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Old 12-17-2010, 01:34 AM   #1
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been looking at the Grain Gobbler from MoreBeer for $149. probably lots of opinions on here. I'm brewing 5-10 gallon batches. would like something I can put a drill on or another type of motor. thanks for all advice
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Old 12-17-2010, 02:36 AM   #2
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I have a Chrankenstein and really like the unit. It is easy to clean and adjust and has been a great work horse for me.

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Old 12-17-2010, 02:40 AM   #3
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I have a barley crusher and like it very much.
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:06 AM   #4
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Check out austin hombrew's site they have free shipping over 100$.
Barley crusher with 7lb hopper 125$.

 
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:22 AM   #5
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Absolutely LOVE me my Monster Mill MM-3

 
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:19 AM   #6
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Man, depending on how many people respond you will know less after asking that question then you knew before. Everyone seems to like whatever one they have. But I have a Crankenstein and I like it.

 
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Old 12-17-2010, 06:21 AM   #7
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Man, depending on how many people respond you will know less after asking that question then you knew before. Everyone seems to like whatever one they have. But I have a Crankenstein and I like it.
+10,000 No offense, but asking this question is like asking someone if their child is attractive. Unfortunately, the same applies to a lot of other home brew equipment as well. On the plus side, you will likely love and fawn over whichever one you happen to buy just like everyone else.

 
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:31 AM   #8
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True.

If you're just doing 5 gallon batches with the occasional 10 gallon one, the barley crusher is EXTREMELY hard to beat. I'd get the one with the bigger hopper tho, it's really annoying to have to stop and refill.

Only drawback is that you can't motorize it "traditionally" because of the bushings. (Needs to be direct driven)

 
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:23 AM   #9
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Everyone seems to like whatever one they have.
Totally. It's a great present whatever you get. I was gifted the Monster Mill MM2 last Christmas and love it. Got it with the optional handcrank and was surprised that I can mill 10-12 lbs. of grain in under 3 minutes without being motorized. It's a beast!

 
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Old 12-17-2010, 10:20 AM   #10

The Malt Mill hasn't been mentioned yet - I've been well-satisfied with mine. http://schmidling.com/maltmill.htm

 
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