I just wanted to let the world know that I ordered a 15# Barley Crusher from Beer Smith! I was hoping that some of you religious Barley Crusher users and believers could give me a few tips of how to maintain it once I start using it...
During my initial half pound run a small chunk of packing peanut was dislodged. Not sure what that would have done to my mash but I am kind of glad I didn't get to find out.Oh crap! Knew I should have read the directions before throwing them out. What's this about? Oil in the rollers? And what about the batch made by the a$$hole who didn't do it?
how do you measure the gap? I have noticed a 7-8% drop in my efficiency since purchasing my BC. I am sure that the gap needs to be fine tuned a bit.Before you use it set the gap to .039", mark it and love it. I got mine and the factory gap set wasn't even across the rollers and the dots on the knobs diddn't mean so much. Got it dialed in, marked it and now I LOVE IT!!!!! GRATS on your purchase!!!
Once every 5 weeks actually......So that would be once a month for BierMuncher!
Just to be sure I sent them an email asking about this. Here's the reply:
Thank you for your email,There is no problem with using the mill without running aliitle grain through and discarding the grain.We do recommend that you do that, but there will be nothing in your beer that will kill you or even worse make the beer taste bad.
We recommend running alittle grain through the mill just to remove and impurities like dust or small flakes from knurling the rollers. But lately no mill has sat around here long enough to collect any dust and we do clean the rollers before we assemble the mill, So I don't see any problems with using the first batch you have ran through the Barley Crusher.
If there is anything else I can do for you please email me
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