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Old 11-09-2005, 05:03 AM   #1
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I don't have a mill, and I've always heard that a corona mill works decent if you don't have the benjamins to fork out for a REAL mill, so when I ran across a thread at another forum today, I thought I'd share it with my brewing bros here in case anyone was interested. It's a damn steal. Shipping costs almost as much as the mill (hey, these things are solid metal), but its still a damn good deal.

$15 Corona Mill

Mine is already purchased.

You guys can thank me later.


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Old 11-09-2005, 12:16 PM   #2
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can you adjust a corona mill so you do not end up with malt flour?


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Old 11-09-2005, 02:18 PM   #3
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Looks like a steal if it's adjustable.

 
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Old 11-09-2005, 02:26 PM   #4
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I bought one from ebay recently for about the same price. The entire thing is cast except for the hopper. As a result the fitment is not perfect, but it should do the trick for a lot cheaper. It does have an adjustment feature though. The screw opposite the handle moves the plate in and out and that will determine the fineness of the grinding.
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Old 11-09-2005, 03:04 PM   #5
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It does have an adjustment feature though. The screw opposite the handle moves the plate in and out and that will determine the fineness of the grinding.
Hmmm...that peaked my interest enough to part with $27. I'll still probably grind the bulk of my grains at the HBS, but for the leftover portions I don't grind there this should work out nicely when I do need to grind them!

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Old 11-09-2005, 04:56 PM   #6
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I just bought one of these for my last batch.

I found it at a place called Bob's Red Mill. It was only like $25 bucks.
It worked GREAT!! They are fully adjustable. You have to do a couple of practice handfulls of grain, or popcorn seeds to get the adjustment down. But after that its smooth sailing!

You can also motorize them and add a large hopper out of a 5 gallon water jug, or a 2 liter bottle.

Here are some other posts that discuss the Corona Mill

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthre...ht=corona+mill
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthre...ht=corona+mill
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthre...ht=corona+mill
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Old 11-10-2005, 05:18 PM   #7
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How about one of these, a little expensive at 190 but a good'n non the less.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GRIST-GRAIN-MI...QQcmdZViewItem

You'd need a decent kitchen table to put it on though!
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Old 11-11-2005, 08:38 PM   #8
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I got mine today. Sucker is heavy!!!

I'll probably use it soon--I'm going to need it for some toasted grains that are going in a stout.

I wish I had some uncracked grain in inventory right now so I could test run it!!!

At any rate--I'm glad I have it. Cracking grain with a rolling pin is a royal PITA!!
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Old 11-11-2005, 08:41 PM   #9
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i'd llike to have one, but i just have the HBS run the grains before they ship it to me. maybe if i ever go AG
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Old 11-11-2005, 08:59 PM   #10
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All I can say is wow. That may well spin me into finally thinking about getting my 2 row in bulk. Interested in getting multiple opinions on how you like it. Will add that to the Holiday Wish List.



 
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