In an effort to help streamline the brewery and make it seem like I know what I am doing at least half the time, I picked up a set of feeler gauges to check the gap on my malt mill. Seems pretty straight forward, slide in a blade till you find the size you are looking for, right? Well, things aren’t always as easy as they should seem. Looking at these blades I realize I have no clue what it is I am trying to read.
Wow, ego is now crushed a bit. I mean, I am a man, this stuff should come naturally. So now it is time to save my manhood, I check the internet. After a quick check on Google I realize I am not the only dumbass who can’t read a feeler gauge. Here is the link to a site I found most helpful.
I find that the set of gauges I have now do not have a single blade that is the right size. After doing the math I found the combo that works to put me within the right range. After checking the malt mill, I find it is at the upper end of proper milling tolerances. I may need to adjust, but its ok still for at least my next brew day.
Lets find us a pint … it seems fitting