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Old 05-08-2013, 11:00 AM   #1
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Whats everyones view on these, I know they are not as fast as roller mills, but you can still hook up a drill to them and make them pretty fast


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Old 05-08-2013, 11:29 AM   #2
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People like them. Would I use one? N0, using my mill is my favorite part of brew day. If you have the cash buy a better mill, power it with a drill or motor.


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Old 05-08-2013, 12:09 PM   #3
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I have one and use it. I am even an oddball person and I enjoy handcranking it.
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I have one and use a drill, works awesome!
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I recently broke my corona style mill and bought another. It has always done a great job for me. I put a bolt in the back and hook up a drill and it goes fast enough for my liking. And the price was right.
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:50 PM   #6
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I use one, and have no issues getting a good crush. It's fast (with a drill), effective, and cheap.

That being said, I've never used a roller mill. Maybe someone will give me one so I can do a side by side comparison...
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:33 PM   #7
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Maybe someday I will get a roller mill but for now the $10 I spent at Northern Tool (they don't carry it anymore) for my Corona type gets me 82+/-%
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just getting tired of using the roller mill at the brew store its very inconsistant and for the money the corona type is awsome
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Charlie Papazian gets 87% efficiency using his, what' that tell you?


Why don't you read the info in our uber-corona mill thread.....My Ugly Junk- Corona Mill Station...
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I use one and get a good crush. My efficiency varies but I think my problems are not related to the mill/crush. Mine was a Christmas present so the price was great!


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