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Old 01-10-2012, 01:49 AM   #1
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Default Which Grain Mill? MM, CS, BC

I gave the Cereal Killer a try, but ended up not being satisfied with some manufacturing defects, and given other similar stories, decided to simply return it rather than get a replacement. I'm bummed - I really wanted this one to work.

Anyway. I'm looking at similarly priced mills - Monster Mill M2, Crank&Stein 2A, and the Barley Crusher. I already have most of the materials to build my own base and hopper, so that's not really a concern.

Are there really any differences between these mills? Does any one stand out above the rest?

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Old 01-10-2012, 02:41 AM   #2
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I own a crankandstein and I love it. Mine is the adjustable 2D mill although I never set the gap.

I motorized mine with a variable speed drill. I discovered that I get the most consistent crush when I run the drill at lower speed - I suspect the other models you referenced are about the same.

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I had to send back my Cereal Killer as well, but I'm digging my new Monster Mill 2. Really smooth clean rollers, easy to adjust and built to last. I went ahead and got the hopper with it which is also very heavy and durable. I'm really happy with it.

If you are making a hopper and base I don't think you can go wrong with either the MM2 or the CS.
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Love my barley crusher, no complaints. Needed no adjustment out of the box, works great with the drill.
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Would any of you buy the same mill again?
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I would.
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The new mill @ Rebel Brewing looks awesome. I have the MM-3 and I wish they had the hopper when I bought mine. I would buy it again. After using mine, I would probably buy the MM-2. All mills work fine, it just depends on what you like. As long as it is adjustable IMO.
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The 3rd wheel on my mm3 has always given me problems. If i were to do it over i'd go with one of following geared models:

MashMaster MiniMill Stainless Steel Grain Mill MashMaster Specialised Brewing Equipment
MaltMill, grain mill

On a brew day we'll easily grind a couple of bags of grain and don't have time for a jam.
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The 3rd wheel on my mm3 has always given me problems. If i were to do it over i'd go with one of following geared models:

MashMaster MiniMill Stainless Steel Grain Mill MashMaster Specialised Brewing Equipment
MaltMill, grain mill

On a brew day we'll easily grind a couple of bags of grain and don't have time for a jam.
Thanks for the info. I placed an order to get a minimill from Mashmaster.

A bit more expensive for a two rollers.

But I need to have geared rollers, since the motor that I'm planning to use only runs at 57 rpm.


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