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How Do You Rate It?
How Do You Rate It?
10 Excellent [ 62 ] ** [59.62%]
9 [ 25 ] ** [24.04%]
8 [ 13 ] ** [12.50%]
7 [ 2 ] ** [1.92%]
6 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
5 [ 1 ] ** [0.96%]
4 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
3 [ 1 ] ** [0.96%]
2 [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
1 Awful [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
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calvey
post Jul 4 2006, 05:02 AM
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The Barley Crusher is an absolutely great mill. GREAT!

I purchased one for $109 + s/h after buying another company's very crappy $140 mill that doesn't work half the time. I think the Barley Crusher is twice as good as that mill.

It's light, works right out of the box, the crush is great.

If you're looking for a mill, this is the best value out there !
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post Oct 31 2006, 10:10 PM
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ordered one last night .. can't wait to mill my own ...
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post Nov 6 2006, 10:37 AM
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QUOTE(consumes @ Oct 31 2006, 09:10 PM) *
ordered one last night .. can't wait to mill my own ...

Just passed the info to my wife to order the BC too.

I'm a little conflicted because most of my fellow club members are sold on the MaltMill (made just up the road in Marengo) and the C&S site really touts their rollers being 1.5" as opposed to the 1.25" used in the BC. The BC just seemed to be the most economical and complete setup.

Is the additional 1/4" in the roller diameter really an issue?
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post Mar 13 2007, 12:08 AM
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I love this mill ... im trying to figure out if i get a better crush at higher speeds with the drill ......how fast do you run this puppy ??
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Mike E.
post Mar 13 2007, 09:34 PM
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Allright, fess up.. who voted on the 3 out of 10 for this masterpiece of engineering? You dog!

Mike
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post Sep 1 2007, 07:25 PM
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Been using mine for six months....this is a great mill.
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post Jan 21 2008, 01:05 PM
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I have had mine for a few months now and love it. I didn't buy the extra loading bin but I am working on making my own. It is easy to use. Just spray it off with the air hose after each use like the instructions say to keep the grain powder out of the bushings and to prevent bacteria from growing on the rollers. If things do get clogged because you didn't do this, it is easy enough to take apart and clean or return to them for a free cleaning except for the shipping cost.
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post Feb 29 2008, 10:09 AM
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Can I [my wife] mill flour with this mill? With any Homebrewing mill?
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post Mar 20 2008, 08:46 AM
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I wouldn't trade this mill for any other on the market.

Cheers,
Dog
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post Apr 9 2008, 07:28 PM
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I just ordered my BC yesterday and its already on its way here. Wow I can't wait to get this thing Cranking. Will report back with some reviews.

Mike
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post Apr 11 2008, 09:27 AM
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I've had this mill for a few years now and have run a ton of grain through it (literally)! It continues to give me consistently milled malt.
I motorized my mill w/a bovine gear head electric motor - it runs at 60 RPM. Slow and steady is right for me - perfect crush every time.
I have never had to wait for the mill. I fill it up the bin - flip on the switch and the grain is crushed long before I reach my strike temp.
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post Apr 19 2008, 08:52 AM
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Well as I stated a few days ago. I am back and ready to give a review of the BC. I milled my first batch with this product two nights ago. I milled 10.50lbs of grain. I used the handcrank and was done in about 20-30 mins. Sorry motorizing is cool and all but come on how lazy can you be, hand cranking is a snap. I milled my grains through just one time and my BC is set at the factory setting no changes. The grain came out good with flour and husk material spread throughout. I brewed last night and calculated my eff at 85% which is the best eff I have had yet to date, that was All Grain batch #3. I have to admit that this mill lives up to any billing it has as a superior product. I have never owned or used any other mills other than at the LHBS but BC is great. Also commend the company of superior customer service. I ordered mine about mid to last afternoon and it was shipped the next day and had arrived two days later. This is also a great product in the fact that it recomends a direct drive for motorization and you do not need to use the spools and belts like you see often, just gotta keep the RPM down and can even use a 3/8 drill. So all in all I highly recomend this mill to anyone thinking about making the plunge into home grain milling. I also feel the 7lb hopper is more than enough since this is not a commercial operation here either. Hope this product works out for you as great as it has for me so far. I can't wait to mill my grains for the next batch.

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Mike
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post Apr 19 2008, 09:33 AM
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QUOTE(consumes @ Mar 13 2007, 12:08 AM) *
I love this mill ... im trying to figure out if i get a better crush at higher speeds with the drill ......how fast do you run this puppy ??

I've heard most say around 200rpm.

Found this at BYO: http://byo.com/departments/1123.html

It gives parts lists as well if you want to build a grain stand w/ motor.

Cheers!

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I used the handcrank and was done in about 20-30 mins. Sorry motorizing is cool and all but come on how lazy can you be, hand cranking is a snap.

Try doing 25# or more and then tell me if your arm isn't a wee bit tired (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/devil.gif)

QUOTE(ncbeerbrewer @ Apr 19 2008, 08:52 AM) *
This is also a great product in the fact that it recomends a direct drive for motorization and you do not need to use the spools and belts like you see often, just gotta keep the RPM down and can even use a 3/8 drill.

Its only happened to me once, but once was enough. I was milling away with my drill when all of a sudden the drill cranked hard in my hand and the mill flipped and shot the grains all over my basement. What happened? There was a rock in the hopper. A very small rock, but one that was strong enough to stop the rollers, which caused the entire mill to try and spin. If had been using a pulley system, the belts would have started slipping and there wouldn't have been any clean up and I wouldn't have been very pissed for that brew day (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/biggrin.gif)

I've had my BC for around 2 years, never an issue, never a concern. I love it (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/smile.gif)


**edit, added more word vomit**

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post Jul 28 2008, 05:33 PM
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QUOTE(ncbeerbrewer @ Apr 19 2008, 09:52 AM) *
Well as I stated a few days ago. I am back and ready to give a review of the BC. I milled my first batch with this product two nights ago. I milled 10.50lbs of grain. I used the handcrank and was done in about 20-30 mins. Sorry motorizing is cool and all but come on how lazy can you be, hand cranking is a snap. I milled my grains through just one time and my BC is set at the factory setting no changes. The grain came out good with flour and husk material spread throughout. I brewed last night and calculated my eff at 85% which is the best eff I have had yet to date, that was All Grain batch #3. I have to admit that this mill lives up to any billing it has as a superior product. I have never owned or used any other mills other than at the LHBS but BC is great. Also commend the company of superior customer service. I ordered mine about mid to last afternoon and it was shipped the next day and had arrived two days later. This is also a great product in the fact that it recomends a direct drive for motorization and you do not need to use the spools and belts like you see often, just gotta keep the RPM down and can even use a 3/8 drill. So all in all I highly recomend this mill to anyone thinking about making the plunge into home grain milling. I also feel the 7lb hopper is more than enough since this is not a commercial operation here either. Hope this product works out for you as great as it has for me so far. I can't wait to mill my grains for the next batch.

Happy Brewing,



20 to 30 minute!!!! (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/eh.gif) Man that is a LONG time to be spinning the crank! With the electric drill you can do 5 minutes max for 10+ pounds of grain. My brew day already takes a good 5 hours, don't want an additional 25 minutes milling grain.

The BC really does kick ass -- no set up, fits right over brewing bucket, no attachments to hook up drill.....A+ product.

Mike

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post Jul 28 2008, 06:31 PM
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got mine a month ago and cant wait to use it. How do I adjust it?
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