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Old 02-27-2013, 11:55 PM   #1
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Ok I have posted a lot on this. I'm buying a monster mill cause I talked to Fred and he didn't try to over sell me. So will a m2 do as good of a job as the m3. And is it worth moving to the MM2 2.0 over the others. I make lagers and really worry about tannins from shredded husks and I also make a lot of beers with a high rye content. I'd like to go cheaper but not at the expense of getting the easiest and best crush. Thanks for all the help.

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Old 02-28-2013, 12:03 AM   #2
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MM2 2.0

Easier to power and easier to adjust than the 3 roller model. Crush difference is probably minor.

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Ok. Do the larger rollers on the 2.0 make it worth the extra 50 bucks? And what difference does the larger shaft make?

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Old 02-28-2013, 12:11 AM   #4
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id say the 2" are certainly worth it. the shaft diameter probably isn't worth the extra cash. a 1/2" drive will limit your powering options as well.

I would suggest picking up the hopper and base if you can squeeze it in

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Yep. Buyin it all. The half inch is standard on the 2.0. I don't understand the purpose, it's not like the 3/8 would break. Gonna power with a low speed drill from harbor freight.

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I have the same set up. The MM2-2 has been great. For sure, the 2" rollers are an important upgrade. Don't skimp there. I also use the HF low-speed drill. Very effective. I actually worry more about breaking body parts if something where to jam in the rollers. For sure it would rip out of your hands.

I like the advice given here to pre-condition the malt before milling. Get one of those $5 utility tubs from the home improvement stores. That allows you to spread the malt over a larger area and wet it quicker. Cheap and effective.

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MM2 2.0

Easier to power and easier to adjust than the 3 roller model. Crush difference is probably minor.
This was my justification, that and the 2.0 was a 1/2 shaft I also went with the stainless option,
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