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  • Mill Grain Directly Into Mash?

     Jim updated 1 year, 10 months ago 4 Members · 4 Posts
  • Ramesh Pandey

    Member
    December 21, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    Does anyone run their grain mill over their mash tun right into the strike water? Any issues with doing that?

  • John

    Administrator
    December 21, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    I wouldn’t do that – no margin for error if you need to make mill adjustments, the steam from the strike water will probably gum up the mill, but most importantly, you’ll probably lose a lot of heat from your strike water leaving the mash tun open. Not sure the benefit (I assume just one less step?) would be worth the risks.

  • Jack Campbell

    Member
    December 21, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    If you’re 100% confident in your mill and don’t think it is/nor care if it is failing to crack some of the grains then I see no issue. Why mill into something just to have to transfer it in anyways? I could see moisture having some effect but how much steam really comes off at strike temp and maybe if ya have the mill high enough up?

  • Jim

    Member
    December 21, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    Going to get moisture in your mill
    Makes a doughy mess. You’re also going to miss your mash temperatures. Not a good idea. Just mill into a bucket.

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