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Old 08-06-2007, 06:58 PM   #1
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I ordered my grains for my next beer from I didnt have them mill them for me by accident. I thought they milled them unless you requested otherwise, and found out that its vice versa.

Soooo, is there a way I can grind them up myself, or do I need to head over to my lhbs?

I was thinking I might be able to crush them with a rolling pin.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:11 PM   #2
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Do yourself a huge favor and just take them to the lhbs, if they crush that is.

Unless you only need to crush a lb. or so, then a rolling pin works fine in a pinch. It would still be a pita though. I did use my cuisinart for a whole AG once, turned out fine but the efficiency was a little low.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:43 PM   #3
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Yea the easiest way to get them crushed is to take them to the lhbs, unless it's too far away/very inconvenient. a rolling pin on some concrete or very sturdy cutting board will work though. Be prepared to have aching arms and legs though if you go that route.
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Old 08-06-2007, 07:52 PM   #4
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Double bag the grains in heavy duty ziplock bags and smack them with a hammer. You don't have a great deal of control, but you will end up with crushed grains

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Old 08-06-2007, 07:58 PM   #5
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I didn't have a mill until last week. I didn't like having my grains crushed in advance as I never knew exactly when I would be brewing. I ended up just buddying up with a couple people from a local homebrew club and used theirs. All depends on what is closer. LHBS or buddies.

P.S. I tried the rolling pin deal once.. you're better off driving an hour to find a mill to borrow IMHO.

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