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Old 03-09-2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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Default I'm not being nitpicky, this is a bad crush, right?

Suffered poor efficiency, this seems to be the problem. Was hoping for some verification.





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Old 03-09-2013, 05:47 PM   #2
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Well the grain that got crushed looks ok. It's the rest that look to be the problem.

Yeah, looks like you have a lot of uncrushed grain in their.


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Old 03-09-2013, 05:52 PM   #3
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Did you crush it or did your LHBS.
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:54 PM   #4
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Suffered poor efficiency, this seems to be the problem. Was hoping for some verification.

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Consider it verified. Adjust your mill!
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:21 PM   #5
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Did you crush it or did your LHBS.
It was done by a HBS. I got 56% efficiency, normally I get 70 on a very consistent basis from the same source.

Big problem.

The recipe is 23% rye so I expected somewhat of a drop in efficiency, but not 14 points... plus there's clearly intact barley.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:23 PM   #6
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May be worth picking up a cheap set of feeler gauges for when you go to the store. They might get irritated by it but I doubt they want to lose your business.
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YUP bad crush. If you can , have them tighten that sucker up a few notches. OR buy a barley mill and set it at .035 and get 75-80% eff. all the time. Cheers
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Get a grain mill. I had the same issue with my LHBS. I'm not sure but I think rye is like wheat where you need a bit of a finer crush to get good efficiency out if it. If you just use a normal crush your not going to get numbers.


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