Although this batch is still in the secondary, I am very disappointed in the milling of the grain. On top of the base grains included in the kit, I added three additional pounds of grain, a total of over 17 pounds, that were "milled" by Austin. I allowed the grains to steep an additional 30 minutes, and then recirculated for 20 minutes or so, to be sure to extract as much of the sugar as possible. The OG should have been well north of recipe’s 1.74, but was only 1.35! It is disappointing to spend 6 hours on a high gravity batch that yields only 50% of the OG. My review is of the milling more than the recipe. I am hesitant to start the second kit I purchased with this one, as I am concerned the milling will also be too coarse.
Reviewed by: John L from East Coast.