Originally Posted by FireRescueFL
Ding ding ding! I think we have a winner. My grains did come from Heart's and they look NOTHING like the pics above.
So how much does a decent mill cost?
I see quite a bit of completely un-crushed kernels in the second pic.
You can get a bare bones mill like this for $117 plus shipping: http://www.monsterbrewinghardware.com/mm-2.html
If you are handy, you can build a hopper, base and motorize it. So, you are pretty much looking at something like $300+ all said and done motorized and ready to rock. Depending on your scrounging skills, fabrication skills and who you know, you could cut that down to about $175 or less if you are really smooth.
A mill is a very good investment if you are serious about this hobby.