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Offline darvyle

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what mill would you recommend?
« on: June 29, 2011, 06:22:28 AM »
I'm in the market for a Mill to add to my all grain setup.  I've been reading about The Barley Crusher and Monster Mill.  Does anyone have any feelings either way?  Thanks for your input.

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Re: what mill would you recommend?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2011, 06:30:39 AM »
I actually have one of each, the BC got me through several years until I upgraded to a bigger (and much more expensive) mill. I recommend both of them but for a budget minded person the BC is a great value and it comes ready to use out of the box.
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Re: what mill would you recommend?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2011, 06:31:43 AM »
I love my Barley Crusher.  I use a drill to run it and it works great, and adjusting the gap is very easy.

I've never used a Monster Mill so I can't comment on that one.
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Re: what mill would you recommend?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2011, 06:41:01 AM »
I've got a 3 roller monster mill and I really like it.  But, you have to make some sort of hopper and base for the mill.  Mine works but needs improvement.  The mill itself does a very good job and is easily adjustable.  This is the only mill I've ever owned.

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Re: what mill would you recommend?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2011, 07:15:10 AM »
I got a Barley Crusher with 15 pound hopper about 4 years ago.
Works great, no issues.
Used it with the hand crank for about 3 years, then last year put a motor on it.
Motorizing it cut 20 minutes off my brew day and works like a charm.
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Re: what mill would you recommend?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011, 07:20:19 AM »
I've had a Barley Crusher for several years.  It has more than met my needs.  I've used a drill to drive it and built a couple different milling tables while improving my design.

I've been happy with it.

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Re: what mill would you recommend?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 07:22:55 AM »
Generally a mill recommendation will follow the mill a brewer has purchased.

Both are good mills,  I own a BC.
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Re: what mill would you recommend?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2011, 07:38:22 AM »
Generally a mill recommendation will follow the mill a brewer has purchased.

Both are good mills,  I own a BC.
Good point.  I like my Schmidlin mill.  It is at least 15 years old and has never given me a problem. 
Of course, now it will....
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Re: what mill would you recommend?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2011, 07:45:51 AM »
Generally a mill recommendation will follow the mill a brewer has purchased.

Both are good mills,  I own a BC.

Very true!  These questions can quickly become a religion-like discussion.  All the major mills get good reviews from their users.

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Re: what mill would you recommend?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2011, 08:01:41 AM »
Generally a mill recommendation will follow the mill a brewer has purchased.

Both are good mills,  I own a BC.

That said, not many can attest to owning both. Given my druthers I may go MM over BC. But you can't beat BC for the price.
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Re: what mill would you recommend?
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2011, 08:06:58 AM »
Generally a mill recommendation will follow the mill a brewer has purchased.

Both are good mills,  I own a BC.
Good point.  I like my Schmidlin mill.  It is at least 15 years old and has never given me a problem. 
Of course, now it will....

Another vote for the Schmidling.  Mine is used by 2 people and over the last 13 years has had tons of grain run through it.  It still functions perfectly.
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Re: what mill would you recommend?
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2011, 08:16:25 AM »
I have a Barley Crusher and really like it.   It is ready to crush straight out of the box.  You usually have to fabricate a hopper with other mills.

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Re: what mill would you recommend?
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2011, 08:17:32 AM »
You usually have to fabricate a hopper with other mills.

Not the Schmidling.
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Re: what mill would you recommend?
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2011, 09:32:37 AM »
I'm using a 2 roller MM with the optional hopper.  The mill has worked flawlessly over the past 9 months and gives me a good, consistent crush.  I wouldn't hesitate to buy another if mine was destroyed somehow.
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Re: what mill would you recommend?
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2011, 09:38:48 AM »
I use the JSP Maltmill and give it a big two mugs up.  :)



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