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Old 09-30-2007, 03:45 PM   #11
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When I was ordering, it was cheaper for me to get the Crank when I looked at total package with shipping.

Just forget that there's any quality difference between the two and pick the one for your budget.
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Old 09-30-2007, 04:22 PM   #12
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I bought the 3 roll Crankenstein because I like the idea of two crushes in one pass. Does a fantastic job.
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Old 09-30-2007, 04:25 PM   #13
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I bought the 3 roll Crankenstein because I like the idea of two crushes in one pass. Does a fantastic job.
this is what I will buy when I get around to building a motorized milling station...

 
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Old 09-30-2007, 05:50 PM   #14
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got the pricess auto version of the corona mill for $20.00.
if i had unlimited funds it would have been a barley crusher.
that said i get 75-80% efficiency and 30 minutes of excercise hand grinding 10 lbs of grain for each batch !
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:05 PM   #15
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Barley Crusher Mill:
* Ready to go out of the box.
* Decent price.
* Easy to adjust.
Same here.

Especially the "easy to adjust".

 
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:10 PM   #16
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I took a look at both out-of-the-box models side by side at a brew outing. The Crankandstein appeared to be a more solid set-up to me and I believe the rollers are thicker. Their guarantee was pretty impressive too.

The delivered price makes them pretty much equal.
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:13 PM   #17
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I'm leaning towards BarleyCrusher; with the 7# hopper, it's only $120 + $6 shipping through Northern Brewer. Just gotta convince wifey to let me buy my birthday present a month and a half early!

Glad to hear about the "ease of adjustment" factor; that's a biggie for me, I want to be able to fine-tune my crush.
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:28 PM   #18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rod
got the pricess auto version of the corona mill for $20.00.
if i had unlimited funds it would have been a barley crusher.
that said i get 75-80% efficiency and 30 minutes of excercise hand grinding 10 lbs of grain for each batch !
I got the basically the same thing at Northern Tool for $14
I took the handle off, installed a bolt, use a drill and I'm done in 4-5 minutes

 
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:39 PM   #19
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i went with the crank and stein for the price. The only thing I wish it had that I didnt get was a bigger hopper. As of now I can only hold about 9 lbs of grain at a time.

Other than that, for an adjustable mill I love it and have no complaints what so ever

 
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:50 PM   #20
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Went for the JSP Malt Mill for the ten inch rollers. Love it.
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