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Old 03-27-2012, 08:20 PM   #21
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MM3-2.0 !! love it.. just..... love it

 
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:35 PM   #22
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I would buy the MM3 again in a second, although I would get the upgraded shaft to give a sturdier shaft for motorization. Bit different price range though from what you are shopping.
The 2" roller models come with 1/2" shafts. It was just another item on the list of reasons I went with the MM2-2.0 model.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:20 AM   #23
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It appears that the Monster Mill is the only one that is actually made in the U.S.A. Is this true?

The MM looks and sounds bombproof. What about warranty issues? Any flaws or recommendations on upgrades?

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Old 03-28-2012, 01:25 AM   #24
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I've seen what C&S offers... IMO, the Monster Mill is a bigger, beefier, more 'balls to the wall' mill. I'm sure support from C&S would be in line with what I've seen from Monster, or at least I would hope so.

If I had a choice of mills from either company, with no dollar amounts posted (or not paid by me), I'd still go with the Monster Mill... I might even up it to the MM3-2.0 model.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:38 AM   #25
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I bought a $25 corona style mill that has gotten me 80% efficiency on my past three brews. No complaints here. It is an easy build to mount the corona mill on a five gallon bucket and replace the hand crank with a shank for drill attachment.
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:47 AM   #26
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I bought a $25 corona style mill that has gotten me 80% efficiency on my past three brews. No complaints here. It is an easy build to mount the corona mill on a five gallon bucket and replace the hand crank with a shank for drill attachment.
That's fine if you're grain bills will fit in one 5 gallon bucket (or one bucket in general)... For mine, the crushed grain MIGHT fit into one ale pail, on the lower ABV, 6.5-7 gallons into primary. For anything above my lower ABV range, I use a pair of ~24qt buckets to hold the crushed grain (so that neither is filled too far). With the Monster Mill (or any with a base) it's easy to move it to the second bucket.

Besides, I don't need to make a shield for the Monster Mill in order to prevent grain from flying all over the place as I mill.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:28 PM   #27
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Tagheuer- how's the mashmaster working out?

 
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:54 PM   #28
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I just ordered the Cereal Killer....What were the problems experienced?

Wishing I had seen this thread a little earlier today....

 
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:28 AM   #29
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I have the MM-3 with the 1.5 rollers and I too wish I'd gotten the 1/2" shaft. My mill works, I put 1/3hp motor on it and I mill 50lb bags in minutes. I think it will out live me. I run it slow 100rpms, the crush is great. It was hard to ajust the gap at first.

 
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:13 AM   #30
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I have the mm3 2.0 and currently doing 1bbl grain crushes on it.. Very nice I might say ! Working great with the add on motor attachment and also running slow rpm.. I would Recommend it. Also Agree that once you have fine tuned the gap everything will flow like a period

 
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