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Old 09-26-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
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Default Looking for advice on a grain mill purchase

I'd like to start buying bulk grains this fall, and with that comes the neccessity to buy a grain mill. I can easily adapt a drill or a motor to whichever one people seam to like in my machine shop.

Adjustability would be nice, and reliability...

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Barley Crusher.

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I have read great things about the Monster mills

i am planning on getting the MM3-2.0

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Barley Crusher.

+1 on the BC

The manufacture says not to motorize it, but that might just be a liability thing.
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The manufacture says not to motorize it, but that might just be a liability thing.
That is not correct...

"The standard hopper holds an even 7 pounds and the optional large hopper holds 15 pounds. Using a 3/8 drillmotor at 500 RPM gives you a crush rate of 6 pounds a minute making the big grain bills fast and easy.

The Barley Crusher is shipped fully assembled. There are no adapters needed to use a 3/8 drill motor."


that is right off of their site
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+1 on the BC

The manufacture says not to motorize it, but that might just be a liability thing.
They packing slip advises not to use a belt driven v-pulley, but attaching a "direct drive" drill onto the shaft works fine.

+1 on the Barley Crusher, btw.
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thus far I think i'm leaning towards the Barley Crusher...

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Dude, I love my barley crusher... there's enough people here who like it, maybe Austin Homebrew Supply will start carrying it...

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thus far I think i'm leaning towards the Barley Crusher...
It's a very highly regarded mill 'round these parts....and the customer service is second to none if you need anything at all.
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+1 on the BC, I got the 15lb version and use my coredless drill with no issues.

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