Manufacturer - BC Products Enterprises Inc.
The Original Barley Crusher MaltMill, the "Home Brewer's Best Friend" has proven to be just that. A high quality grain mill constructed using materials that will last a lifetime, 1018 Cold Rolled Steel for the rollers, 6061 Aluminum for the mill body and hopper, tool steel for the axles with Oil Impregnated bronze bushings.
Precision machining with Quality Control and a LifeTime Warranty assures the homebrewer that this will be the only grain mill they will ever purchase!
While I'm not exactly sure what was supposed to be accomplished by the rubber grommet, it was rendered irrelevant when it wore through and became part of a brew (Rubber-Grommet Ale -You'll bounce back for more!).
It relies on friction between the grain and the other roller to drive the second roller -and while initially I had doubts about this, it seems to work just fine. I get an excellent crush and not too much flour -haven't had a stuck mash yet and get a nice bed of husks.
I motorized MINE (after verifying with BC that being motor-driven wouldn't invalidate any warranty on the bearings) with a chain-driven gear-motor. It's not terribly fast but its strong as an ox (first time out with the motor, I pulled the mill off its' mounting (mounted on my brewing bench) when crushing wheat -I re-mounted it and did a better job of it and have had no issues at all), I mean I could pass my mother-in-law through this thing and it wouldn't even belch.
I've been passing grain through this thing for about 2 yrs now.
Would I get another? Absolutely!
Price Payed: $145.00
Pros: Great mill for a lower than average price
Fully adjustable roller (though factory setting delivers the best crush for me) lifetime warranty on bearings (even if motorized).
Cons: None as far as I'm concerned, but only one roller is 'driven' -and this may concern others.