Originally Posted by Silentnoiz
I'm looking for advice and opinions on the pro's/con's of using a 2 vs 3 roller mill on conditioned malt. As simple as that.
Thanks in advance!
I use a motorized MM3 2.0 and condition almost all my grain. The only time I don't condition is when my buddies drop by to use my mill or when I'm brewing on my electric pilot brewery. Short side of the story... I mill a lot of grain both ways.
Key points to consider:
- 3 roller mills require large amounts of torque
- They demand even more torque when you tighten the gap (which you DEF want to do if you condition. Thats the point right?)
- Bump up that torque when you condition your grain
Bottom line.. you will need torque!
That said, after I condition my grain with 2.5% water and let it rest for an hour; the crush is simply beautiful. I have my mill set to .0032" and the grain almost looks like it wasn't even crushed b/c the husks are in such good shape. This nets me 87% brewhouse efficiency and allows me to recirc my mash (RIMs) with a high flow rate. When I do NOT condition the grain, you can see a very noticeable difference in the husk integrity. My buddy uses this crush with his Braumeister with 30# grists with no troubles. I use that crush on my continuous recirc ebiab with no issues either. My main 3 kettle RIMs system LOVES the conditioned malt though - in fact, Im mashing right now!
PS - SWMBO loves to dump grain into the Monster Mill and watch it get owned!