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Old 10-06-2011, 05:13 AM   #1
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We as brewers work with a lot of grains. So when I am milling my grains I have come across a few strange things. I found things like a small orange o-ring, plenty of rocks and the occasional bee. So has anyone found anything weird in a sack of grain ( fingers, bandaids, Jimmy Hoffa.)?

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:20 AM   #2
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rocks, lots and lots of very tiny rocks along with some things I think are thistle seeds. Nothing to weird or interesting and (un)fortunately no Jimmy Hoffa.

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:24 AM   #3
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The bandaide was holding the fingernail on.

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:30 AM   #4
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Grasshopper leg bits are common. I raise wheat and barley. Anything that is about the same size as a kernel of barley is nearly impossible to separate. Many vegetarians (and wimpy carnivores) would be horrified to know how many bug parts they eat.

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:58 AM   #5
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Funny someone mentioned rocks. Saturday my barley crusher drill and all was ripped from my hands scared the crap out of me.

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:09 AM   #6
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Grasshopper leg bits are common. I raise wheat and barley. Anything that is about the same size as a kernel of barley is nearly impossible to separate. Many vegetarians (and wimpy carnivores) would be horrified to know how many bug parts they eat.
I was thinking about this yesterday as I was cutting up peppers to make hot sauce. Every once in a while I cut one in half and there is a worm in there or it looks fine on the outside but is moldy inside, I discard them but do I think at the processing plant there is someone paying as close attention to each and every pepper as I do? Or even cares? Of course not. But then again they spray a lot on farms so they probably don't have as many worms.

 
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:30 PM   #7
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A rock is what destroyed my crankandstein 3/8" drive shaft. I twisted it right out of the roller using a badass drill.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:38 PM   #8
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stupid rocks. The ones I get are really tiny and don't cause too many problems but I think a slightly larger one would be a disaster. All of my grain is millet instead of barley so the contaminating rocks are much smaller.

 
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