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Title: Monster Mill MM-3
Post by: micsager on August 13, 2012, 04:08:03 PM
I'm considering this mill.  (afterall, they gave me a shirt at NHC, LOL)

Anyway, anyone out there have one?  Do you like it? 

Would you buy another?
Title: Re: Monster Mill MM-3
Post by: Hokerer on August 13, 2012, 04:20:51 PM
I'm considering this mill.  (afterall, they gave me a shirt at NHC, LOL)

Anyway, anyone out there have one?  Do you like it? 

Would you buy another?

Not the MM-3 but I've got one of the original Monster Mills and I'd get another in a heartbeat !
Title: Re: Monster Mill MM-3
Post by: euge on August 13, 2012, 05:23:16 PM
Aren't their 3 rollers meant for business use? Oh wait... :o
Title: Re: Monster Mill MM-3
Post by: saintpierre on August 13, 2012, 05:44:12 PM
I have the MM3 and it is awesome!!  My hopper can fit about 30# of grain and as long as my drill is charged I can crush it in about 3-5 minutes.
Whats that motto buy once cry once...
Title: Re: Monster Mill MM-3
Post by: micsager on August 13, 2012, 05:45:42 PM
I have the MM3 and it is awesome!!  My hopper can fit about 30# of grain and as long as my drill is charged I can crush it in about 3-5 minutes.
Whats that motto buy once cry once...

I plan to hook it to an electric motor with a belt.  Do you think that will be any problem?  (I have read all the information on their website regarding such)
Title: Re: Monster Mill MM-3
Post by: saintpierre on August 13, 2012, 06:09:53 PM
I plan to hook it to an electric motor with a belt.  Do you think that will be any problem?  (I have read all the information on their website regarding such)
Nope. That is a project I have been planning to do but keep putting off...
Title: Re: Monster Mill MM-3
Post by: threedogsne on August 13, 2012, 06:13:32 PM
I have had an MM3 for a few years now.  It has performed quite well.  I have pulleys on mine that drive it at 220 rpm.  It was driven originally by a 1/4 hp motor.  With that it would chew right through barley malt, but  tended to bog down on wheat malt.  I swapped that for a 1/2 hp motor.  Now I can just fill the hopper and come back when it is done. 

I have seen posts favoring using a gear motor and direct drive to minimize stress on the bearings.  Those motors get pricey in a hurry.  I already had the conventional electric motors around, so all I had to buy were the pulleys, influencing my choice.  I will be quite surprised if I ever put enough hours on it to wear the bushings enough to regret this choice. 
Title: Re: Monster Mill MM-3
Post by: majorvices on August 13, 2012, 06:49:20 PM
I've run every single batch at Yellowhammer through our MM 3.0. Takes about an hour to grind 800 lbs of grain. No problems with it, I recommend it.
Title: Re: Monster Mill MM-3
Post by: stadelman on August 13, 2012, 08:10:18 PM
The MM3 and related accessories (hopper, base and handle) are 10% off this week at Midwest...
http://www.homebrewfinds.com/2012/08/monster-mills-and-accessories-midwest.html (http://www.homebrewfinds.com/2012/08/monster-mills-and-accessories-midwest.html)
Title: Re: Monster Mill MM-3
Post by: micsager on August 13, 2012, 10:10:27 PM
The MM3 and related accessories (hopper, base and handle) are 10% off this week at Midwest...
http://www.homebrewfinds.com/2012/08/monster-mills-and-accessories-midwest.html (http://www.homebrewfinds.com/2012/08/monster-mills-and-accessories-midwest.html)

thanks Dude. 
Title: Re: Monster Mill MM-3
Post by: micsager on August 14, 2012, 04:18:54 PM
Thanks everyone.  I p[ulled the trigger and ordered, with the base, and extra large hopper.  Can't wait to give this thing a go.......   
Title: Re: Monster Mill MM-3
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on August 22, 2012, 02:14:51 AM
I've run every single batch at Yellowhammer through our MM 3.0. Takes about an hour to grind 800 lbs of grain. No problems with it, I recommend it.
Agree.

I mill about 600-700 lb every brew day.
Get at least 1/2 hp motor and you will be fine.

Good luck.

(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/391989_249889821739811_673630613_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Mill MM-3
Post by: ibru on June 25, 2013, 03:14:50 PM
After about 20 years, my old Valley Mill got tired so I bought a new MM3. I got it set up with a 1/2 hp motor last night and ran about 5 pounds of 2 row through it. I'm impressed at how fast it ate the grain. Seems to be a nice crush at the factory settings.

Did you guys who have the MM3 leave yours at the factory settings? It's at little more complicated to change the gap than my Valley was.

Bruce
Title: Re: Monster Mill MM-3
Post by: micsager on June 25, 2013, 03:18:11 PM
I have mine at 0.28, the pain about adjusting is you have to take off that guard. 
Title: Re: Monster Mill MM-3
Post by: Scot (one T) on June 25, 2013, 03:59:14 PM
I've had mine for about 5 years....haven't touched the setting once.   
Title: Monster Mill MM-3
Post by: majorvices on June 25, 2013, 04:21:09 PM
I have one. Highly recommend it. I've made some setting adjustments a few times.
Title: Re: Monster Mill MM-3
Post by: gsandel on June 25, 2013, 04:23:42 PM
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I have the MM3 and it is awesome!!

+1
I highly recommend this mill.  I have never owned any other mill, though.

I own MM-3 (owned for the last 5 years or maybe more), I bought hopper and base (because I am lazy) which holds over 10lbs of grain, and it is nice.  I run it with a newer drill.  I do wished I would have invested in the stainless rollers (but only just because I like stainless, and the mill has a little oxidation on the rollers, which doesn't affect its performance).  I use factory settings (never changed), and have nice efficiency and no run off issues with my mash tun set up (keggle, stainless false bottom), even when I use 60% wheat.

I had trouble with crushing wheat but that was my old drill, new drill runs through it like butter.  I would buy it again, but probably never will need another.
Title: Re: Monster Mill MM-3
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on June 26, 2013, 03:14:33 AM
Mine is set to .038 and my brewhouse efficiency is about 88%.
I run a few lb thru it.
So far so good.
Title: Re: Monster Mill MM-3
Post by: ibru on June 26, 2013, 11:43:07 PM
Thanks for the replies. I'll leave it where it is for now and do a house pale recipe and see how it goes. I have a RIMS system so I like to leave some husks.

Bruce