Anyone use thes grain mills? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Anyone use thes grain mills?

Thread Tools
Old 04-27-2012, 12:18 AM   #1
Nov 2011
Honolulu, Hawaii
Posts: 1,091
Liked 51 Times on 25 Posts

Im on my search for a new grain mill. anyone use one of these bad boys before?

Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2012, 09:48 PM   #2
Jun 2006
Marietta, Georgia
Posts: 194
Liked 5 Times on 3 Posts

I've had the non-adjustable one for about 6 or 7 years. It fits on a standard 5 gallon bucket nicely but I have it mounted to a rolling cart that houses alot of my small accessories. I fabed a grain shute out of a piece of air duct and also made a hopper from an old 5 gallon water bottle. I run it with an electric drill and can get 10 lbs crushed in about a minute. I try to run it as slow as possible in order to not pulvervize my grain into flour. Overall, I am pretty satified with it. The only thing that I didn't like is the rubber oring on the non-driven roller. It broke after about 10 uses and ended up in my crushed grain. For the price i say its totally worth it and if i ordered a new one it woud be the gear driven model. Cheers!

Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 09:54 PM   #3
castermmt's Avatar
Dec 2010
Lowell, Indiana
Posts: 233
Liked 20 Times on 13 Posts

I have the bare bones and it works great on my motorized grain mill. See my link in my sig bellow.
Fuzzy Logic Brewery, Check it out here

Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 10:12 PM   #4
BIAB Expert Tailor
wilserbrewer's Avatar
May 2007
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
Posts: 9,893
Liked 1573 Times on 1188 Posts

Schmidling is one of, if not the, first roller mill for homebrewers...I would imagine there is a reason they have been around so long....thumbs up by default

Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 05:57 AM   #5
Dec 2011
San Diego, California
Posts: 348
Liked 17 Times on 17 Posts

I've heard more positives than negatives about the MaltMill. I'd lean towards the adjustable myself for more control over the crush. Use the search function and I'm sure someone's posted their thoughts on it.

I went with a MonsterMill after all my research but that's just me. I'm sure this would work just fine.

Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 02:45 PM   #6
Jan 2009
Holly, MI
Posts: 562
Liked 50 Times on 41 Posts

I have the bare bones adjustable with the gear option that I use with a gear drive motor.

Don't let their circa 1995 website scare you. Works great, really no complaints.

When I priced it, I found it cheapest to get direct from JSP as opposed to Northern Brewer or some of the retailers.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Grain Mills HopSong Equipment/Sanitation 8 11-11-2011 01:26 AM
Grain Mills Sonnyjim Equipment/Sanitation 5 09-07-2009 11:57 AM
grain mills ThirstyHobbit Equipment/Sanitation 7 12-12-2008 03:07 AM
Grain Mills covered95 Equipment/Sanitation 14 11-25-2007 03:06 AM
Grain Mills Tony Equipment/Sanitation 11 06-03-2005 06:14 PM

Forum Jump