Accidentally ordered uncrushed grains - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Accidentally ordered uncrushed grains

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-24-2013, 06:13 PM   #1
reuliss
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Posts: 432
Liked 39 Times on 19 Posts



It was only three pounds of my grain bill. I managed to order crushed grains for the base malt. Anyone have suggestions for how I could crush my specialty without a mill??

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 06:16 PM   #2
Tinhorn
 
Tinhorn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Bastrop, TX
Posts: 523
Liked 109 Times on 75 Posts


I think some folks have done with a rolling pin
__________________
You could be walking around lucky and not even know it

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 06:20 PM   #3
markus2982
Recipes 
 
Nov 2012
Posts: 83
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


We once used multiple ziplock bags and a brick. It seemed to work but the grains were for steeping in an extract brew.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 06:21 PM   #4
Randy_Bugger
Registered User
Recipes 
 
Apr 2013
Posts: 440
Liked 117 Times on 70 Posts


food processor, drink blender, coffee grinder, etc.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 09:43 PM   #5
MaddBaggins
cervisiam vitae
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
MaddBaggins's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Tucson
Posts: 1,394
Liked 289 Times on 209 Posts


I vote rolling pin with the grains in a Ziploc. I imagine it will take some time to crush +/- 10# of grain.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 09:46 PM   #6
stpug
Recipes 
 
Nov 2012
Posts: 3,610
Liked 666 Times on 560 Posts


Rolling pin until you decide they are not crushed well enough and then a food processor/blender (on pulse).
__________________
:: St. Pug ::

passedpawn Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 09:46 PM   #7
day_trippr
Recipes 
 
May 2011
Stow, MA
Posts: 17,577
Liked 3021 Times on 2259 Posts


Where are you OP? Maybe you are close to someone with a mill? I'd be happy to crush your grain...

Cheers!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 09:55 PM   #8
sfgoat
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
sfgoat's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2013
Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Posts: 1,238
Liked 176 Times on 133 Posts


Just put a cup at a time in a blender and do 5-6 four second pulses. Use to do it all the time when I did BIAB and my beers turned out fine.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 01:15 AM   #9

Quote:
Originally Posted by day_trippr View Post
Where are you OP? Maybe you are close to someone with a mill? I'd be happy to crush your grain...

Cheers!
Same here
__________________
Good people drink good beer - Hunter S. Thompson
Duct tape. The handyman's secret weapon - Red Green

Naughty Kitty Brewing EST 1993
Primary 1 - Saison
Primary 2 - Centennial IPA
Primary 3 -
Secondary 1 -
Secondary 2 -
Bottled - Nogginfogger DIPA, Feral Red Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2013, 11:49 AM   #10
RM-MN
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Nov 2010
Solway, MN
Posts: 9,454
Liked 1650 Times on 1309 Posts


If you can find one, a beer bottle works better than a rolling pin. The grains can be harder than the wood or plastic of the rolling pin.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Accidentally ordered California v ale yeast. reinstone Fermentation & Yeast 3 01-12-2013 01:27 AM
Volume of Crushed grains vs. Uncrushed LowNotes All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 5 02-13-2012 02:22 PM
Accidentally ordered 21lbs of CaraMunich I - any suggestions?? Pisty_Pete Recipes/Ingredients 17 04-14-2011 10:34 PM
Uncrushed grains left outside snipper_cr Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 06-21-2010 01:11 AM
So, I ordered uncrushed grain from my online supplier.... tamoore All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 05-21-2010 12:44 PM


Forum Jump