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Old 07-05-2011, 08:12 AM   #71
winterparkmg
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Anyone have follow-up information on this issue? Im just trying to get good information so i know what to expect. I just ordered five AG kits from Midwest and shipped them to Italy. I am curious of they have adjusted their customer service and/or mill in the year that followed this issue.

I will report back when I receive my kits with photos. Out of five kits, most of which have large base malt contents, I think I will be getting a good idea of their milling fidelity.

Over here in an FPO area code, it is difficult to get companies to ship grain and alcohol supplies, so options are limited. Midwest seems to work with the shipping and prices are good.

Any thoughts on company alternatives in case things don't work out this time around?

Did Midwest ever reply to the email about this thread?

I will post pictures in a few weeks of all the base malts.

~William



 
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:50 AM   #72
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Originally Posted by MetallHed View Post
I ordered my specialty grains from Midwest crushed, and they came like this, supposedly crushed; but, are they really crushed?

My last kit was also with crushed grains and they looked similar. I should have asked the question then, but forgot. Just wanna make sure I'm getting what I'm supposed to be getting.





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Old 07-05-2011, 02:51 PM   #73
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Yeah,
I read that. I didn't create a new thread since this one already addressed the issue,, hence my post within. My question specifically addresses post numbers 1, 48, 60, and 70. I'm asking if in the last year since this thread has been active, people have received better milled grains from Midwest or if the company has responded directly to product quality assurance concerns via email or other correspondence.

I apologize if this was not clear. Either way, the point is moot as in a few weeks I will see for myself. I just wanted to see if i had to make a homebuilt mill or not.

Thanks for the help.

~Wm

 
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:45 PM   #74
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I'm asking if in the last year since this thread has been active, people have received better milled grains from Midwest...
Not really. I have used two extract kits from Midwest and both have looked like the OP's pictures.

 
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:05 PM   #75
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As mentioned earlier in this thread...

These are specialty grains. They are not mashed, they are steeped. As such if you grind the heck out of them it will be hard to keep them in the grainbag due to the small particles. You don't want to have the husks in the boil b/c of tannins. However the finer crush the more sugars can be extracted during the boil. So there's a balance. Would I want my grains crushed finer?

If I was doing extract brewing, I would want them crushed more than that. Just get out your rolling pin....



 
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