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Old 01-10-2009, 04:05 AM   #1
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Default First use of Barley Crusher

Got my new Barley Crusher yesterday, and just finished up milling my grain for a 10 gal batch of Haus Pale Ale. Did all 21 lbs of grain in less time than it usually takes me to get the old Corona set up and adjusted - 20 min from set-up to clean-up, including attaching the handle.

Remember getting a new toy as a kid and wanting to sleep with it for the first few nights? That's what I'm gonna do. I love this thing!


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Old 01-10-2009, 08:26 PM   #2
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Wait til you keep the handle in the closet and just chuck a drill onto the shaft.


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Old 01-10-2009, 09:11 PM   #3
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Get a drill it's much easier and quick. Just used mine for the first time last week and I also love it.
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The first time I used a drill on mine about a month ago I for some reason engaged the drill without holding down the Barley Crusher (with a full hopper). Needless to say, I'm still finding grains on my kitchen floor.....
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:03 AM   #5
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Ya the barley crusher is much nicer then the corona. Makes you laugh at the effort spent with that flour mill, wish I knew better and bought the BC first.
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Just got mine and will use on Saturday. The directions say to run 1/2 lb of grains thru and toss. I understand the concept behind that, but does anyone really do that? Just wondering

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Just got mine and will use on Saturday. The directions say to run 1/2 lb of grains thru and toss. I understand the concept behind that, but does anyone really do that? Just wondering

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Is this to get rid of any of the machining lubricants? what is the purpose? Mine is on its way and I am stoked.
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Yeah, it's to clean the rollers of debris/oils. I used some stale Cherios that the wife was gonna chuck. It's grain right?
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Yeah, it's to clean the rollers of debris/oils. I used some stale Cherios that the wife was gonna chuck. It's grain right?
Whole grain and oats.


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