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Old 10-04-2007, 02:53 PM   #41
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Great customer service from Randy on my Barley Crusher.

Had an issue with the handle being stuck and he sent me a new one within 3 days. Also sent me a UPS prepaid stick-on label so I could return the old at no expense.

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Old 10-04-2007, 03:28 PM   #42
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I am getting a Barley Crusher for Xmas... my wife just does not know it yet! Then I am getting #55 of pilsner and #55 of wheat malt and making some serious Heffe!
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:28 PM   #43
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The Crankandstein is the only way to go for me. Keep in mind i have never used the BC, but there is not need when right out of the box i get 75 to 80% Eff. with zero extra effort on my part. Sure I had to build a hopper but i enjoy little tinkering projects, plus i could make the hopper as large as i wanted too.
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:15 PM   #44
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Northern Brewer is out of them per their website. Serves me right for waiting...
Order directly from the website using a Paypal account...mine will be here tomorrow. Very quick shipping.
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:09 AM   #45
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Great customer service from Randy on my Barley Crusher.

Had an issue with the handle being stuck and he sent me a new one within 3 days. Also sent me a UPS prepaid stick-on label so I could return the old at no expense.

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Wow! Is that how crushed grain is supposed to look? I just did my first AG last weekend and I bought precrushed grain from Austin Homebrew. It looked like it was barely crushed. I almost thought they forgot to crush it except for some "flour" on the bottom of the bag. Maybe I should start crushing my old grains. My efficiency was only 62%!!!
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:33 AM   #46
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Hey BierMuncher...Did you adjust your mill, or is that a crush from the factory setting?
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:54 AM   #47
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I bought a CrankandStein several years ago. I did quite a bit of research on mills in general. I ended up going with a 3 roller mill that cost about $150 and it is fully adjustable. That is one main thing that I was looking for in a mill. This mill is pretty fast (it can go through about 10# in a couple of minutes) with an excellent crush. True, you do have to have a hopper. I went to Fleet Farm (a store that carries just about everything) and bought a metal funnel that holds 10# of grain for about $10. It is the type used for pouring diesel in tractors and such. I used to use a Corona and it took forever to hand-crank to crush the grain. Now I hook up my drill and I'm off and running. Also, they offer a lifetime re-knurling of the rollers.
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:11 AM   #48
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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.
+1 Just ordered it tonight based on the reviews and reputation.
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:16 AM   #49
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Just saw this if someone is still looking.

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Old 10-05-2007, 04:25 AM   #50
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my Barley Crusher and Oatmeal stout grains should be coming tomorrow (friday).
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