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Old 12-17-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default Spec grain mill ?

Wondering if any extract brewers get there spec grains uncrushed ? And crush them yourself ? Some times when buying kits i don't brew them right away. Also out of the big 4 online brew supplies. The crush doesn't seem that good.

Should i just use a rolling pin and finnish the job ? Mortar and pestle ? I don't really need a 4in mill for 1 or 2 pounds of specialty grains.


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Old 12-17-2012, 11:53 PM   #2
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Go with the rolling pin. When you eventually get tired of the rolling you might consider a cheap mill like the corona.


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Old 12-18-2012, 02:13 AM   #3
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If you could ever find one a beer bottle works pretty decent for crushing grains too. While you are brewing extract beers the quality of the crush isn't as important as it becomes when doing all grain.
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Thanks for the replies guys . I'm at the point where I'm refining my brew days. I'm a bit OCD with stuff like this. I even go so far as to sparge a little bit to get the most out of it. Since I can tell the difference why not right ?

Beer bottle is a good one !
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I only did one extract with grain before jumping into All Grain. I started with the rolling pin, but quickly pulled out my blade coffee grinder and used it.. that showed some promise. Not sure how well it would stand up to a couple pounds..
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Thanks for the replies guys . I'm at the point where I'm refining my brew days. I'm a bit OCD with stuff like this. I even go so far as to sparge a little bit to get the most out of it. Since I can tell the difference why not right ?

Beer bottle is a good one !
I also do a mini spathe on my specialty grains. Lol... My OG always seems higher then the recipe. Which I like, for what ever reason.


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