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I've just had my order from Geterbrewed land this morning, thanks guys, great service as usual.

I ordered uncrushed Maris Otter by mistake, what's the best way to crush it without a mill?
 

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I've just had my order from Geterbrewed land this morning, thanks guys, great service as usual.

I ordered uncrushed Maris Otter by mistake, what's the best way to crush it without a mill?
I did this with a kilo of Munich malt. I'm planning on putting it in a strong ziplock bag and going at it with a rolling pin.

How much do you have? It's going to be a slow process I expect and if it's a big chunk of your grain bill you should plan for lower efficiency.
 

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Its 5kg, its going to be a big job, unless anyone has any ideas.
 

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I've just had my order from Geterbrewed land this morning, thanks guys, great service as usual.

I ordered uncrushed Maris Otter by mistake, what's the best way to crush it without a mill?
I did this with a kilo of Munich malt. I'm planning on putting it in a strong ziplock bag and going at it with a rolling pin.

How much do you have? It's going to be a slow process I expect and if it's a big chunk of your grain bill you should plan for lower efficiency.
I was accidentally sent uncrushed by GEB once (fortunately they replaced it with crushed and let me keep the uncrushed).

I tried a couple of thing but there's now real way around it, if you want to crush it you'll have to buy a mill.

I bought one of these. They work well but can be hit and miss on quality as other forumites who have bought one said they were crap but mine works fine

 

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a food processor or coffee grinder will work if you have one but it will be slow. a blender could work too possibly.
 

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I've just had my order from Geterbrewed land this morning, thanks guys, great service as usual.

I ordered uncrushed Maris Otter by mistake, what's the best way to crush it without a mill?
Where do you live? Plenty of people on here who have a mill and would help out. I’m in Fareham, Hampshire. If your nearby you could drop it off and I’ll mill it for you - social distancing adhered to of course.
 

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The "Corona" style grain mills are pretty good and inexpensive. Not as fast as a roller mill but fast enough.

I'd just go ahead and get one. After the time it takes to crush what you have improvising you'll wish you bought the mill.
 

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I just realised I had £50 quid in my PayPal account from a Nil Sickness award so bought myself a Bulldog roller mill!
Slightly cheaper grain, here I come!
 

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Some homebrew shops do a pretty poor crush. I guess they figure your efficiency is going to suck so next time you'll order more grain. Having your own mill you can crush to what works best for you.

Congratulations!
 

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Where do you live? Plenty of people on here who have a mill and would help out. I’m in Fareham, Hampshire. If your nearby you could drop it off and I’ll mill it for you - social distancing adhered to of course.
I'm in Cheshire. A little too far, but thanks all the same.
 

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You will get around 40-45% efficiency you could order more a couple of kilo or three 'crushed' to mash in with the un crushed.
Did read of someone else who mashed his un crushed grain unwittingly, put it through a food processor after the mash and mashed for another 1/2 hour got his best efficiency ever.
 
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