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Old 03-06-2012, 11:03 PM   #1
Beerfly
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I just got my order from Northern Brewer. Here is a picture of a handful of my rye malt and white wheat malt. Labeled right on the bags "crushed". It's no wonder why the mash efficiency people are reporting is so low.
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:05 PM   #2
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Someone is slacking over there that sucks

 
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:14 PM   #3
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That is a bummer! What did NB have to saw? I would be interested in hearing what their response is.....

 
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:21 PM   #4
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Weird, I just got two batches of crushed grain from them and it looks fine, efficiency has been good.

Did you contact them to see if they will replace it with a better crush?

 
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:32 PM   #5
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Both those malts are husk-less. I assume they have their mill optimized for 2-row barley. In the future you could request that they double mill your wheat and rye. I bet regular base malts look fine.

 
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:53 PM   #6
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It does and that makes total sense. I hope he emailed them and let them know. Bad press for no reason they always make good on their stuff.

 
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:00 AM   #7
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No reason to post like this if you haven't even given them the chance to make it right.

 
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:01 AM   #8
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no reason to post like this if you haven't even given them the chance to make it right.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:05 AM   #9
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Just the other night I was on a rant about why you should have your own grain mill if you do AG. If you purchase your grain milled by somebody else you have no consistancy. Don't waste your time figuring out efficiency, utilization, or even a recipe for that matter.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not attacking the homebrew stores. But if you buy the exact same recipe from three different places, you will get three different beers.
Also keep in mind that big internet sellers have people working there just filling orders- bags and boxes. They may have no idea what they are putting in the box. If the ticket says (3) #5 on shelf B thats what you will get no matter what it might be. I guarantee it's not the brewing expert heat sealing bags and taping boxes.
Okay thats my rant. Either get your own grain mill or forget about all your other toys and go back to bring extract or else you will never know what you are doing no matter how good you are.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:10 AM   #10
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Okay thats my rant. Either get your own grain mill or forget about all your other toys and go back to bring extract or else you will never know what you are doing no matter how good you are.
Does that include those of us who are able to set our own gap/double mill grain at our LHBS?

 
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