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Old 07-23-2014, 01:19 AM   #11
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The reality here is that you are not cool until you own a monster mill. That is why I bought one. I wanted to be cool.


I have a MM2-2.0 with hardened rollers. It will last a long time! I am a "prolific homebrewer with lots of friends" so I figured the hardened option was a good one.

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Old 07-23-2014, 01:28 AM   #12
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Unless you are getting some kind of insane deal it's not worth it. I'm a HUGE fan of my cereal killer grain mill from a
Adventures in Homebrewing. Great deal.

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Old 07-26-2014, 04:06 AM   #13
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Unless you are getting some kind of insane deal it's not worth it. I'm a HUGE fan of my cereal killer grain mill from a
Adventures in Homebrewing. Great deal.
+100 on the cereal killer. Cheap, easy to set your crush, sturdy and I have run over 200lbs of grain through mine with no issues. Love it.
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Old 07-26-2014, 04:16 AM   #14
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I have a barley crusher I bought from brew and grow for around $125. Homebrewing.org has a mill exclusive to them for $100 and it had great reviews. I bought the barley crusher just because I have a brew and grow around the corner

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Old 07-26-2014, 04:30 AM   #15
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$20 corona mill knock off on amazon plus a bucket and a drill and thats all you need, anything else is overkill and money that could have been spent on some other device to make better beer.

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Old 07-28-2014, 04:40 PM   #16
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$20 corona mill knock off on amazon plus a bucket and a drill and thats all you need, anything else is overkill and money that could have been spent on some other device to make better beer.
Not trying to be an a**hole, but the only people who say this are those who have never used a grain mill that's designed to break the husks open while leaving them whole and break up the meat of the grain into smaller bits. The corona type is designed for breaking up corn (after you've soaked it in lye) for making masa dough.
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Not trying to be an a**hole, but the only people who say this are those who have never used a grain mill that's designed to break the husks open while leaving them whole and break up the meat of the grain into smaller bits. The corona type is designed for breaking up corn (after you've soaked it in lye) for making masa dough.

Not trying to be an A-hole, But not entirely true, I have used both as my LHBS has a roller mill, and while I don't examine my grist w/ scope, nor sieve it to determine fractional percentage by size, my observation is that the crush with a corona style mill is not substantially different.


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My neighbor bought one of those attachments and we added a 5 gallon water bottle with the bottom cut off as a hopper. It worked well. I thought the crush looked fine and the beer (a Porter) came out great.

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I too would avoid that type of mill. As previously said in this thread, those are meant to produce flour much like a Corona mill. True, they are adjustable, but its a crap shoot at best. For consistency in your crush (consistency in your mash efficiency) your money is better spent on a purpose built brewing grain mill, IMO. I have been using a Barley Crusher for 7 years and it has served me very well, I am 100% happy with it. They may be a bit more than the KitchenAid attachment, but for approx $140 it is worth every penny for the mill.

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