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Old 11-05-2007, 02:43 PM   #101
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I just bought the 7# hopper; I figured it would be very easy to take some scrap lumber and build an extension for the hopper if the 7#'er isn't big enough.
Or some HVAC sheet metal, tin snips and a pop rivet gun.

The 7 lb hopper works for me. I really don't care if I have to load it up a few times.
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Old 11-05-2007, 03:37 PM   #102
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Looks like CrankandStein / Monster mill web site is down. Appearently the result of a business disagreement between the mgf. dude and the marketing and sales dude. I only heard one side of the story so I won't comment.

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Old 11-05-2007, 04:49 PM   #103
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Congrats Bird! I love my Barley Crusher. I've definitely noticed an increase in efficiency over the crush I was getting at my LHBS.

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Old 11-05-2007, 05:44 PM   #104
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Check this site for the Monster Mill. It's up and working.

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Old 11-08-2007, 02:37 PM   #105
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Does anyone know of where to get a decent mill in the UK? The Barley Crusher seems to be great, but there's only one place in the UK that seems to sell it and it's listed at £150, over twice as expensive as buying it in the USA! Other mills I've seen seem to go for £200. Anyone know where to get something in the £70 range (equiv to $140, which seems to be what they are going for in America).
I'm in the same boat.. well a similar one. Check out the monster mills, you'll need to build a hopper and base, but $99 plus $38 shipping gets you in just under £70. CrankandStein doesn't mention international shipping but you could mail them.

As for my mill, I bought the B3 grain gobbler. It tanked after a year. I'm now in the market for something a little more durable.
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Old 11-08-2007, 02:45 PM   #106
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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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Old 11-08-2007, 02:57 PM   #107
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You know, I've got an old, wired drill like that from my old man that I'll attach in your honor! Throws sparks and everything!

I'm not going to have a grain explosion, am I?

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You know, I've got an old, wired drill like that from my old man that I'll attach in your honor! Throws sparks and everything!

I'm not going to have a grain explosion, am I?
Nah...

That's one nice thing about crushing your own...less dust with transferring whole grains.
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Pretty nifty looking cord you got on that bad boy BM!

Looks like it could use some more duct tape.

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Pretty nifty looking cord you got on that bad boy BM!

Looks like it could use some more duct tape.
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