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Old 06-30-2010, 10:59 PM   #1
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My local home brew shop has recently been sold to some knuckle head. The other day I went in there to purchase an extract kit to refine my kegging technique with.... there was a lady there that had no idea what all grain brewing was, and asked me if it was hard. I'm assuming she doesn't know how to crush grains....and the guy that now owns it seemed like an air-head who got suckered into buying the shop. I no longer want to use them.

I have heard that buying precrushed grains online can throw you off because the crush isn't the best. I've experienced this with a company before. I was wondering if anybody knew a reputable homebrew shop from online that will send quality crushed grains. Thanks in advance...

 
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:15 PM   #2
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Midwest is good, but if you want the best possible crush, then http://www.brewmasterswarehouse.com

 
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:33 PM   #3
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I have also had good success with Brewmasters Warehouse.

 
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:46 PM   #4
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I recently got into all grain myself, and did a batch from my LHBS, Austin Homebrew, and Brewmasters Warehouse. My efficiency with LHBS and AHS were both sub 75% (mid 60s) but the couple I did from BMW are all 75%+ (highest was 80%). Needless to say... BMW is my supplier for grain now primarily!
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:10 AM   #5
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I've used both Austin Homebrew and Brewmasters Warehouse with good success.

 
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:10 AM   #6
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You should just spend $100 and buy your own mill. Do it fast, like pealing off a band aid.

 
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:09 AM   #7
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I just bought a corona mill for 28 dollars online and am itching to try it. If that's your thing, you can search for victoria mill on ebay to find it. That way you can buy grain in bulk and get some consistency.

Back to your post: I have tried midwest, but not for all grain. If it helps, their grain crush for my steeping grains looked nothing like the crush I got recently for my base malts at my LHBS.

 
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:10 AM   #8
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:12 AM   #9
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U should get a barley crusher for a little more than 100 $, It worth it!


 
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:01 PM   #10
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+1 for crushing your own grain. Get a mill. Never wonder about it again.

 
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