed I'd tell them to run it back through the mill again... and then maybe a third time.
DrinksWellWithOthers is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 10:58 AM   #26
Marius
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Basque Country
Posts: 189
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Not crushed for me. If it was crushed would be the best crush I've ever seen.
Marius is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 12:13 PM   #27
ScottishPete
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ScottishPete's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Fayetteville, NY
Posts: 96
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby_M View Post
I'm disappointed that the ruling isn't unanimous on "not crushed". Just because there's a little flower down in the corner of the bag shouldn't trick you.
Very much this.
ScottishPete is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 12:18 PM   #28
TotemWolf
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Granite, OK
Posts: 284
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Another vote for not crushed
TotemWolf is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 12:30 PM   #29
BrookdaleBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 833
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Again, can someone post a picture of a good crush for comparison?
BrookdaleBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2010, 12:41 PM   #30
mojotele
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 837
Liked 18 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Here's a pic of conditioned crushed malt, straight from the wiki:



Conditioning is the only way to keep the husks relatively intact but still have a good crush, so I figure it is the best comparison.

What we need, though, is a better picture of the OP's grain. Preferably on a background that gives good contrast. It's hard to tell what we're looking at - husks or whole grains.



mojotele is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are my grains crushed? mrgreen4242 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 26 02-03-2010 06:12 AM
Crushed Grains Still Okay? Brett3rThanU Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 01-16-2010 10:47 PM
how to use crushed rye grains BOBTHEukBREWER Recipes/Ingredients 5 01-10-2009 01:10 PM
crushed grains trubador All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 05-02-2007 03:55 AM
Grains not crushed Don All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 14 03-16-2007 06:10 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS