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Old 04-04-2012, 05:10 AM   #1
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Does anyone have thoughts on the Millar's Barley Mill?

Here is a link to the web site: http://millarsmills.com/index.php?pa...emart&Itemid=1

There is also a video of it in use on YouTube.

 
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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I haven't seen reviews on it yet. From some previous threads people have speculated that it's a knockoff of CS/MM mills. Folks have been hesitant to buy them also because of lack of details on the website.

 
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:50 PM   #3
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It looks similar to the Barley Crusher without the shipping (free) and $30 less than the advertised price, of course you need to make the wood bottom over the bucket. No Biggie for that, may be one reason its that much less. But I cannot see the Warranty, the Barley Crusher states lifetime right? or Am I missing something here. Im gonna order the Millar's today i seen other videos of how you actually change the settings very similar to barley crusher. What do you think. at $99 i think its worth a shot.

 
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:36 PM   #4
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I didn't find one for $99, but I just picked up their B3 model from their website for $134 including shipping. It's only a 1.5" roller like the Barley Crusher and cheapest Monster Mill model, but has a 7" roller length and most importantly has stainless-steel rollers. The detail page on their website even says the rollers are hardened. On Amazon.com, the B3 model by Millars has almost a 5-star rating with 11 users, and a common comment is that they have good customer service.

I placed my order today (finally sold off some old car parts!) so I'll be sure to make a review of it once it shows up.

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Old 05-01-2013, 04:34 PM   #5
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Please do and share the review! I would like to buy a mill myself but for my occasional brewing I can't justify more than the $135 including shipping and the hopper (as much as I'd love to buy a MM or Crankandstein...).

 
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:52 PM   #6
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Yeah - a comment I read on another thread here (started many years ago) was that for the price of a good MM or Crankandstein model, you could buy THREE barley crushers or Millars mills.

The fact that these are (at least according to their website) hardened stainless steel rollers was what ultimately sold me. The only thing I plan on doing is fabricating an extension for the hopper, probably using plexiglass.

For now I just sit back and wait for the UPS guy!

 
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:27 PM   #7
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I have a Millar mill from amazon, paid $99. Works perfectly, getting 80% efficiency, great consistent crush, easy to adjust. I took it to the group brew day and blew through 130 lbs of grain no problem, used it for 3-4 other batches just fine. Highly recommended.
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How long did it take to get shipped? Was the "gunk" (apparently some vegetable oil) really that hard to remove? I just bought (2) 55 lbs bags of grain and the need for a mill is increasing if I don't want to take it to the LHBS every time.

 
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:05 PM   #9
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How long did it take to get shipped? Was the "gunk" (apparently some vegetable oil) really that hard to remove? I just bought (2) 55 lbs bags of grain and the need for a mill is increasing if I don't want to take it to the LHBS every time.
DOn't remember how long it took but not long to ship, and the gunk wasn't bad at all, easy to clean.
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DOn't remember how long it took but not long to ship, and the gunk wasn't bad at all, easy to clean.
Thanks! I just pulled the trigger and ordered one today. Based on the price ($99) did you get the B2 model? Apparently there have been significant improvements with the current B3 model.

 
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