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Old 06-22-2014, 12:19 AM   #1
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So I am in the market for a grain mill. I am getting back into brewing after a long long time off. I want to go all grain and buy in bulk. I have been looking at the barley mill and millars mill. The barley mill is now on sale at beer smith for $50 cheaper than millars. Any reason not to go with the barley? If I had the extra cash, I would also be looking at the monster mill. Thanks

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Old 06-22-2014, 01:27 AM   #2
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I have a MM-2 and love it. Don't about the Millars or BC, but you will find plenty of advocates for each. There has been some controversy discussed here a while back over Barley Crusher's customer service, but don't know if they have gotten better in that department.

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Old 06-22-2014, 01:47 AM   #3
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AIH has the Cereal Killer Mill for $99.99 and free shipping... and I love it. I went for what I could afford with good reviews. My efficiency went up when I started milling my own grains. I can adjust the gap, and I hook up a drill to speed my grains through! haha. Maybe that will help. http://www.homebrewing.org/Cereal-Ki...ll_p_2310.html

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I had a Barley Crusher (for many years) and it was fine. I bought a Monster Mill II this spring - it is awesome. It costs more....but, worth every penny. That thing crushes some grain.

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JSP is what I bought. Very happy

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There's a bare bones roller mill on clearance at Austin Homebrew for $60 at the moment. Mine hasn't arrived yet, but it's one cheap option to look at.

It doesn't seem to be perfect from the reviews, but it does seem to work.

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I hemmed and hawed about this for a while a few months ago, but since I have a "buy once cry once" attitude about tools and equipment, went with a monster mill, mm2-2.0. It's more mill than I need now (5 gal batches every 2 weeks or so) but if I ever scale up it should be able to handle pretty much anything.

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