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Old 04-05-2013, 06:32 PM   #1
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Default Grain stalks in my grain!

A few months back I purchased a 55lb bag of Canada Malting Co. Superior 2row grain. I'm about half-way into the bag and I've begun to notice a fair bit of what looks to be pieces of grain stalk (about 1" long) floating in my mash. Maybe I only noticed it now because my last mash was a higher grain/water ratio and that stuff was able to float to the top above the grains.
I don't think it's enough to affect my efficiency but I do find it odd that bits of grain stalk would be in the grain. Has anyone else had this experience?


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Old 04-05-2013, 06:38 PM   #2
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It's an agricultural product. I would be surprised if it didn't have some. Probably has some rocks, and bugs as well


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Old 04-05-2013, 06:42 PM   #3
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I've found a few grain stalks in my mash before. RDWHAHB.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:43 PM   #4
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That's what happens. Rocks are more of a pain though. Almost broke my wrist grinding with my corona mill and drill when I hit a rock.
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Okay thanks, good to know!
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Watch out for the floor malted marris otter. Always seems to have rocks.
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A few months back I purchased a 55lb bag of Canada Malting Co. Superior 2row grain. I'm about half-way into the bag and I've begun to notice a fair bit of what looks to be pieces of grain stalk (about 1" long) floating in my mash. Maybe I only noticed it now because my last mash was a higher grain/water ratio and that stuff was able to float to the top above the grains.
I don't think it's enough to affect my efficiency but I do find it odd that bits of grain stalk would be in the grain. Has anyone else had this experience?
Had the exact same thoughts about a bag of CMC malt. The superior pale ale. I think what makes it superior is you get a few pounds of the actual farmers field in every bag. It was filthy, stems and seeds, ditch weed malt. Dirty as hell. I use Best Malz normally and just took for granted that malt is all malt.

I tried contacting their customer service on several occasions with no response. Very unimpressed. I am done with them.
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maris otter + pink sandstone rocks = pissed off barley crusher!


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