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Old 10-24-2011, 01:21 AM   #1
Aug 2011
Hillsboro, TN
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I'm looking to buy a grain mill. I have been looking at the maltmill by schmidling. Is this a good mill? It looks like I could adapt it easily to a handcrank or a motor with pulleys. I like to only buy things once so want something that is going to last and willing to pay for better performance.

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Old 10-24-2011, 01:25 AM   #2
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State Line, PA, Pennsylvania
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I have a maltmill, just set it up with a 5 gallon water jug hopper and cobbled together something to make it sit securely on a bucket, it is powered by a harbor freight drill. It is a beast. the mill gives a great crush, I have also used a little beauty called a Phil Mill, a single roller deal. once modified to have a larger hopper size it was a joy to use. I paid 50 bucks for it, just sold it on here recently. I can wholeheartedly recommend both the phil mill(which is sadly no longer manufactured, and the schmidling malt mill.
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Old 10-24-2011, 02:57 AM   #3
Nov 2006
North Central NC
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I have the malt mill, adjustable one end, it has been a. very nice mill

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Old 10-24-2011, 03:32 AM   #4
Mar 2009
Natick, MA
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Yea, get a double roller mill. I can't remember who makes mine but I love it. Make sure you can adjust the gap too, which you should be able to do with any 2 roller mill.

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Old 10-24-2011, 05:15 AM   #5
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I use the corona mill from Grizzly.com. It works awesome, only cost 30 bucks.

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Old 10-24-2011, 11:22 AM   #7
Jan 2008
Lincoln, Nebraska
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I use a barley crusher, have used it a lot. It is very good. I think you really cant go wrong. My friend recently purchased a monster mill and is very satisfied too.

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Old 10-24-2011, 11:44 AM   #8
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, NY
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I have a Crankandstein 2 roller and love it but monster mill, barley crusher and malt mill are all quality units as well. You can't go wrong with any of them!
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Old 10-24-2011, 12:49 PM   #9
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Lake in the Hills, IL
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I love my barley crusher- it works great
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:50 PM   #10
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And yet another satisfied malt mill user. Been using it for 6 years.

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