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Old 01-27-2010, 07:20 AM   #1
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I know there are several thread about this, but just wanting to gather recent perspective. I'm going to be getting rid of my corona mill for a roller mill in the very near future and want to make the best value purchase. thanks in advance. --B



 
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:10 PM   #2
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The BEST grain crusher is going to be expensive and somewhat subjective. When I shopped for 'value' when I bought a grain mill, I went straight for the Barley Crusher with the 7lb hopper. For about $120 I'm totally satisfied. I hand-cranked my first grain bill with it and it worked well. I thought I was going to have to call EMS to come get me before I was finished, but I cranked my way through 14lbs of grain. After that, I just removed the crank handle and hooked my 3/8" drill up to the shaft to turn it. I can mill 14lbs of grain now in just a couple minutes. I'm totally satisfied with this mill after using it 5 or 6 times.


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Old 01-27-2010, 04:04 PM   #3
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The BEST grain crusher is going to be expensive and somewhat subjective. When I shopped for 'value' when I bought a grain mill, I went straight for the Barley Crusher with the 7lb hopper. For about $120 I'm totally satisfied. I hand-cranked my first grain bill with it and it worked well. I thought I was going to have to call EMS to come get me before I was finished, but I cranked my way through 14lbs of grain. After that, I just removed the crank handle and hooked my 3/8" drill up to the shaft to turn it. I can mill 14lbs of grain now in just a couple minutes. I'm totally satisfied with this mill after using it 5 or 6 times
+1 Love mine, sure is nice to buy in bulk.
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:11 PM   #4
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I use the Barley crusher with 7 lb hopper. It works great and is adjustable on both ends of the rollers.

I've also used the Monster mill at the LHBS. It works ok, but the rollers get stuck sometimes. Plus you have to build the hopper and mount.
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:13 PM   #5
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I have been lucky enough to have gracious friends who let me rent their mills for beers. I have used both the Barley Crusher and various Crankendstein models with great results.... I feel the crankendstein is a little more robust....
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:38 PM   #6
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So nobody else read the thread title and thought of Tony the Tiger?

I like the Barley Crusher...they're grrreeat!

 
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:42 PM   #7
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Plus you have to build the hopper and mount.
Not any more. They sell a hopper with their mills for an extra price.

 
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Old 01-27-2010, 04:55 PM   #8
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7# Barley Crusher driven by a 14.4v cordless drill. It's great. I've no complaints at all.

Only current complaint I've heard is that BarleyCrusher got swamped around holiday season and is catching up from all the back orders. Nice testimonial in and of itself...
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:23 PM   #9
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Crushin your own grains are grrrreat!!
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:29 PM   #10
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I use the monster mill mm2-2.0 and love it! Ive used the barley crusher and the malt mill and they are both good mills. But any roller mill will work its all a matter of personal preference and your diy skills.



 
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