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Old 01-24-2013, 07:26 AM   #1
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Since I discovered I was able to buy buy bulk grain for half the price that I was able to buy it in bulk at my LHBS I am now in the market for a corona mill. Does anyone have this one from amazon for $14.99 or have some serious advice against it? And I am set on going with the cheaper Corona mill instead of a roller mill for now before that discussion gets started.

http://www.amazon.com/Hopper-Cast-Gr...ds=corona+mill

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Old 01-24-2013, 07:31 AM   #2
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lots of people use those mills so they must do the job.



 
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:33 AM   #3
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From reading the reviews on that one I would just invest the money in a better mill. Seeing as you are a premium supporter I would think you can afford to buck up for a quality product seeing as equipment is more valueable to me than a forum. I would and did go with the barley crusher personally, the lifetime guarentee kinda sold me on it.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:44 AM   #4
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From reading the reviews on that one I would just invest the money in a better mill. Seeing as you are a premium supporter I would think you can afford to buck up for a quality product seeing as equipment is more valueable to me than a forum. I would and did go with the barley crusher personally, the lifetime guarentee kinda sold me on it.
Yes I understand that a barley crusher/roller mill is technically "better" but plenty of people use corona mills for years with great success. Again not the discussion I wanted to get into more wanted to know the difference between a cheap corona mill vs the more expensive ones. Will it crush my grains more effectively than the LHBS or not

 
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:53 AM   #5
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just read the reviews of the product, they will give you better insight as to it's quality than anyone that doesn't own it.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:55 AM   #6
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Does anyone have this one from amazon for $14.99
Thats why I asked for peoples opinions who own it or use something like it

 
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:05 AM   #7
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Thats why I asked for peoples opinions who own it or use something like it
I use a real Corona from Austin Hombrewer and it works fine. You'll want to motorize it with an electric drill. Grain flies everywhere.

I looked into buying the Amazon one but they were having problems because lots of people had complained it wasn't a real Corona. Even if it isn't, Amazon will make it good.

 
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:18 PM   #8
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I have that same mill, I have used it for almost 2 years. Works great. Check this link for all the people that are using them with success. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-u...station-90849/

 
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:27 PM   #9
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I believe most of the "corona" mills people around here are using are the cheap chinese ones like you are looking at on Amazon. Sure they are crap quality, but they are sturdy and can work well for crushing grain IME.

Cheaper here w/ free shipping FWIW.
http://www.discounttommy.com/p-189-p...-nut-mill.aspx

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From reading the reviews on that one I would just invest the money in a better mill.
If you acually READ the reviews, you will find that the people using it for homebrewing are happy! The idiots trying to make wheat flour w/ a corn grinder are unhappy, no surprise, these things are NOT flour mills!!!

 
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:29 PM   #10
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I can't imagine there is a huge difference between Corona style mills. They do the job, you just have to set the gap properly and keep an eye on it.

If you have the money, I would recommend adding a drill into the price, if you don't already have a drill to drive it. Unless you want your arms to look like Popeye's.



 
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