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Offline bluedog

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Best 3 roller mill?
« on: August 08, 2023, 08:17:24 am »
Which manufacturer has the best 3 roller mill on the market. I am looking to upgrade my 2 roller barley crusher - any opinions?
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Re: Best 3 roller mill?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2023, 10:12:59 am »
I'd say that, for the money, Monster makes one of the better 3 roller mills.
Their 2 roller mill with the 2" rollers would also be an upgrade from the Barley Crusher.
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Re: Best 3 roller mill?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2023, 12:53:40 pm »
From the numerous 3-roller horror stories I've heard over the years, I'd say that only a geared, 3 roller unit should be considered as best. That way, all the rollers can actually be relied on to turn and crush.
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Re: Best 3 roller mill?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2023, 01:03:43 pm »
From the numerous 3-roller horror stories I've heard over the years, I'd say that only a geared, 3 roller unit should be considered as best. That way, all the rollers can actually be relied on to turn and crush.

Not to mention that 3 rollers are pretty much unnecessary
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Re: Best 3 roller mill?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2023, 06:44:18 pm »
I use the Monster mill 2 roller mill and I like it a lot.

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Re: Best 3 roller mill?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2023, 08:27:04 pm »
Couple of years ago I was in the market for a 3 geared mill. Seriously considered Monster Mill. Had a few question about the mill. Owner was a complete a$s. Refused to answer my questions and accused me of attempting to steal his mill idea. What a total and complete a$s.

While, apparently, Monster Mill has the only 3 geared mill I refuse to deal with them.

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Re: Best 3 roller mill?
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2023, 10:27:51 am »
I use an inexpensive 2-roller from Ferroday, and have been super happy with it.  I have no idea what I'm missing out on with a fancier one, but I don't need to know.  Great results & consistency.  Probably about the cheapest one out there.

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Re: Best 3 roller mill?
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2023, 05:31:07 pm »
I know this thread is quite stale. I’ve had a stainless 3 roller Monster for a long time. It was when Monster was in its infancy. I would second buying a geared version. I figured out that my 3 roll mill couldn’t be tight to the base. Left it somewhat loose and it hasn’t stalled on me since. I fought it until I figured this out. I’m guessing I’ve ran 2,500# through it and it is still like new. Hooked it up to an antique 1/2” Skill drill with a router speed control.  My hopper holds about 40# of grain. Love the mill, would buy another. I’ve never needed customer service after my purchase.
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Re: Best 3 roller mill?
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2023, 08:47:13 am »
My wife bought me a 2 roller mill for Xmas last year, and I gotta say I love it.  It is the Hullwrecker and I have seen a huge jump in my efficiency by crushing my own grains.  Now, with that said, I would have no idea what the difference is by having 3 rollers.  But, I can say, that the mill I am using has increased my efficiency and has been fun to use. It is kinda cool to add that to the process. 

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Re: Best 3 roller mill?
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2023, 06:47:33 pm »
I've had a Crankandstein 3 roll mill since 2012, and it has been awesome. I never hear about them, but I can vouch for the quality and performance. I run it at .030 for BIAB.
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Re: Best 3 roller mill?
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2024, 10:02:31 am »
We use the buskirk 3 roller mill and have never had an issue in over 10 years.  Support is great by those guys as well.
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Re: Best 3 roller mill?
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2024, 03:03:44 pm »
We use the buskirk 3 roller mill and have never had an issue in over 10 years.  Support is great by those guys as well.

buskirk? Have a link? Thanks.

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Re: Best 3 roller mill?
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2024, 02:24:03 pm »
Here's a link to the hops one we use.  https://buskirkeng.com/hops-pellet-mills/
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Re: Best 3 roller mill?
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2024, 03:39:14 pm »
We use the buskirk 3 roller mill and have never had an issue in over 10 years.  Support is great by those guys as well.

buskirk? Have a link? Thanks.

I kinda doubt it's a homebrewer mill
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Re: Best 3 roller mill?
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2024, 02:34:54 pm »
I kinda doubt it's a homebrewer mill

Unfortunately, it's a hop pellet mill.