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Old 07-30-2014, 04:56 PM   #1
Smellyglove
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So i've finally motorized my mill and can get an even RPM on my mill.

I've noticed a HUGE difference in how intact the husks are if you moist the grains vs running them dry through the mill. I've only done some milling-testing so far and I'm currently on batch #1 post motorization.

Is there a difference in extract efficiency? The grist looks like it's from two different worlds moist vs dry.

 
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:10 AM   #2
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If you are getting 100% conversion already, there is nothing to gain. If you are getting less than that, then being able to mill finer without destroying the husk should help your efficiency.

 
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:32 AM   #3
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Exactly true. An advantage of conditioning malt is one can often use a finer crush with its potential increase in efficiency without an increased risk of a stuck bed...

Cheers!

 
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:19 AM   #4
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Alright thanks. I think I'll tighten the gap a bit then. Right now it's factory setting 0.045".

 
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