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Title: Grain Mill Gap
Post by: Kevin58 on August 07, 2017, 05:54:33 PM
Anyone have a gap setting you use for BIAB?
Title: Re: Grain Mill Gap
Post by: GigaFemto on August 07, 2017, 07:39:24 PM
I use a gap of 0.030", and I run everything through the mill twice. I get a consistent mash efficiency of 81%. I have heard of BIAB people who go even lower on the gap, but I don't see any reason to do so.

--GF
Title: Re: Grain Mill Gap
Post by: enkamania on August 08, 2017, 09:32:20 AM
I do  0.025"
Title: Re: Grain Mill Gap
Post by: Kevin58 on August 08, 2017, 12:49:52 PM
Perfect! Thanks. I'm currently set to 0.038 and knew that was too wide for BIAB but I didn't want to just start adjusting blindly.
Title: Re: Grain Mill Gap
Post by: stogies4life on August 21, 2017, 06:13:04 PM
I read something awhile back that said you can use an old gift card as a rough gauge on the gap needed. I use a Schmidling Malt mill and always seem to get low to mid 80's with that setup. Just my $.02
Title: Re: Grain Mill Gap
Post by: joeinma on August 23, 2017, 12:12:16 PM
After reading this thread last week, set my mill to 0.30, double crushed like usual and hit 80% mash efficiency for the first time with BIAB!  Thanks for the tips!