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Cuisinart Burr Grinder for small amounts of grain?

I only make beer using extract with grain, usually that amounts from 1/2 to 1 lb of grain in 5 gallon batches. Generally I have used the rolling pin method of smashing the grain in a plastic bag. Now,...
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Monster Mill v.s. Kitchen Aid Mill attachment

We've been looking into getting a grain mill for some time now. I was pretty settled on getting a monster mill or some version of it until I saw the kitchen aid milling attachment. If this would work ...
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Can I damage a grain mill by milling corn or sorghum?

I recently purchased a Crankandstein 2S grain mill. It is currently being "assembled" and I am considering making some silly beers with grains around the house; like corn and sorghum. Can corn ...
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How to crush unmalted wheat?

I made a witbier last weekend from a recipe which called for a pound of unmalted wheat in the grain bill (along with 8 oz pilsner malt, 8 oz flaked wheat, 4 oz flaked oats, and 6 lbs dry malt extract)....
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Malt mill gap adjustment

The nature of my work is such that i have all the materials and tools to make a mill so i am not intrested on buying one.I want to know if there is a standard gap between the rollers for all type of ...
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Looking to get a new grain mill and want some advice

Long story long, I live next to a "brew on premise" and have always used their mill (barley crusher) to mill my grains. But now I am moving and time to grow up and get my own, does anyone have advice ...
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How long can milled grain be stored?

At the rate that I'm going, I'm doing a homebrew roughly every second weekend. (Fun!) I will end up with a small stock of hops, and yeast I can keep around in the fridge for a while if I buy a few ...
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How much torque is required to operate a barley crusher?

Question: How many in-lbs or ft-lbs of torque are required to crush barley using a mill such as the Barley Crusher? Motivation: I'm interested in motorizing my Barley Crusher. There are endless ...
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Stuck Mash — New LHBS

I recently found that there was a home brew store much closer to my house than the one that I had been visiting. The new store has a larger selection of grains, yeast, and hops; but I've been having a ...
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What difference does the crush make for steeped grains?

I'm wondering if I need to be mindful of how well my grains are crushed if I'm just using them for steeping. Do I need to get my LHBS to crush my grains or use the rolling pin / bag method? Or can I ...
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Traditional Food Mills as a Grain Mill / Dough to Blow @ W-S

Anyone have any experience with trying to use a traditional food mill to crush grain? I'm afraid that I won't be able to get as fine of a crush as I need, plus it might be a pain in the neck to mill ...
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For steepers, what's the easiest way to crush specialty grains?

For an all-grain or partial-mash brew, I'll go to the homebrew store and have them mill my grains for me. But extract w/grains brews are all about how short I can make them (because I'll do them on a ...
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What are great grain mills that have variable coarseness such that it can be used for both brewing and making bread flour?

I'm searching for a grain mill with specific qualities. Ideally I'd like it to: mill grain for home brewing mill grain to the consistency of flour for making bread be able to be operated manually ( ...
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My beers are with a slight acid taste after the few first sips. What could be wrong?

So far I have brewed 5 times. First went perfect, though it was the first time I was using my kit and the grains were already ground. Second and third batches went wrong. My concern is with the last ...
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Can I use my Country Living Grain Mill for homebrewing?

I already own a Country Living Grain Mill for making flour and want to start crushing my own grain for my homebrew. Will this style of mill work for homebrew or should I buy a mill specially for ...
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What gap should I set my mill's rollers to?

I just received a Barley Crusher mill - is the default roller setting sufficient for most grain types, or do I need to worry about adjusting it? Do you guys change roller spacing based on what grain ...