Bought a Full Sack of Milled Grain?

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by GreenKrusty101, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. GreenKrusty101

    GreenKrusty101 Dec 4, 2008 Nevada

    Just bought a couple of full sacks of grain and ordered them milled/crushed (Rahr 50# from Midwest). The bags came sealed...but milled already, which leads me to believe they were milled at somewhere up the supply chain...anyone know who mills them? ...Rahr?...Brewers Supply Group? Midwest?

    This will probably be the last time I order milled grain though as Santa brought me a grain mill.
  2. HerbMeowing

    HerbMeowing Nov 10, 2010 Virginia

    I'm not a Buddhist, but am starting to feel I haven't suffered enough because I by-passed the pre-milled grain phase.
  3. hopsandmalt

    hopsandmalt Dec 14, 2006 Michigan

    I'm inclined to believe that Midwest mills the grain and then re-seals the bag.
  4. yinzer

    yinzer Nov 24, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Send them an email and ask.

    And you had better leave some homebrew for Santa. He can be a pisser at times. He might bring you some Pediococcus and not tell you.
  5. GreenKrusty101

    GreenKrusty101 Dec 4, 2008 Nevada

    Went right to milling your own grain, eh? Must be a Zoroastrian : )
  6. DubbelMan

    DubbelMan Mar 17, 2009 New York

    Ha! Is that a rare thing? I milled my own grain when i switched from extract years ago. With a good old Corona mill. :D

  7. GreenKrusty101

    GreenKrusty101 Dec 4, 2008 Nevada

    I don't know what requires more suffering...a Mr. Beer kit or milling grain with a Corona Mill : )

    cheers also
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  8. yinzer

    yinzer Nov 24, 2006 Pennsylvania

    I don't know. That's why I'm not a Buddhist.
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  9. inchrisin

    inchrisin Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    I can help with this. I'll make sure I pick on you more in 2013. :D
  10. HerbMeowing

    HerbMeowing Nov 10, 2010 Virginia

  11. dmamiano

    dmamiano Nov 18, 2005 West Virginia

    Cant tell you how many hundreds of pounds of grain I milled with my corona. Finally broke down and bought a Barley Crusher. Night and day!
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  12. ZimZamZoom

    ZimZamZoom Dec 5, 2005 West Virginia

    I don't know who supplies Midwest, but we get bulk grain thru our local Brewpub. North Country Malt supplies them and they offer milled grain in addition to whole grain. I would suspect Midwest gets the big sacks in both fashions to provide to their customers. While it is obvious they mill their own specialty grain or small orders of base malt, I can't believe they would open a 55pound sack, mill it and then refill/seal it.

    Did it have the fancy stitch sealing with the string?
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  13. GreenKrusty101

    GreenKrusty101 Dec 4, 2008 Nevada

    Yes, I think you are right....Brewer's Supply Group is the middleman between Midwest and Rahr from what I can tell.
  14. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    I've never used anything other than ready milled-that's how it comes straight from the maltster. Even after many months it gave exactly the same extraction and flavours seemed to be still all there.
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