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Old 03-23-2011, 10:50 PM   #1
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Ok, right now I'm testing my new Grizzly mill set-up. What do you guys think about this grist? Too thin? Too coarse?



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Old 03-23-2011, 10:54 PM   #2
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You could probably go finer for better efficiency provided you have a good bed filter but it looks like a good crush to me.


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Old 03-23-2011, 10:55 PM   #3
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Hey Scooby - If all of those husks are busted, then you are good to go. I can't tell from the photo if they are whole or cracked.
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:08 AM   #4
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def tighten up that grind, that is a bit to lose. you almost want it to the point that the hulls are just broken up (not mutilated) and separated form the internal grain
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:09 AM   #5
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Grizzly mill? AKA a corona? I would definitely tighten it up. I have a corona and mine is WAYYYY finer than that. I condition, and my husks are usually in 2-4 pieces, but the endosperm is all broken up. Looks like you could go a bit tighter.
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:12 AM   #6
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yeah, compared to my crush it looks like you haven't even run that through the mill yet.
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:02 AM   #7
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OK, now I may have over done it, good thing I got some rice hulls just in case I get a stuck sparge:




To my defence, I brought some milled grains from my LHBS for comparison, and this is what they looked like side-to side with my grains (this was the first attempt in milling):

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Looks fine to me. My grains usually look something like that and I haven't had a stuck sparge before. If you're worried, then keep some on hand, but I wouldn't think that you would be using them.

How big of a batch are you making? Looks like a full 5 gallons of grain.
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:50 AM   #9
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Your second pic looks good... Tighten til you feel a pucker, then tighten some more

You will have better luck if you condition your malt first...those husks will stay intact and help you filter w/o rice hulls. However, I would use the hulls fore this brew. Cheap insurance!!! I had a couple of (minor) stuck sparges, started conditioning, no problem
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:53 AM   #10
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2nd pic...the first looked uncrushed to my old eyes. The LHBS crush looks kinda weak IMO.


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