Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Conditioning grain == awesome.
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-29-2012, 05:46 PM   #71
KitB
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Maple Grove, MN
Posts: 78
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

Mine's set to .024" & works nicely.


If your mill gums up, you used too much water.


KitB is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2013, 04:00 AM   #72
donshizzles
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Orinda, CA
Posts: 199
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Once conditioned, do you mill right into the MT or into another bucket first?


donshizzles is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 06:09 PM   #73
Kit_B
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Maple Grove, MN
Posts: 10
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Typically, I crush the night before brewing.
I never crush directly into my tun.
I always crush into a bucket, lined with a bag.

I found this method to be a good idea, on two occasions...

Once, a bolt fell out of my mill base & dropped into the grain.
With the bag, I could easily reach in & pluck out the bolt...
Without it, I would have had to sift through a hot mash tun.
(I always slowly add milled grain to a tun of water, to avoid air pockets & dough balls.)

Another time, my mill bound up & I couldn't get it to continue grinding, without a susbstantial amount of time spent on cleaning & maintenance.
Had I ground into my tun, my mash would have already been started & be too hot, for a correct mash temp.
Kit_B is offline
donshizzles Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 07:37 PM   #74
hbr2547
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 183
Liked 17 Times on 15 Posts

Default

So I tried this for the first time today. Approx three ounces of water with 12 lbs of grain applied last night and just milled....AMAZING!!!! Lets just say I wasn't sure how this would work and I was more than surprised. I'll let all know efficiency tonight (tightened rollers)
hbr2547 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 10:03 PM   #75
benco
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Sherman, Texas
Posts: 326
Liked 31 Times on 28 Posts

Default

After reading this thread, I sure don't want to piss anybody off. Would the conditioning of grain help people doing biab? Thanks!
benco is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 10:24 PM   #76
thatjonguy
Now with 57.93% more awesome!
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 19 reviews
 
thatjonguy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Minnow, North Dakota
Posts: 3,892
Liked 783 Times on 536 Posts
Likes Given: 438

Default

I know you guys mentioned if it is wet, too much water was applied.

Any issues with rusting on the mills?
__________________
"That little guy? Don't worry about that little guy."

Quote:
Originally Posted by WesleyS
The biggest argument against using UPS is the fact that a UPS employee sent me a package using FedEx.
thatjonguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2013, 12:10 AM   #77
day_trippr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Stow, MA
Posts: 13,244
Liked 1785 Times on 1418 Posts

Default

Reserve a half pound of base malt before you condition the rest, and run it through the mill at the end of the crush...

Cheers!
day_trippr is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2013, 12:11 AM   #78
thatjonguy
Now with 57.93% more awesome!
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 19 reviews
 
thatjonguy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Minnow, North Dakota
Posts: 3,892
Liked 783 Times on 536 Posts
Likes Given: 438

Default

Thanks!
__________________
"That little guy? Don't worry about that little guy."

Quote:
Originally Posted by WesleyS
The biggest argument against using UPS is the fact that a UPS employee sent me a package using FedEx.
thatjonguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2013, 08:36 PM   #79
Kit_B
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Maple Grove, MN
Posts: 10
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thatjonguy View Post
I know you guys mentioned if it is wet, too much water was applied.

Any issues with rusting on the mills?
If done correctly, you won't have rusting issues, because the husks will have soaked up the moisture, before you've ground your grain.
Basically, it makes the husks somewhat leathery or pliable & makes them more resistant to tearing.
Consequently, they are more intact & able to be better utilized as a replacement for the addition of rice hulls, or other extraction aids.


Kit_B is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just have to say that AG of AWESOME!!! Rob_B All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 03-20-2011 12:33 PM
Malt conditioning, Awesome! Beerbuck All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 9 07-05-2010 04:45 AM
Grain Conditioning.....I'm Sold Poobah58 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 2 03-08-2010 06:13 AM
You guys are awesome! First all grain alee All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 5 03-29-2009 11:07 AM
Conditioning all-grain kegged beer jeffg All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11 02-04-2006 01:44 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS