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krenshaw 02-14-2012 01:40 AM

monster mill vs crankenstein vs rebel mill
 
i know many have talked about these before, but since i am going to purchase a mill when i get my tax refund back, i wanted to finally get an informed decision on which one to purchase.. the standard 2 roller version of all of these seem to be very similar, i know not exact, but for the price points i really can't tell the difference.. i've heard reviews for both the monster one and the crankenstein are both great, and the rebel looks like a nice complete package, though i haven't seen many firsthand reviews, and none comparing all three.. anybody have enough experience with the rebel mill to recommend it vs any of the others?

kincade 02-14-2012 02:31 AM

Rebel looks nice other than having smaller rollers (1 5/16 diameter vs 1.5 or 2 and 5" long vs 6). They all seem to be milling well.

onthekeg 02-14-2012 02:43 AM

I doubt you will find one that has experience with all 3 mills. I had a 3 roller crankandstein, traded it to a buddy since I won a 3 roller monster mill. There wasn't much difference between the 2 other than I had a nicer hopper on the MM3.

PSUSkier 02-14-2012 05:46 AM

I've heard the Monster Mill and Crankenstein are great mills. I own the MM2 myself and have had really good results with it.

Based on what I've seen through my research, the Crankenstein and Monster Mills are almost identical in performance. I personally only went with the Monster Mill because I liked their hopper design better (not just a circular funnel to the middle). As for the Rebel Mill, I can't say I'm familiar with that one so maybe someone else can chime in with their thoughts on that one. I get the feeling though they're all going to serve you well.

krenshaw 02-14-2012 08:53 PM

yeah, i pretty much came to the conclusion that any of the 3 will work well for my needs.. i may go based on price if i can find any specials on any of them, though other first hand reviews are appreciated

jtejedor 02-14-2012 09:51 PM

Yeah can't go wrong with any of those. As others have mentioned the hopper on the monster looks nicer.

Bobby_M 02-14-2012 10:24 PM

I don't think you need experience with all three to observe the potential issue with small diameter rollers. It's the same problem people have with Barley Crusher. If you see positive reviews of a brand new mill, they can really only be taken seriously after 1000 pounds of grain goes through.

wetzie 03-02-2012 04:44 AM

I went with the MM2 and it was delivered in 3 days! It was an easy setup and built very well. I have 200 lbs of grain on hand so we have a way to go before I can give an experienced point of view.:tank:

drummermattie02 03-02-2012 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bobby_M (Post 3786149)
I don't think you need experience with all three to observe the potential issue with small diameter rollers. It's the same problem people have with Barley Crusher. If you see positive reviews of a brand new mill, they can really only be taken seriously after 1000 pounds of grain goes through.

Any affordable larger-diameter roller mills you suggest?

drkwoods 03-09-2012 09:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bobby_M
I don't think you need experience with all three to observe the potential issue with small diameter rollers. It's the same problem people have with Barley Crusher. If you see positive reviews of a brand new mill, they can really only be taken seriously after 1000 pounds of grain goes through.

You saying the 2" diam roller is less prone to probs?


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