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Old 12-23-2011, 04:28 PM   #1
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My last batch ended up with a very poor OG and clearly that was due to temperature or quality of my grain crush. I bought a new thermometer, which should take that variable out of the picture but I'm still getting my grains from the same place. I just picked up some more for another batch I'm hoping to do either today or next week. How does this look? I can add more photos if needed:



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Old 12-23-2011, 04:30 PM   #2
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It looks a little sheepish.


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Old 12-23-2011, 04:32 PM   #3
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Looks like I'm seeing more than a few uncracked grains in there that are still in their hull/husk. I'd certainly want a bit finer of a crush than that. If possible I'd rccomend running it through a mill again. Either that or just expect to have lower gravity than what you're shooting for.
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Old 12-23-2011, 04:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for the opinions - maybe I can take a rolling pin to it?
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Thanks for the opinions - maybe I can take a rolling pin to it?
A rolling pin is certainly a viable (if time consuming) option.
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Here are two more close up shots:



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It's a bit coarse for my taste but there really isn't much you can do without a mill. Is this for a partial mash or all grain?
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Yea, that looks really coarse. I'd go finer in the future. Do you know what the gap is set at? My local shop is set at 35 thousandths, but since I BIAB, I ask them to turn it down to 25 thousandths.
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