however, I am about to throw my barleycrusher out...
Care to elaborate?
I have been having issues with 'dead roller syndrome' for the past year or so, after 3-4 years of great performance without a hitch. The past 3 brews, the situation has been getting progressively worse and I have to continuously dump the hopper and re-start to get it going again, only to have it fail after a minute or so of running.
I've disassembled and cleaned a few times now since this started acting up, and it doesn't seem to help.
It took me ~45minutes to crush a measly 24lbs of grain yesterday - during that process I think I invented some new curses. I really did need a beer to RDWHAHB, but it was 7am and I was still on coffee.
Am going to research some fixes and if not, will start reviewing the monster mill.