Buying, building and using brewing equipment and apparatus. Product reviews and questions.
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is it possible to use a coffee grinder for cracking small quantities of grains? Is there any cheaper way to crack grains other than having to order one of these mash deals? As a beginner with very few grains, I would rather spend my money on secondaries and kegging equipment..
I use a mill but most grainers i know get theirs crushed with a coffee grinder, Make sure it is set to "course" so as not to produce too much powder,It will chop the grain in half rather than crush it open but it does expose the mashable bits well.They work well, go right ahead.
I believe a burr grinder would grind grains to the proper consistency. This type of grinder is available as a manual version as well as electric. Either version is more expensive than other types. These are recommended as the best type for coffee bean grinding. ( I just let my local brew supplier grind my grains) Of course, a rolling pin is inexpensive, and works fine for small quantities.