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Old 08-16-2010, 08:16 PM   #1
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I am planning on ordering a Barley Crusher, Should I get the 7# or the 15#, Is there a difference (other than hopper size)? Thanks

 
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:19 PM   #2
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It's just the hopper size. It really doesn't matter. I got the 7# because it was cheaper and takes up less room.

 
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:19 PM   #3
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$23.50 and, knowing that (for most beers) you only need fill the hopper once.

 
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:20 PM   #4
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The machine is the exact same. I myself ordered the 7lb and wished I had spent the little bit more for the 15lb hopper.

The problem is that in doing any 5 gallon all-grain batch you're using more than 7lbs of grain, since I usually brew alone it's a bit of a challenge to run the drill, hold the crusher over the bucket and pour into the crusher all at once. The one time I had a helper it was no problem whatsoever.

I'd say if money is really tight and/or storage space is limited get the 7lb and deal with the slight inconvenience, if not get the 15lb and you'll be glad you did.

 
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:23 PM   #5
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I myself ordered the 7lb and wished I had spent the little bit more for the 15lb hopper.
Same here

 
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:31 PM   #6
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I have the 7lb and my solution for bigger grain bills was the cut the bottom off a plastic water jug, flip it upside down, stick it in the hopper, then fill w/ the grain. No refilling needed and you'll probably be able to hold more than the 15# hopper!

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Old 08-16-2010, 08:52 PM   #7
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I have the 7lb and my solution for bigger grain bills was the cut the bottom off a plastic water jug, flip it upside down, stick it in the hopper, then fill w/ the grain. No refilling needed and you'll probably be able to hold more than the 15# hopper!

http://yfrog.com/0n5e8xj
That is exactly what I did, it works great! I have a racket ball on a pull wire that goes to the bottom to block the opening, I weigh my grain and put it directly from the scale into the jug as it sits on a carboy drying rack, then I put the bottle in the hopper and pull the racket ball out to let the grain dump in while I run the drill.
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