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Old 01-23-2013, 01:14 PM   #1
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i'm new here, and am in need of a grain grinder. preferably a grinder that has large volume potential. is there a search tab on this forum to look through other threads, or if not, could some one give me some tips on this topic.

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Old 01-23-2013, 01:17 PM   #2
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Barley Crusher
Monster Mill

There's plenty of others. Try Midwest Supplies, Northern Brewer or Austin Homebrew's websties to get some ideas what you might need or want.



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Old 01-23-2013, 01:21 PM   #3
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I use a Corona Mill. Works great, not very costly. Here is a good thread about how to modify a corona mill to hold more grain.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-ugly-junk-corona-mill-station-90849/

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thanks, ya'll have been very helpful

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I use the Barley Crusher and it works great. I use my power drill to crush and it only takes a couple of minutes. I also got the 15 pound hopper so I can put in up to 15 lbs of grain at once. Hasn't failed me yet!

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i'm new here, and am in need of a grain grinder. preferably a grinder that has large volume potential. is there a search tab on this forum to look through other threads, or if not, could some one give me some tips on this topic.

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How large of volume? Will this be for home use or a commercial operation?
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How large of volume? Will this be for home use or a commercial operation?
Home brew, but I like do do things in a big way, 20-50 lbs at a time.
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I can tell you that you don't want a hand cranked Corona mill then. I would think that one of the other ones mentioned above would be good for you like the Barley Crusher or Monster Mill.

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I agonized over my choices for a mill for several months. Have been using a modified pasta mill for the last 9-10 months Last brew day was painful to say the least, took around 45 minutes to grind a 12 Lb grain bill. It's time for a real mill... Considered a Corona style mill, I decided against it in favor of a mill designed to crush grain for brewing. Nothing against a Corona, many brewers are getting good results with them, just my personal preference.

I ultimately decided to get a Crankandstein 3D mill with a hopper and an attachment to adapt a 1/2 drive. Planning to use my Shopsmith to drive this thing, ordered the mill earlier this week. Can't wait to get it, but I have to wait for them to build one. Should be here around the end of Feb.

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my barley crusher attached to a drill with a locking trigger allows me to chug a beer while plowing through a 10 gallon grain bill. OK, so not a whole beer.



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