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Old 06-15-2007, 03:50 PM   #1
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If so, ho does it work. I'm eyeing the 7 pound hooper (left) instead of the 15 pounder.

They want $114.50...sound reasonable?

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Old 06-15-2007, 03:52 PM   #2
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Plenty of good reviews on the BC. If you're going to use a drill, make sure you have a good corded drill.


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Old 06-15-2007, 03:53 PM   #3
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Everyone who owns one loves it.

(I don't own one...I have a Crakandstein, which I also love).

The Crusher is less $$. Go for it.
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:03 PM   #4
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I got mine last month and have brewed 3 batches with it...I love it! My efficiency went up from 75 to 80. I got the 15lb hopper so that I wouldn't have to refill for most of my beers, but the smaller one would work just fine and would probably store easier.

 
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:26 PM   #5
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I've had it for a couple months, just used it for the first time a few weeks ago. Worked GREAT! I highly recommend it! Easy to use, and you don't need a corded drill as long as you have an XRP-type cordless. Normal-life/power cordless drills run out quickly, though.
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:38 PM   #6
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SWMBO got me one for Christmas with the 15 # hopper. It takes about 2.5 minutes to crush 22 pounds, so it was 5 minutes for my last 10 gallon batch of Bavarian Hefe. I just cut the top of one of the FoodSaver bags with my Bavarian Hefe recipe pre-measured and sealed and poured it in the hopper, hooked up my Ryobi 18v cordless drill on the slow setting. Bag # 2 when just as easy. My efficiency when up to the 80s after I got my Barley Crusher. When I'm done, I use my air compressor to blow the dust and clean it before it goes back in the same box it was shipped in. It gets a endorsement from me. Lifetime warranty and an excellent crush.


 
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Old 06-15-2007, 04:39 PM   #7

I love mine! I bought mine with the 7 lb. hopper two years ago and paid $109.00, so your price is pretty typical.

I second what Cheese says about using a corded drill. I can get through a normal grain bill with my cordless okay, but add some 'hard' grains like wheat or rye and the batteries wear down pretty quick. Evan, I've never heard of a XRP-type cordless and I typically pride myself on keeping up on such things! That might be worth investigating.

 
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:25 PM   #8
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You cant go wrong with that one. I met the owner at his house when I picked mine up Randy is a hell of a nice guy. He will stand behind the product for a lifetime. Mine works like a champ.
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Old 06-16-2007, 01:00 AM   #9
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I'm happy with mine - I've done 10 batches in the last 6 weeks with it. My efficiency went from 65% from LHBS to 85% with this. I don't use a drill and find I can crush a typical batch in under 5 minutes without much fuss...

 
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Old 06-16-2007, 05:16 PM   #10
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Do they have a website or can anyone share their contact info.

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