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Old 02-26-2009, 01:24 AM   #1
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Default Scmidling Maltmills or Barley Crusher

So, I've been looking at going AG and using Deathbrewer's stove-top method.
Enquiring minds wanna know: Schmidling Maltmills or Barley Crusher?

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Old 02-26-2009, 01:48 AM   #2
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BC... it is fully adjustable, costs less, larger hopper... cant see a downside. Then again, I own a BC... so I am biased.

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Yeah, I noticed at AHS (no offense to Forrest) the Schmidling is, like 144.99. At Brewmasters Warehouse the 15lb BC is 145.00. So now, it just comes down to quality.

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it just comes down to quality.
Don't know about the Schmidling, but the Barley Crusher has a lifetime warranty. I've owned one for a year and half with no problems.
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:29 AM   #5
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+1 for the Barley Crusher. I have had mine for 2 years...its great

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AHS sells Schmidling Malt Mills but USES Barley Crushers... so does Brewmasters and others. That should say something.

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I used my barley crusher the first time today. I've never noticed anyone say anything bad about any of the roller mills--you can't go wrong with any of them. It cost less so I bought it. It made the best looking crush I've seen, even Midwest's and they use a barley crusher too. I just broke my hydrometer so I don't know how if it helped efficiency or not.

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AHS sells Scmidling Malt Mills but USES Barley Crushers... so does Brewmasters and others. That should say something.
I wonder why they use one mill but sell another. There must be something simple I am missing. If I used a mill in my shop, I would try very hard to sell that mill. Maybe becoming a distributor for the BC isn't all thast easy. {shrug}
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I think the BC is the best for the price. They seem to be more widely used, and when every HBS that I know of uses them, that sayes a lot, to me anyhow.

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According to the descriptions from Midwest, the BC can be connected to a drill without modification, but maybe the maltmill cannot?

Why not something like this? Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: Grizzly H7775 Cast Iron Corn / Grain Mill

Too slow? One of the reviews said it takes 3-5 minutes per pound of grain. If this is true, you could be turning that crank for an hour! The weird thing is, he gave it a good score and so did the other brewers who left reviews. Either that guy was wrong about the speed or they all have tons of time to waste. I'd love to save some money by getting this but not if it means turning the crank for an hour.

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