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Old 04-08-2009, 08:55 PM   #1
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any recs on barley crusher malt mill with 7 pound hopper over schmidling which is much more costly?? thanks, doc

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Old 04-08-2009, 08:56 PM   #2
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friggin' pandora's box.


barley crusher is my mill. Price is right and I use a drill on it.

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Old 04-08-2009, 08:59 PM   #3
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eschatz,

pandoras box is infected first brew. You like the crusher and do you have 7 or 15 hopper?? any benefit to larger? thanks, doc

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No need, IMHO, for the bigger hopper, it's just a little sheet metal that'd be easy to mock up in the future if you need more capacity. As it stands, for a five gallon batch you fill the hopper, grind the malt, re-fill, grind the malt; it's not worth an extra $20 - $25 to only have to fill the mill once!

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^+1 to the Bird. I have the same set-up. Sometimes I use a drill sometimes I get my workout in...

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I have the 7# version. Can't see anyone justifying the extra sheet metal for the 15. When you get your mill go out and buy a digital scale that reads down to 1/8 oz and up to at least 5-7 lbs. It'll cost you less than $30 probably but it's well worth the money.

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^+1 to the Bird. I have the same set-up. Sometimes I use a drill sometimes I get my workout in...
OMFG... Kaiser's got the hand-cranked MaltMill, I had to borrow it this past weekend - I thought I was going to die!
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I almost killed myself on a Hefe using 65% German red wheat malt, my arm was sore for about a day.

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Barley crusher with 7# hopper for me. It works great. I don't have a drill on it yet. After my 13lb bill for Ed's IPA, I'm seriously considering it!

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I use a Barley Crusher at the store, and crush a lot of grain through it. Never had an issue everyone has always been very happy about the crush they receive. I used thehand crank once, and I will never do that again.

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