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Old 03-10-2013, 06:16 PM   #1
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Default Schmilding malt mills. Are they worth the money?

I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a malt mill, and have narrowed it down to 2 brands. I'll either be buying a Monster mill (MM2) or a Schmilding adjustable mill. I have to order the Monster, but my LHBS has the Schmilding mill in stock. Which would you guys choose, and why?


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Old 03-10-2013, 09:44 PM   #2
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I've used a Scmidling adjustable for 15 years and thousands of lb.of grain. Love it.


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Old 03-10-2013, 10:37 PM   #3
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I bought the non-adjustable JSP about 8 years ago. It was one of the best brewing related buys I ever made, has given my no problems, and has milled about 2000 lbs grain during that time

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I bought a Schmidling non-adjustable and have been very happy. I just mill my adjuncts and other hull-less grains in a $25 Corona mill, and grind with the Maltmill for the rest.

If I were to do it again, I would order the base adjustable from their Barebones page, and use leftover materials to build the base and hopper deck.
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I've been looking at these also. Do you owners use the hand crank, a drill or have you motorized your mill?
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I've been looking at these also. Do you owners use the hand crank, a drill or have you motorized your mill?
I use either the hand crank or a cordless drill and either way makes short work and a good crush on my non adjustable Schmidling that I got used from a friend
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I've been looking at these also. Do you owners use the hand crank, a drill or have you motorized your mill?
I use a cordless drill.
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Add me to the list of very happy Schmidling Malt Mill users. I've run a LOT of grain through it. Never had a single issue. I use a corded 7A drill with it. I have also use a cordless without any issue.

My mill is adjustable on one end. I like this. I dial it as tight as it goes for rye, which is a thin grain.
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Awesome. I've been leaning toward the Schmilding adjustable. Guess I'll be buying one later this week when I get back home from work on Wednesday. Thanks guys!


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