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Offline russell

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Grain mill gap
« on: January 06, 2017, 03:07:57 pm »
just got a mill. Will do all grain along with BIAB at time.
 What gap should I set my mill to for All Grain and what to set it for BIAB

Offline bayareabrewer

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Re: Grain mill gap
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2017, 03:18:17 pm »
I don't BIAB but I believe since you are not sparging and a stuck sparge isn't a possibility you should be milling extremely fine, like credit card sized gap.

Offline klickitat jim

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Re: Grain mill gap
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2017, 03:18:55 pm »
Lots of opinions on this. Which mill?

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Re: Grain mill gap
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2017, 03:19:35 pm »
Oops, missed BIAB. I would go as fine as I could

Offline EnkAMania

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Re: Grain mill gap
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2017, 03:27:57 pm »
I have mine set at .025
Some day we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny

Offline bayareabrewer

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Re: Grain mill gap
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2017, 03:38:19 pm »
Is there a reason BIAB folks are paying for expensive roller mills instead of cheap corona mills? Seems like if all you need is a super fine crush, a corona mill would do just fine.

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Re: Grain mill gap
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2017, 03:40:05 pm »
If it were me the reason would be to avoid shoulder surgery

Offline TeeDubb

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Re: Grain mill gap
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2017, 03:46:24 pm »
For my BAIB brewing setup (with mash recirculation) I just run the grain through the mill twice rather than using a smaller roller gap.  I did notice a repeatable bump in efficiency this way without turning some of the grains into flour.  I think I get good wort clarity and don't worry so much about the last few percent of efficiency.


Offline russell

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Re: Grain mill gap
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2017, 04:06:25 pm »
I will do my gas burner 10 gallon pots, all grain most of the time and a 8 gallon recirculating electric BIAB pot when I don't want to go out in 7 Degree weather to brew. I have looked online and found everything from .065 to .020 from people but now trying figure out the gap setting. In the past I have milled my grains a the LHB shop.
 The mill is from my LHB shop, this is the mill.................http://thevintageshop.ca/products/twin-roller-mill.html

Offline russell

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Re: Grain mill gap
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2017, 10:25:18 am »
I guess what I have learned is there isn't a real good gap setting. I was told to just try a little and see if it looks good then brew with it and if it needs adjusting to get a better conversion then that is when you adjust it.
 Seems everyone has different gaps depending on the mill and how they brew. Gonna play with it.