Originally Posted by sAvAgE
I did a price check on a grinder for malts, now the price of them were pretty outrageous.
If you brew enough to justify buying bulk grains, and you can get bulk grains locally at a reasonable price, I don't think that the cost of grain mills is outrageous.
In my case, I get through about 220# Maris Otter per year. Buying it in 55# bags costs me $140 per year. Buying it in 1# bags would cost me $352, and 10# bags would be $242, and those figures ignore the cost of a 50 mile round trip to the store which I only have to do about 4 times per year.
For me, the cost of the malt mill was recovered in less than a year, and it's several years old and still going strong.