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Old 10-20-2012, 03:19 AM   #1
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Just starting all-grain. Give me direction on mills.

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Old 10-20-2012, 03:44 AM   #2
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my barley crusher has never done me wrong

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On the high-end side; the Monster Mill 2 roller with 2" rollers (mm2 2.0) would be an amazing mill!

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I guess I'm looking for suggestions about specific mills and crushers. If I'm investing $200 on a mill, I want people's opinions about what they like and don't like.


What kind of crusher do you have? Why do you like it? If you had a chance to start over, what would you have bought instead? What do you wish you knew before you bought?

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I have a Corona style mill ~$20. It is doing a good job so far. When I upgrade it will be a Monster Mill 2 2.0. All the others seem about the same but?? My other choice might be the one at Rebel Brewer.

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A+ for the Barley Crusher

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I am very happy with my 3 roller Crankenstine.

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Basically you get what you pay for. Corona mills work, but you may not get the best crush and speed is not a priority. My Barley Crusher served me well for about 3 years before she died. I can't say anything bad about it, I just think I used it way more than it was designed for. I recently purchased the Monster MM2 with the hardened rollers. Definitely in a different class than the Barley Crusher, as the BC was to a Corona. If your just getting started, I would go with the Barley Crusher design. Rather you buy the BC or the one from Rebel Brewer. The BC is in your price range, while the Rebel Brewer mill is a little more pricey, it looks a little more substantial. The bottom line is, if your going all grain, then a mill of some sort is a must.

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I guess I'm looking for suggestions about specific mills and crushers. If I'm investing $200 on a mill, I want people's opinions about what they like and don't like.


What kind of crusher do you have? Why do you like it? If you had a chance to start over, what would you have bought instead? What do you wish you knew before you bought?
I have a Rebel Mill.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f41/all-...brewer-284565/

I like it because it's built like a tank, had a huge hopper and was ready to use right out of the box. I'd definitely buy this mill again.

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I have a MM 2 roller and I love it. It just keeps going and going. I remember carefully evaluating and researching. It wasn't an easy choice.

In the end I learned that there are several quality mills on the market including the barley crusher and crankenstein. It was the testimony from other satisfied owners and the great customer service from the president of monster mill that helped my decision. Fred Francis (the owner) can be found on this board and is very knowledgeable.

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