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BierMuncher 10-04-2007 03:53 PM

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Great customer service from Randy on my Barley Crusher.

Had an issue with the handle being stuck and he sent me a new one within 3 days. Also sent me a UPS prepaid stick-on label so I could return the old at no expense.

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BierMuncher 10-04-2007 03:53 PM

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Great customer service from Randy on my Barley Crusher.

Had an issue with the handle being stuck and he sent me a new one within 3 days. Also sent me a UPS prepaid stick-on label so I could return the old at no expense.

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BierMuncher 10-04-2007 03:53 PM

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Great customer service from Randy on my Barley Crusher.

Had an issue with the handle being stuck and he sent me a new one within 3 days. Also sent me a UPS prepaid stick-on label so I could return the old at no expense.

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Germey 10-18-2007 11:36 PM

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Well, my head was spinning after just a couple of pages. For posterity’s sake, here is my summary of this thread. Feel free to correct me on anything I missed or got wrong and I’ll edit the chart. The price and the throughput is from the Mfg websites.
While there was quite a bit of hypothesis on the diameter of the rollers, there was not much mentioned about the length. That would seem to clearly increase throughput.
I did not have a column for adding a drill or motor since that seemed pretty easy across the board (at least for the folks here\"\" ). Also, my general impression is that 3 rollers makes for a lot more resistance in cranking, but may provide a higher quality grind. In general, efficiencies and lauter speed seemed pretty comparable and probably has more to do with other factors from brewer to brewer.
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Good shopping,
Jeremy


FlyGuy 10-18-2007 11:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Rudeboy
Besides being slow and not getting the right size of crush , it makes a helluva mess. It spits the crush with alot of flour out the side. I guess I could have MacGyvered something but I just said F'it and ordered a proper crusher.

Word to the wise, a Corona Mill might work for PM's or Extract&Grain but if your even thinking about AG get a proper crusher to start with.
Sorry to hear that you didn't have much success with your Corona Mill, but there are quite a few of us that use them and get over 80% efficiency with our AG brews. They work surprisingly well. See here:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/have-you-made-good-beer-corona-mill-32437/.

Here was my solution to reigning in the mill, which took about 30 mins to construct from some scrap wood:
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If you are patient, you can adjust the crush pretty fine. It may not be ideal, but these mills work fine for AG, especially if you are batch sparging.

BierMuncher 11-08-2007 02:45 PM

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Went ahead and ordered my Barley Crusher for my birthday… Should be here before Yankee Ingenuity V. Now, gotta go buy me a sack of grain!

I also bought a vial of Papazian's "Cry Havoc" yeast to play with...
Did you get the special accessory?


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Germey 11-09-2007 04:46 PM

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Fred Francis from Monster Mills PM'ed me the throughput and adjustability specs. Here is the updated chart.
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Originally Posted by Germey
Well, my head was spinning after just a couple of pages. For posterity’s sake, here is my summary of this thread. Feel free to correct me on anything I missed or got wrong and I’ll edit the chart. The price and the throughput is from the Mfg websites.
While there was quite a bit of hypothesis on the diameter of the rollers, there was not much mentioned about the length. That would seem to clearly increase throughput.
I did not have a column for adding a drill or motor since that seemed pretty easy across the board (at least for the folks here\"\" ). Also, my general impression is that 3 rollers makes for a lot more resistance in cranking, but may provide a higher quality grind. In general, efficiencies and lauter speed seemed pretty comparable and probably has more to do with other factors from brewer to brewer.
Good shopping,
Jeremy


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