I am giddy with excitement! Because of this:
Finally, I can grind up all of the grain that I’ve been stockpiling. The folks at BC Products were nice enough to send me one from all the way in the USA. I paid them of course, but they sent me one and it arrived in good shape. I checked the European distributors here before I ordered from the US and with the exchange rate (crappy, but getting better) it was cheaper to order from the USA and pay for absurd shipping.
So, I ran about 1/2 pound of grain through the mill to clean it up and get an oil off the rollers that might be lurking. I don’t have any feeler gauges, so I just left it at the factory setting. I guess it looks okay. Since I’m doing the brew-in-a-bag method described on this blog and other places, I don’t have to worry much about stuck sparges. So, I guess I don’t really care if the grind is too fine. But, honestly, it looks about like the other grain I have gotten “pre-ground” from homebrew shops. Maybe a little too fine? (Comments?)
I have to tell you though, I really hated “wasting” this 1/2 pound of malt! : ) Looking forward to brewing some nice beers this weekend. After I bottle this next batch, I’ll have 3-fermenters open and ready for beer.