Screening Gritty Mix
Hi all, this is my first time prepping gritty mix and I want to make sure I am doing it correctly.
Here is the smallest fir bark I found:
Here is a picture of the screened bark:
Screened with 1/4" screen ("the larger particles"):
All that fell through with super fine particles not yet sifted out ("the smaller particles"):
It seems there are many small particles in my "larger particles" picture which would be suitable for the mix, but they just are not falling through the 1/4" screen because they aren't uniformly that size and thus remain on top. I feel like I'm sending a lot of good material to waste. Should I use a larger screen for the extremely large pieces, sift out the fine particles and just keep the rest?
For reference, I have 10 cups of the "larger particles" and 4 cups of the "smaller particles". So more than 2/3 of each bag will be going to waste if I continue this way. Please let me know your thoughts on the size of the small bits within the "larger particles". Meanwhile, I'll go run that batch through a larger sifter and repost some pictures to this thread.