Barley Crusher Spacing Setting

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JimiGibbs

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What spacing do you guys use on your Barley Crusher? I used mine for the first time yesterday and the factory setting (.039) really seemed to pulverize the grain. I opened it up but I'm really not sure what I was looking for. I've only done a few partial grain brews that I had milled at my local store and I don't remember what they looked like.... Didn't have a feeler gauge handy but do any of you know how your is set?
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I have been using the factory setting since the beginning. My efficiency is satisfactory so I'd prefer not to mess with the gap setting...
 

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I thought the factory setting gave a pretty fine crush, increased my efficiency by ~ 10 pts, and hasn't given me any problems.

I tried the 1 o'clock position like some others had advocated, but I it was too fine for my FB and it wanted to stick when I recirculated w/ the pump. It would probably work better just letting it drain without the pump, though.
 

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I am a batch sparger and set mine to .035. I have not had a problem draining through the ss braid.
 
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Not sure if you can tell much from this picture but here's what it looked like after I adjusted it. Going to measure the spacing tonight....
 

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When I crush, I get a fair bit of flour. That's with a Crankandstein mind you. But I think you could crush finer than what I see in your pic.
 

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I use the factory setting, usually get above 80% efficiency, and don't get stuck sparges. So I'm not about to push my luck on getting stuck for a few extra points.
 

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mr x said:
When I crush, I get a fair bit of flour. That's with a Crankandstein mind you. But I think you could crush finer than what I see in your pic.
Me too.....I would measure the gap just to be sure it is set right.

 

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I am set at .035 inch and I get really good eff using a "Crank and stein" mill. Just get a feeler guage and set the gap. If you don't like it then use .037 or .039 gap. Most grain mills come set at .040 inch or 1 MM (.03937 inch).
 
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