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Old 10-12-2007, 01:04 PM   #1
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I got the following grains for a stout I'm going to do:

Chocolate Malt
Roasted Barley
Flaked Barley

The place I order them from(online) did not crush the grains.

Since I don't have any type of mill I was going to use a few quick pulses in my food processor to crack the grains.

So my noob question is, do all of the above grains require cracking?


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Old 10-12-2007, 01:09 PM   #2
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Flakes do not. The other two do. I've never used a processor, but I can imagine that it's not very good at what you're trying to do. Some grains would get pulverized, others would remain untouched. My suggestion (this is what I did prior to owning the barley crusher) is get a big heavy duty ziploc bag and put the grains inside...then run a rolling pin over them until they're crushed. Works very well for specialty grains, though I wouldn't rely on it for base grains.
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Sounds good. Thank you.
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