Pulverizing Grain

Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

nl724

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2008
Messages
150
Reaction score
0
Location
Huntsville
I am somewhat of a beginner and have a few all grain batches under my belt. Is it incorrect to assume that the finer the crush the better? Is the idea to crush the grain as fine as possible while getting a clear run off, and without getting a stuck sparge ?
 

Blender

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 6, 2006
Messages
3,106
Reaction score
8
Location
Santa Cruz, CA.
There is a saying I have read "Crush until you are scared".
I would agree with your assumption but, I bet there is a point of diminishing return based on the crush. If you are getting good efficiency then there does not seem to be a compelling reason the crush finer. It seems that would be asking for trouble.
 

Funkenjaeger

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 8, 2007
Messages
1,595
Reaction score
18
Location
Nashua, NH
I believe that the more you shred the husks, the more likely you are to get more tannin extraction (in addition to the obvious issue of stuck sparges).
 
Top