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Old 07-23-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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I've just started so sorry if this is a stupid question, but I intend on my second beer being an oak barrel stout clone(my first beer I used the syrup) and wanted to know which of these following grains from the recipe I will have to mill?
8lbs. 1oz. 2 row pale
6.5oz. carapils malt
15oz. munich malt
10oz.crystal maly (40L)
6oz. rauchmalz
6.5oz. wheat malt
10oz. chocolate malt
12oz. roasted barley (500L)


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Old 07-23-2012, 05:13 PM   #2
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Which grains need milling?
Any whole grain that's not flaked.


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Old 07-23-2012, 05:26 PM   #3
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Looks like all of it, if you don't, the mash water cannot extract the sugars from the grain to create your fermentables.
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ok thanks, is there any grain mill in particular that experienced brewers prefer over others?
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There are many threads on here reviewing the various grain mills that are out there...there is the barley crusher, crankenstein, etc., etc....

Just to add: that recipe is an All-grain recipe, which needs to be mashed, sparged etc in order for it to work....this is in contrast to extract recipes which are made up either partially/wholly of fermentables in powder/syrup form.
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All depends on your price range
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I like my Monster Mill. http://www.monsterbrewinghardware.com/
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I have a Barley Crusher, Monster Mill is also good. Your LHBS should have a mill for you to use.
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I have the Rebel Mill from Rebel Brewer. I've used it on about 8 batches so far, and it still looks and functions like brand new:

http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shoppingc...n-Crusher.html
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if you're not quite ready to invest in the mill, your grain provider can crush those grains for you.


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