So u tried milling my own grains a few batches ago, it turned out terrible. My mill gave an inconsistent crush and the hulls were totally shredded. I got a stuck sparge and ultra low efficiency. I was using the crappiest corona mill possible btw...
I still had one batch of grain left and decided to try malt conditioning... OH MY GOD. Somehow the crush seems consistent, only the endosperm is crushed finely and the hulls are in very good shape. I'm brewing today but I hope to have a good sparge and possibly better efficiency than I got from the LHBS mill... Fingers crossed
I don't condition my malt and I get 89% efficiency, crush the s#!t outta my grains with my BC, and never have issues with runoff/stuck sparges, even with wits, rye ales etc. Very glad it helps those who need it!
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