grain mill

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grain mill

Postby axis714 » Tue Dec 09, 2003 4:41 pm

Im getting ready to use my new Tap-A-Draft system and id like to brew a good heavy stout or robust porter but the grain i got from morebeer all was milled except for the roasted barley {which i need} any suggestions on how to mill it myself w/o a mill? can i just crush it or grind it a little w/ a coffee grinder or put in a freezer back and stomp on it or what...lol any ideas?
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I strongly urge you not to use the coffee grinder

Postby Dr Strangebrew » Tue Dec 09, 2003 6:19 pm

If you use the coffee grinder you can expect, the severity of which will be determined by the amount you use, astringent off flavors that I'm not sure would go away with any amount of aging. If you can't get your hands on a grain mill, perhaps the best thing to do would be to put the grains in a freezer bag and use a rolling pin to crush them. This is how I used to crush grain, it works okay for extract bashes so maybe if your base malt is crushed properly it will work here also???

Cheers,
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Yup I agree, no coffee grinders ...

Postby Azorean Brewer » Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:24 am

Phew, I remember those days, I too used a rolling pin ONCE ! ! ! it's a lot of work, make sure you do it on a hard surface like a cutting board. I take it there is no Homebrew supplies store around to take it to them and beg them to do it :-)

Good luck,

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So how did you make out?

Postby Azorean Brewer » Fri Dec 12, 2003 6:44 am

I was wondering if you ever got your grain crushed?
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