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Old 02-19-2012, 05:25 PM   #11
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What about a corona grain mill? I was just reading the literature for them and other than throwinh grain indescrinately from the top of the grinde the users have reported no major issues with trere use. It is hand operated and the manufacturer does recomend not installing a drill motor, but for 20-40 bucks, How can you go wrong. Google Ugly Corona Mill on this site and see what you get. I will be stopping at that price point till I can save up a bunch more cash after I build my sculpture, buy burners, buy huge stainless kettles, and other proper and appropriate support equipment. If you can do it by hand then if the power goes out you can still brew.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:37 PM   #12
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Problem with corona is the crush destroys the hulls



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Old 02-19-2012, 06:18 PM   #13
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I've read that a lot. That it just grinds grain into oblivion and you really don't get any control over the crush.

Barley Crushers come with a lifetime warranty, a roller that's adjustable on both ends, built strong, and one of the lower priced malt mills out there, it's a hard deal to pass up. Even at 132, they are a steal.

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Old 02-19-2012, 07:04 PM   #14
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What about a corona grain mill? I was just reading the literature for them and other than throwinh grain indescrinately from the top of the grinde the users have reported no major issues with trere use. It is hand operated and the manufacturer does recomend not installing a drill motor, but for 20-40 bucks, How can you go wrong.
Yeah, I was going to go this route too but look at it this way, you could invest that $20-$40 in a nice mill if you're in it for the long haul. It seems to me that a corona grain mill will do the trick but some owners have upgraded later on to a BC, MM, etc.

I've never tried a corona mill, but I can say that the BC is pretty sweet.
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A custom malt mill, huh? That sounds pretty sweet. What kind of details did you specify when drawing your plans up?
2 1/4" rollers. 8" length made from cold rolled. Encased in 1/2" alum plate. Not adjustable but gap set at .030. I'm excited. Have only 2 extracts under my belt and I'm trying to cut as much of the upfront cost for all grain out
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2 1/4" rollers. 8" length made from cold rolled. Encased in 1/2" alum plate. Not adjustable but gap set at .030. I'm excited. Have only 2 extracts under my belt and I'm trying to cut as much of the upfront cost for all grain out
That sounds like a really nice set up and a good way to save a little dough. Adjustable rollers are a must for me but let me know how it turns out. I'm sure I'm going to wind up driving myself crazy looking for the perfect crush but isn't getting there half the fun?
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That sounds like a really nice set up and a good way to save a little dough. Adjustable rollers are a must for me but let me know how it turns out. I'm sure I'm going to wind up driving myself crazy looking for the perfect crush but isn't getting there half the fun?
I figured worst case I would spend 5-20 more dollars to have him make me a couple extra rollers that are bigger or smaller to get different gaps and then all i have to do is insert them. kind of a pain compared to the Barley crusher but I didn't have a clue how to make them adjustable. If anybody had input on how that could be done it would be appreciated.
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I think it's in the bearings....the holes in the middle are off center I think... (eccentric bearings?)

And again I could be totally wrong....lol

I bought a monster mill...just the standard mm2 with hopper and base.... It's a beast!

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I think it's in the bearings....the holes in the middle are off center I think... (eccentric bearings?)

And again I could be totally wrong....lol

I bought a monster mill...just the standard mm2 with hopper and base.... It's a beast!
I never understood what that meant until now. I may order some and see if he can adjust my drawing for them. I was just gonna use bronze oil impregnated bearings. Thank you!
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What's the condition like?
Excellent condition. When I find out the cost to ship, I will take some photos to see if you are interested.


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