Wet grain crushing

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Wet grain crushing

Postby Schwerkraftbrauer » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:27 am

I recently came across on a different Forum about people misting water into their grain before crushing. Most research I've done stated adding 2% moisture into the Grain and allowing to rest 15 minutes before crushing. I'm squeezing in a brew day and did try this, I did notice the dust off my mil was significantly less and all the husks from the grains after crushing were intact and not powdered. I didn't know if anybody else had tried this before, they also claimed a bump and efficiency, but I'll let you know if it did at all after I finish Brew Day today.
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Re: Wet grain crushing

Postby jjpeanasky » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:58 am

Schwerkraftbrauer wrote:I recently came across on a different Forum about people misting water into their grain before crushing. Most research I've done stated adding 2% moisture into the Grain and allowing to rest 15 minutes before crushing. I'm squeezing in a brew day and did try this, I did notice the dust off my mil was significantly less and all the husks from the grains after crushing were intact and not powdered. I didn't know if anybody else had tried this before, they also claimed a bump and efficiency, but I'll let you know if it did at all after I finish Brew Day today.
Seen this many times, never tried it though. I think some people call it "conditioning" your grain. If I recall correctly the increased efficiency comes from being able to grind finer without destroying husks and risking a stuck mash.

Keep us updated! I've thought about it a few times just to keep the dust down.

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Re: Wet grain crushing

Postby mjensen52402 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:19 am

A hand full of rice hulls makes the lauter go down, the lauter go down, the lauter go down.
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Re: Wet grain crushing

Postby andrewmaixner » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:23 am

I've tried it, noticeably cuts down on the dust.
Did not notice any efficiency difference, but I'm crushing at .040 and doing eBIAB.
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Re: Wet grain crushing

Postby Schwerkraftbrauer » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:52 pm

Update: didn't notice any efficiency difference but it did lauter better.
What I would be more interested in is difference of outcome of flavor due to the grain hulls not being powdered and less of them into the finished product.
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