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Old 11-02-2012, 04:11 AM   #1
Apr 2012
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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My budget is up to $300 for a grain mill. I brew once every two weeks and want something that will last for a long time. Been looking at the Monster Mill line, but am confused with all of the options for different rollers. My question is, if you had $300, what would you get?

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Old 11-02-2012, 04:21 AM   #2
Oct 2012
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Lol! When I first read this, I read it as $300 for a grain BILL, not grain MILL! I thought you were crazy until I reread it! Unfortunately, I have no advice for ya!

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Old 11-02-2012, 04:59 AM   #3
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Wish I had knowledge of enough grain mills to give good advice on that.
All I could say is that with your use, you shouldn't have to spend more than $150 or so.
How big of a grain bill do you expect to be milling and how much time do you want to save?
Do you need one that you can motorize, or would using a drill motor or hand cranking be good enough for you?
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:39 AM   #4
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as others have pointed out you should not have to spend more than $150 or so for a good mill. the barley crusher is around that price so are most of the other brands.

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Old 11-02-2012, 05:45 AM   #5
Sep 2010
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Coincidence that I have a Corona Mill for sale for $300. I'll even cover the shipping for you!

Just Paypal me the funds and I'll get this baby shipped right off to you.

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Old 11-02-2012, 05:47 AM   #6
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I have the barley crusher and it has worked great. No reason to spend 300 on one, but if you are set then look at monster mills..
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:51 AM   #7
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Check out this motorized barley crusher. Bid is at $180 right now and it has 2 days left FYI.


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Old 11-02-2012, 08:00 AM   #8
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I just got a mill from Rebel Brewer. I haven't used this thing yet, but it's built like a tank. I'm pretty sure this thing will last a good decade or longer if you use it 24 times a year.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:54 PM   #9
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I have a barley crusher with the 15 lb hopper and a drill hooked up to it. It works great.

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Old 11-02-2012, 02:03 PM   #10
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Crankandstein makes awesome mills with settable gap widths and future motorizing add-ons. They're very reasonable and you won't need to spend $300 for an awesome mill. My lhb store uses one for customers and it never has problems and sees an unreal amount of throughput seeing as it's Chicago and it's the most popular hb store in the city.

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