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Old 12-04-2012, 03:31 PM   #31
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Im getting a mill for xmas and I am pretty excited to walk out with 50# sack of marris otter and 50# sack of belg pils.
I would love to be able to walk into a local HBS, let alone carry out a 50# sack of anything, closest one is over 100 miles away

I order a bunch of 10 to 15 lb bags of grain from someone with flat rate shipping, thats as good as it gets for now lol

Cheers You lucky dogs lol


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Old 12-04-2012, 08:34 PM   #32
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Brought back 6 50# sacks on vacation to Wisconsin


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Old 12-04-2012, 08:42 PM   #33
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Barley Crusher all the way for me. 200+ 10 gallon batches and still going strong. I think the extra few bucks for the larger bin is well worth it. Certainly within your budget.

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I would highly recommend the Monster Mill 2 (MM-2):

http://www.monsterbrewinghardware.com/mm-2.html

This is the 1.5" roller version. I bought mine with a 1/2" shaft and SS rollers and use it with the Harbor Fright heavy duty (adjustable speed) drill.

My batches are usually between 12 and 20 pounds, and it handles that with no issues. I don't think going with the 2 inch rollers would give you much.

Works great, and I condition my malt and crush at a 0.019" gap.

Whatever you buy, I would highly suggest getting an adjustable mill. Be sure it adjusts on both ends so you get an even crush.

If you ever decide to play with malt conditioning or just want to alter your crush a little, you will regret going with a fixed mill.
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I think I've decided on the Barley Crusher. I like the fact that it's pre-assembled, lots of people seem to have had good experience, and it's got a lifetime guarantee. Big hopper seems like a nice addition too!
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Went with the Barley Crusher with the bigger hopper. It's sitting on the dinning room table still in the box, but I can't touch it because the wife is giving it to me for Christmas.

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Is the crush setting set at the factory a good setting?
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Is the crush setting set at the factory a good setting?
I tightened mine to 0.033 from 0.039 ad I get ~77% efficiency and no problems with stuck sparge using batch sparge. A lot of people use it at factory default well too.
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I use it at factory and get 72%


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