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Old 07-20-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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Went to another LHBS today and the guy refused to change the setting to crush the grain a little more fine. I asked him to run it through twice and he said he wasn't allowed according to the owner...I was a bit annoyed but didn't want to drive another 30 minutes to the other store so I bought it anyway. I've already added a couple extra ounces figuring my efficiency would not be ideal using the BIAB method. How does this crush look?




 
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:13 PM   #2
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I don't BIAB and crush finer than that. Those guys are dip****s...nice customer service! One the other hand its not a bad crush.



 
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:28 PM   #3
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Ya, that crush sucks!

 
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:18 PM   #4
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Probably would get better efficiency with no crush.... just kidding! But I definitely wouldn't go to that homebrew shop again!!!

 
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:47 AM   #5
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It actually looks better than my last few purchases, but it could be a little finer crushed. Mine are too fine I think and contributed to a stuck sparge. I have never BIAB but I suspect it would be more forgiving in overly crushed instances.

 
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:53 AM   #6
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I'd go back once and talk to the owner about double crushing. I get A lot finer crush than that for my 3 tier gravity rig using my Corona style mill.

In these days if a LHBS will not work with the customer they might not be around for long.

 
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:54 AM   #7
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Put it in a bag and get at it with the rolling pin. A wine bottle could sub if you don't have one.

 
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:13 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cmybeer View Post
Put it in a bag and get at it with the rolling pin. A wine bottle could sub if you don't have one.
What type of bag?

 
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:35 AM   #9
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I'm still really annoyed with the shop, I wish I would have just left. So I can put it in my brewing bag and crush with a wine bottle, how fine do I go?
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:30 PM   #10
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Yea it looks a bit coarse to me. Are those intact grains intact, or are they broken on the inside of the husk and just not broken open? If those grains are intact, this is a horrible crush.

I have some notes and photos of the crush I look for here on my website.

It may help us a bit if you had a dark background behind the photo (black paper) so we can see how much flour and endosperm are in there alone.



 
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