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View Poll Results: Which malt mill do you own
Maltmill 9 15.00%
Crankandstein 9 15.00%
Monster Mill 3 5.00%
Barley Crusher 26 43.33%
Other 13 21.67%
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Old 11-27-2007, 02:08 AM   #1
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Vote above if you can. I am in the market and want to know what you guys prefer. If you can, post up why you chose the one you use, which model/accessories you got, what you like about it, and anything you dislike. Maybe this can be a decent resource for people like me.

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Old 11-27-2007, 02:12 AM   #2
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Got the basic, 7#-hopper Barley Crusher after hearing everyone rave about it. Seems reasonably robust, and seems to have had a marked improvement on my efficiency. While I could have easily made a hopper for a Crankandstein, buying a mill that already had that and a base meant one fewer project on the to-do list. The rollers aren't as big as on some of the other crushers, but it rips through malt very quickly.

$126, with shipping, works out of box with a 3/8" drill.

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Old 11-27-2007, 02:15 AM   #3
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Crankandstein here. With their recent internal problems, I'd probably recommend the BC right now even thought I think that the crankandstein is the better mill. The Monster looks nice too, but they're pretty new and don't have much of a rep yet.

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Old 11-27-2007, 02:17 AM   #4
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Stayed away from the Cranktroversy and went BC for the reasons the_bird stated.

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Old 11-27-2007, 02:26 AM   #5
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BC, for price and ease of use right out of box.

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Old 11-27-2007, 02:32 AM   #6
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Just because i don't want it misrepresented; Crankandstein has an out of the box option too. That's what I have

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I'll be picking up a JSP MaltMill soon because that's what my LHBS carries and what they use to crush grains. They have a motorized version over in the corner and customers are welcome to use it when they buy grain. I've gotten 75% efficiency from every grain purchase I've crushed there. I've gotten 55-60% with grain crushed elsewhere.

They've got the MaltMills in stock and already mounted on bases, so it's kind of a no-brainer, especially if I can get the guys at the shop to help me dial it in before I take it home.

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Do people run grain through 2x or is this a no no?
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I use a Valley Mill. You can't even buy them anymore, but that damn thing is awesome. RIP Valley Mill.

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Old 11-27-2007, 08:03 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by the_bird
Got the basic, 7#-hopper Barley Crusher after hearing everyone rave about it...
Same here, but I can't use mine yet stoopid christmas, so far away.
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