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Old 02-06-2013, 05:50 AM   #1
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I do not have a mill so i ordered my malt crushed ..problem is they did not do a good job milling..What can i do?



 
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:58 AM   #2
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I would not except an inadequate crush. I would send it back. If they give you any resistance and don't cover the shipping cost I would take my business elsewhere.



 
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:03 AM   #3
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Cookie sheet and rolling pin, and lots of sweat

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:20 AM   #4
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Well.. there goes my efficiency..If im lucky probably will get 50%

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:49 AM   #5
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What makes you say they didn't do a good job milling? I've had milled grain settle a ton in shipping leaving a bunch of flour on the bottom and the larger chunks on top. Makes the crush look poor at first but it still made fine brew.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:54 AM   #6
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What makes you say they didn't do a good job milling? I've had milled grain settle a ton in shipping leaving a bunch of flour on the bottom and the larger chunks on top. Makes the crush look poor at first but it still made fine brew.
I was just thinking the same thing....

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:34 AM   #7
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Cause i looked at the grains very closely and 85% are not even cracked..the rest are just split

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:42 AM   #8
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Can you post a pic?

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:52 PM   #9
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I'd blow a bunch of money on a mill like this one (http://www.amazon.com/Weston-Cereal-...rds=grain+mill) and order my grains whole. It gives you the control on the milling and allows you to buy kits and store them for the time when you want to brew.

 
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:16 PM   #10
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If you have a food processor, then an alternative would be to do this brew as a BIAB. Pulse the grain a couple times in the food processor and proceed using the BIAB method. Don't turn it to dust but break it up good. Turn this batch from a 50-60% efficiency batch into an 80%+ efficiency batch.



 
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