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Old 06-30-2008, 01:47 AM   #11
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I love my barley crusher. Ready to go out of the box. Lifetime waranty. Just a solid peice of equipment.

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Old 06-30-2008, 02:19 AM   #12
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I have a Monster mill and love it as most people do theirs
I dont think you can really split them all so go with the one that meets the $$$ for quality.

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Old 06-30-2008, 02:53 AM   #13
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Another vote for the Barley Crusher, this thing is awesome and ready to go out of the box and fits perfect on a 5 gallon bucket.
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:16 AM   #14
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I have the Crankandstein two roller mill with base, hopper, and handle. It was a package deal they were offering when I bought it about a year and a half ago. I don't recall what it cost, but I believe it was about the same as the Barley Crusher, maybe a few bucks more. My Crankandstein is a great mill.

I think all the major grain mills are excellent, and you can't really go wrong with any of them.
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Old 06-30-2008, 05:06 AM   #15
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My Vote goes here.........
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Old 06-30-2008, 09:51 AM   #16
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Barley crusher, love it!
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:29 PM   #17
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I am one of the only people I know who has a barley crusher and is not thrilled about it. Using the LHBS mill I was in the high 70's efficiency wise and after getting the BC I am down to around 73%. I am going to adjust the gap and see where I get, but so far that was a dissapointment. I expected to go up. Also, I had a weird problem last Saturday where it kept messing up. I was grinding and grinding and then something would happen. It was like a gear would come loose or something. The handle would turn but there was no resistance, so I dont think the rollers were turning. I never found out because after I dumped the grain out it was working fine again. This happened probably 20 times on Saturday, it was a very frustrating experience.

However, I have to imagine that I am just unlucky. So many people have used it successfully that I would imagine that more times than not it is a very good product.

FWIW, the best mill I personally have ever used is the Schmidling.

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