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Old 09-20-2013, 05:43 PM   #1
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Anyone had any success with grain mills? I would rather save time and mill at home than wait in line at the store.

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Love my grain mill.

I bought a monster mill 2.0 and built a cabinet out of thick plywood from home depot. I sized it to fit either a homer bucket or a 30L fermenter bucket inside. I run it using a power drill. It works great and I don't have to hope that a LHBS has their mill set up correctly. I bought a bunch of grain from a LHBS and never got better than 50% efficiency. I'm sure it was their crush.
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Love my grain mill. I bought a monster mill 2.0 and built a cabinet out of thick plywood from home depot. I sized it to fit either a homer bucket or a 30L fermenter bucket inside. I run it using a power drill. It works great and I don't have to hope that a LHBS has their mill set up correctly. I bought a bunch of grain from a LHBS and never got better than 50% efficiency. I'm sure it was their crush.
That's what I am running in to. Got any pics?

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Sure if you don't mind looking at my messy garage in the background.

As you can see, quick n dirty is my middle name. The cabinet cost about $60 in materials.
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Sure if you don't mind looking at my messy garage in the background.
Ha!! Not at all.
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My Barley Crusher has been one of my better purchases. I used to buy crushed grain from different sources and my efficiency used to vary and suck. Not any more!
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Sure if you don't mind looking at my messy garage in the background. As you can see, quick n dirty is my middle name. The cabinet cost about $60 in materials.
Looks great!
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Whatever you do, get a good mill. I saved money and bought a cereal killer and now I'm looking at needing a whole new mill less than a year later because my $90 piece of Chinese garbage can't give me an even crush no matter what.
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Whatever you do, get a good mill. I saved money and bought a cereal killer and now I'm looking at needing a whole new mill less than a year later because my $90 piece of Chinese garbage can't give me an even crush no matter what.
Which is exactly why I went with the monster mill.
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I have no complaints about my 3 roller monster. HF drill does a good job too. I kind of wish I had a cabinet setup but this requires less space.

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