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Garrett 10-26-2012 10:44 PM

Corona Mill vs Barley Crusher for BIAB
 
Ok want to get some opinions on this! My LHBS has adjusted their mill a couple times for me to accommodate my BIAB style of crush, but has had to many issues when adjusting and won't do it for me anymore. So I need to start milling my own grain. I like the price point of the Corona obviously but the barley crusher has its pluses as well! What would be the best option?

Willum 10-27-2012 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Garrett (Post 4535747)
Ok want to get some opinions on this! My LHBS has adjusted their mill a couple times for me to accommodate my BIAB style of crush, but has had to many issues when adjusting and won't do it for me anymore. So I need to start milling my own grain. I like the price point of the Corona obviously but the barley crusher has its pluses as well! What would be the best option?

As a brewer who uses a corona, I would say get a barley crusher if you have the money. I get 80% efficiency with my corona, but it took a while to get it that way. I had to JB weld it together to get any type of consistency out of it. If I had the money, I would get a better mill.

callback79 10-27-2012 01:21 AM

I BIAB/No sparge and hit 79% efficiency at my first attempt with my Corona style mill. I prefer a finner crush as most BIABer do, but I really do not crush the grains to flour.

I think a BC or MM will be my choice if I would use the traditional way to brew, but for BIAB I like it...a lot.

BrotherGrim 10-27-2012 01:35 AM

I use a Corona style for BIAB and I do get quite a bit of flour, but it hasn't hurt a thing. Irish moss to clean up the wort, and crystal clear beers in the glass. Efficiencies up in the high 80s most of the time unless I mess up the mash temps.

Garrett 10-27-2012 06:11 PM

2 against 1 so far! Anyone else want to chime in here?

BigRock947 10-27-2012 07:28 PM

I usually have my HBS Mill my grains twice. Of course, I did order a Corona mill so I can start ordering my grains in bulk.

TKOriginal 10-28-2012 04:26 PM

Get the BC knock off, split the difference the Cereal Killer.

joeybeer 10-28-2012 04:28 PM

I've used a Corona mill for 2 years and love it, but as soon as I can afford it, I'll get a BC

seander77 10-28-2012 04:54 PM

If you can afford the Barley Crusher get it. It is worth the price premium. I went from 70% efficiency with standard LHBS milling to almost 80% with customized crush with the Barley Crusher. It turns out that the smallest spacing was not best. About 75% on the dial actually worked best for me.

thughes 10-28-2012 04:57 PM

My .02:

BIAB'er here too, been using the corona for @ 3 years. Dialed in and rigged up as ugly junk I'm getting avg 80%. I just got the cereal killer, adjusted it to .036 and I'm getting 80% over last 3 brews. Only difference between the two at this point appears to be the price tag. I love the CK but for @ $20 I'd suggest getting the corona and spend the rest of your mill budget on ingedients.


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