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Old 01-03-2013, 03:46 PM   #1
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I'm going to be doing a couple beers this weekend that involve about 20 pounds of grain. While my local supply store provides a mill for free, I don't really feel like running back and forth for that if I can just do it with something I already have at home. My wife has a hand powered chopper for things like vegetables, etc. While it will take awhile to get through the full amount of the grain, would that work as a cheap mill until I invest in an actual grain to have at home?

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Old 01-03-2013, 04:35 PM   #2
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A corona mill is the lowest cost option for milling grain.

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Old 01-03-2013, 04:39 PM   #3
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I think a pasta mill converted into a grain mill is cheaper than a corona mill.

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A hand powered chopper whatever that is might work but will likely take near forever with marginal results.

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I've played w a pasta roller...they work, helps to run the grain through twice,,,not something I would advise trying...corona mill is the best budget option available IMO

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I've played w a pasta roller...they work, helps to run the grain through twice,,,not something I would advise trying...corona mill is the best budget option available imp
You must have had it adjusted wrong. I put over 200 pounds through mine before I sold it and never had a problem. Actually going to make another one soon so I can start buying in bulk again.
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You must have had it adjusted wrong. I put over 200 pounds through mine before I sold it and never had a problem. Actually going to make another one soon so I can start buying in bulk again.
No, I had the pasta roller adjusted, and as I said, "they work", I used it for a few batches. IMHO a $25 Corona is a far better option than the $15 pasta roller. Just my opinion after using both types, that's all.

Just my opinion, but I feel the rollers on the pasta mill are to small for use as a grain mill, sure they work.
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