I have a bit of an update/question.
Do you think that there is a possibility of over conditioning? Here is the situation I encountered and
now wonder about. I conditioned my malt as normal. I maybe was heavy handed with the spray bottle
a bit and I figured it was minimal. I waited about 20-30 minutes as my strike water heated up and milled
as normal. Here is where it got weird. After milling I noticed a large amount of grist that looked like it
was untouched by the mill. There were complete grain kernel in my milled bucket.
But then I
re-inspected what was going on. The mill did its job the grain husks where whole!!! Completely
"un-touched" when I pinched a few they quickly gave with no resistance and some powder and
crushed malt poured out. Again
My efficiency suffered. I was expecting 1.070 ish and only got about 1.056...I can only assume that
the fully encapsulated crushed grain did not let any sugars out. Is that a possibility? That the husks
actually remained too intact. What are your thoughts?
On a side note I did not jam the mill or have any issues that one would expect with wet milling...