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Old 10-19-2009, 03:06 AM   #1
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Looking to order grains in bulk to save money and so they don't go bad in two weeks. Suggested mills to buy, small or large? I'm looking to spend as little as possible so I wouldn't mind a 2lb mill. Suggestions?

 
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:18 AM   #2
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corona mill maybe around $50 you can somtimes find them cheaper.

I have a 15lbs Barley Crusher and I think it's worth every penny. $140
http://www.barleycrusher.com/
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:21 AM   #3

Take a look around the equipment forum - one inexpensive option that you can search for is a Corona mill.

 
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:07 AM   #4
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Thanks, I'll look into it. I really want to get a 7lb one but I'll have to wait and see

 
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:07 AM   #5
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I have a crankandstein 2S. It's awesome for $76. You can either buy his hopper or build one yourself, then hook a drill up to the crank and off you go. Great crush, too! Not much more than a corona without all the shredding


Heres the link:

http://www.crankandstein.net/index.p...d1d33d55d0a383

 
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:09 AM   #6
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I have a crankandstein 2S. It's awesome for $76. You can either buy his hopper or build one yourself, then hook a drill up to the crank and off you go. Great crush, too! Not much more than a corona without all the shredding


Heres the link:

http://www.crankandstein.net/index.p...d1d33d55d0a383
I'd need a mill before I could buy that lol.

Does anyone know why you can't use a Prago mill?

 
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:51 AM   #7
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I got my "Victoria" Corona knockoff (actually, I think all the variants are pretty much the same) from Discount Tommy on eBay for $24 delivered. They're pretty crudely made, and some take a little tweaking, but with with only a little bit of that, mine does a great job of crushing grain.

The following thread started by "Revvy" was of great help to me in getting mine set up:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-u...station-90849/
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Old 10-19-2009, 12:55 PM   #8
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I got my "Victoria" Corona knockoff (actually, I think all the variants are pretty much the same) from Discount Tommy on eBay for $24 delivered. They're pretty crudely made, and some take a little tweaking, but with with only a little bit of that, mine does a great job of crushing grain.

The following thread started by "Revvy" was of great help to me in getting mine set up:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-u...station-90849/
Thanks a lot, I am actually going to look into buying one of these. Been reading through the thread and wondering if there is anything specific that stook out to you? The most valuable post I read so far is the post saying they would adjust it so it would spit out the whole grain and then they'd turn it 1/4th a turn and usually get 80 percent efficiency.

 
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:42 PM   #9
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+1 for the Barley Crusher, comes assembled and ready to rock, and it has a fantastic crush with the factory setting. 81% Brewhouse Efficiency on my first AG, and I think the mill had alot to do with it.
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:49 AM   #10
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Search the forum for cheap pasta maker grain mill. I got it for $12.50 + tax. Scuffed up the rollers just like the guys on the thread said to, and it works great. J

 
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