…and once you find that best crush, measure the gap so that it’s easier to set the mill back to the same gap if you take it apart for cleaning or maintenance. [/quote]
Do you take yours apart? I’ve used mine for 12+ years and hundreds and hundreds of batches and never done that.[/quote]
I’ve taken my Barley Crusher apart once in the three years I’ve had it. I got a little paranoid about grain flour causing the “free” roller to stick after reading some NB Forum posts which kinda sorta triggered my OC tendencies and, well, er…
I learned that I probably could have put that time to better use, but knowing the gap I had set made it easier to adjust when I put everything back together. I think it might also be useful to know if I ever get around to experimenting with grain conditioning if that leads to gap adjustments. It’s certainly not a critical thing to know, but it can be handy.