Milling grains

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Kayos

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I am ordering a recipe online and want to know what grains I need milled. Is it everything that is not an extract? I know the AG base malt stuff needs to be milled, but what about the specialty/roasted stuff (ie: Crystal, chocolate......)? Does it come ready to use, or do I need to crush/ have them mill it? How about the adjuncts (barley, oats...) --crush those when I get them before I steep/mash them, too? I have been trying to find this out, but I seem to only get answers on "how to MM or PM". Thanks!!
 

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Have you visited www.howtobrew.com? Don't let this insult you at all. I found this sight extremely helpful and no matter how many times I visit it, I always learn something new. Check it out if you haven't yet.:rockin:
 
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Gambrinus said:
Have you visited www.howtobrew.com? Don't let this insult you at all. I found this sight extremely helpful and no matter how many times I visit it, I always learn something new. Check it out if you haven't yet.:rockin:
No insult here...I check that out all the time as well. I don't see where he covers which grains need to be milled. Not mashed, but milled.

"All grains need to be milled"

OK, easy enough..even the adjuncts? I can't just use oats out of the can?
 

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Rolled oats have already been milled in the rolling process. Basically any whole grain that hasn't had the husk cracked open needs to be milled.

Flaked grains - Flaked Barley, rye, wheat, oats, corn don't need to be milled, but do need to be mashed.
 
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