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Old 04-30-2007, 07:14 AM   #1
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Default Mill owners, time to throw down!!

I want to know what kind of efficiencies you are getting and what kind of mill you have. Post your typical efficiencies for an all-barley (and hops and yeast and water) brew.

Basically, I'm trying to decide if it's worth it for the third roller...

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Old 04-30-2007, 08:08 AM   #2
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80% with my home grown two roller

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Old 04-30-2007, 12:44 PM   #3
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i got 80% with my grain gobbler this weekend. I'm usually in the mid 70's.

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Old 04-30-2007, 12:58 PM   #4
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There are a lot of variables that effect efficiency than just the way the grain is crushed. How the mill is adjusted, the type of sparging equipment used, batch vs fly sparging, temperature of the sparge, how much water is used for the mash and sparge all effect efficiency. What I'm trying to say is results may vary.
Having said that, I get about 75 to 80 percent efficiency with my Phil Mill. It is a single roller mill.

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Old 04-30-2007, 01:11 PM   #5
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Yes, RichBrewer makes an invaluable point.

I get mid 80's, JSP MaltMill default spacing.

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It's sounding like 3 roller mills are a little excess for the typical homebrewer then?

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It's sounding like 3 roller mills are a little excess for the typical homebrewer then?
Well, that's kind of besides the point around here isn't it. Most of the things we talk about are excessive to a homebrewer.
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It's sounding like 3 roller mills are a little excess for the typical homebrewer then?
Well I would think so. How much does something like that cost?
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Well, that's kind of besides the point around here isn't it. Most of the things we talk about are excessive to a homebrewer.
I didn't mean to suggest it was a bad thing...

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Well I would think so. How much does something like that cost?

$129 from crankandstein, still needing the hopper and base which I could fabricate for free, really. So like an extra $30-60 depending on how fancy you wanna get with it.
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Old 04-30-2007, 02:00 PM   #10
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I get about 70 (lowest 68, highest 75) percent efficiency with my Corona knock-off (Porkert) mill. Cost me $20 brand new.

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