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What malt mill do you use? Why

Posted: |03 Dec 2018|, 15:33
by B&SCUSTOMEQUIPMENT
Hello All

Been out of the brewing hobby for awhile, I am rebuilding everything and looking for some insight on malt mills.
What are you using? What do you like about it? What is not so good about it?

Cheers

Scott

Re: What malt mill do you use? Why

Posted: |03 Dec 2018|, 15:44
by Warthaug
I use a braley crusher 2-roller mill, and a drill to power it. Reasonable balance between cost and quality, and easily adjustable for different milling settings (not that I do that very often). I previously had a cheaper knockoff mill, which didn't hold its mill gap very well, and which had rollers that wore out in a year. My BC has run through 4x as much grain as the knockoff without the gap slipping or the rollers wearing.

Re: What malt mill do you use? Why

Posted: |03 Dec 2018|, 15:58
by B&SCUSTOMEQUIPMENT
My original mill was the Barley Crusher. I am not sure if much changed in the design since I put mine together. I did not care for the aluminum rollers the knurl peened over and grain would surf on the rollers and would need to be persuaded to start grinding. I also found it went out of adjustment within a couple of runs. Mine was well used I am sure it was more than what they may consider normal use. Thanks for you input Warthaug!

Cheers

Scott

Re: What malt mill do you use? Why

Posted: |04 Dec 2018|, 08:58
by Warthaug
My rollers are stainless, not aluminum, as is the body and hopper. I think they've upgraded their materials since yours.

Re: What malt mill do you use? Why

Posted: |04 Dec 2018|, 19:59
by brhenrio
I have a barley crusher as well. Hopper is aluminum but rollers are steel. I have to pay attention to the gaps as the rollers do move. The 3 roller monster mill is one everyone seems to be raving about, but ir is a higher price point.

Re: What malt mill do you use? Why

Posted: |13 Dec 2018|, 13:21
by B&SCUSTOMEQUIPMENT
Good day All

I refurbished my old mill I sold to a friend with this Kegco 3 roller mill. It is well made, I will buy one for myself.
https://www.kegco.com/home-brewing-equipment/km11gm-3r/
I also must correct my previous statement on the barley crusher malt mill, the rollers are steel.
The Barley Crusher was a good mill just worn out.

Cheers

Scott