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Old 03-14-2010, 03:15 PM   #1
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I'm going to buy a crank and stein, but i'm debating on which model to go with. Its either going to be the 2A , 2D or 3E. The main difference I saw between the 2A and 2D is the 2D has a 9 position adjustment feature which makes your adjustments more accurate. Does anybody find this useful to have or is the 2A's adjustment system just fine. Also is it worth it to buy the 3 roller mill over the 2 roller? I don't want to buy something and then wish I had bought something else.



 
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:08 AM   #2
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signing in to see the advice and input as im also looking to buy a mill.

So please some one add an opinion.


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Old 03-15-2010, 06:15 AM   #3
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IMO, without knowing those mills I think you need to know your volume of grain, will you be conditioning the malt, will you be using grains of varied sizes that require you to reset the gap frequently?

I use a Barley Crusher and have started malt conditioning. I can pretty much leave the gap set and have a great crush with 2 rollers. If I was going to be doing massive amounts of brewing for the next 20 years I would buy a 3 roller, Stainless Steel built like a tank mill. Otherwise I would just go for the less expensive model and be ok with it.

 
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:45 AM   #4
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I got the base model with a shaft upgrade. Works great and gives me +80% efficiency every time.
If i were to buy another one i 'd go for the 2D.


 
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Old 04-04-2010, 05:17 AM   #5
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Just ordered a crank and stein 2d I'm stoked. Milling my own grain!!!
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:36 PM   #6
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Can you post a link to the mills you are looking at? I'm interested in getting one, too. Thanks.
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Old 04-04-2010, 03:30 PM   #7
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should be this one
http://www.crankandstein.net/

 
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Old 04-04-2010, 04:22 PM   #8
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I have a monster mill MM-2 two roller and it works very well. Very well built and the hopper that it came with seemed much sturdier than the equivalent barley crusher I looked at. The mill and hopper were ~150 shipped. I use a corded drill (bit too much torque for a cordless at ~.035 gap).

 
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:03 PM   #9
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Quote:
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I have a monster mill MM-2 two roller and it works very well. Very well built and the hopper that it came with seemed much sturdier than the equivalent barley crusher I looked at. The mill and hopper were ~150 shipped. I use a corded drill (bit too much torque for a cordless at ~.035 gap).

this thread was about crank and steins.... and experiences with various models they make.

Here's the one i bought. the click adjustment sounds awesome.

http://www.crankandstein.net/index.p...products_id=11

I'll be sure to post reviews when i've used it.
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:11 PM   #10
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My wife Bought me the 2a, with the base and hopper. I have no complaints about it so far. I know that it has done 55 pound of grain so far with out a problem. I am very happy with it. Plus my wife got it for me how cool is that!!!!! Yes I am a lucky man!!!!!!!!


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