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Crushed Grain, Double Crush
« on: February 15, 2016, 07:20:18 PM »
I thought I ordered this Crystal malt uncrushed...looks crushed doesn't it? Any issues running this through again?


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Re: Crushed Grain, Double Crush
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2016, 07:23:44 PM »
Believe it or not, that still looks pretty uncrushed to me.  Crystal malt can do that in the package depending on how it is stored/shipped.  At least I have recieved packages like that more than once in the past.  It still needs to be crushed more.

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Re: Crushed Grain, Double Crush
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2016, 08:14:33 PM »
yeah looks like whole kernels with some separated husks...not so much milled.
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Re: Crushed Grain, Double Crush
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2016, 11:17:17 PM »
+1 crush it
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Re: Crushed Grain, Double Crush
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2016, 09:31:28 AM »
+2 crush it.  I regularly crush grain that has already been crushed (my LHBS only stocks crushed), as I BIAB.
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Re: Crushed Grain, Double Crush
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2016, 05:43:24 PM »
+2 crush it.  I regularly crush grain that has already been crushed (my LHBS only stocks crushed), as I BIAB.

I am not sure I would use grain from my LHBS that has already been crushed.  I would think for one it would stale faster and second all the good stuff would filter to the bottom of the storage container over the course of this person, that person and 3 others digging and jostling storage container around.

How is your efficiency?  Does it stay constant or does it fluctuate randomly?  Just curious.

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Re: Crushed Grain, Double Crush
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2016, 05:59:43 PM »
My efficiency is pretty stable around the 75-80% mark. I mainly buy my grain uncrushed online, and the lhbs for emergencies. They have a pretty high turnover of grain, so I'm not concerned about stale grain. They sell it packaged in 1 and 3kg bags, which they bag up when they get new stock in.


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Re: Crushed Grain, Double Crush
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2016, 06:07:38 PM »
Maybe they ran it through a mill that had no rollers in it.   :o
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Re: Crushed Grain, Double Crush
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2016, 05:11:10 PM »
My efficiency is pretty stable around the 75-80% mark. I mainly buy my grain uncrushed online, and the lhbs for emergencies. They have a pretty high turnover of grain, so I'm not concerned about stale grain. They sell it packaged in 1 and 3kg bags, which they bag up when they get new stock in.


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It didn't even occur to me that they bag the grain.  Seems like a lot of overhead work when you could just bin it and let the customer crush or not crush their own grain.  But I can imagine that some LHBS may have a lot of thumb twiddling time on their hands.

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Re: Crushed Grain, Double Crush
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2016, 05:13:24 PM »
They sell online too, so I guess they have to do it for that anyway.


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