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Old 08-05-2008, 08:40 PM   #1
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I saw everyone's posts about grain mills and now want to get one. My wife however has a KitchenAid stand alone mixer. I see that they make a grain mill attachement, any major posts against this?

"With the Kitchenaid Accessory Grain Mill Attachment, you can get the most fiber and protein for your homemade multi-grain and wheat breads, cereals or tortillas. Grind your own using this Grain Mill attachment with your Kitchenaid mixer. Use with low-moisture grains, such as wheat, corn, rice and select the desired consistency - fine to coarse. This stainless steel Kitchenaid accessory safely secures to front of mixer and detaches easily for convenient storage. Refrigerate ground grains for lasting freshness."



 
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:42 PM   #2
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I was wondering the same thing, not sure if it can do it coarse enough.


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Old 08-05-2008, 08:46 PM   #3
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It's nothing more than an overpriced, motorized Corona mill. For that kind of money, you can have a really nice roller mill.
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:47 PM   #4
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That would be a lot of work for the kitchen aid and the grinder attachment, I don't think it is designed for that much grain. I also have seen this discussed before and the people who tried it seemed to think it basically turned it into flour.

 
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:48 PM   #5
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So stick with the BC?

 
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:50 PM   #6
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The BarleyCrusher works pretty close to perfectly for our purposes. I can't speak highly enough of it. Unless they're a really compelling reason to go for the KitchAid mill (like, that's the only purchase you can get SWMBO's approval of because she's going to use it for something else as well), go with the BC.
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:54 PM   #7
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I've often wondered about using the Kitchenaid mixer as a motor for a Barley Crusher or similar. Has anyone ever done this before? It seems like this would be a good motor since its very powerful and can go as slow or fast as you want... Any thoughts?

It would super cool if they made a BC that hooked right up to a kitchenaid mixer!

 
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:07 PM   #8
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It was a question on basic brewing and someone wrote in and said he uses it and it works well. If you already have the standalone mixer and the attachment isn't that much then give it a shot, if it doesn't work well you can always take it back. If it is anything more that $50 then I'd get one meant for brewing for $115. At least you know it will last and won't wear out the KitchenAid.

 
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:10 PM   #9
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$120 at Amazon. Cheapest online seems to be about $100.

Unless you've got a lead on one for about half that...
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:20 PM   #10
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No, sounds about what I was looking at.



 
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