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Mill Recommendations

Postby Brody » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:07 pm

I'm looking for a solid mill and was thinking about the barley crusher but don't know too much about the brand. Any recommendations?
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Re: Mill Recommendations

Postby Ancient Abbey » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:46 pm

I'm very happy with Monster. The bigger the rollers the better; stainless if you can spring for it.


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Re: Mill Recommendations

Postby Weizenberg » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:05 pm

Indeed, bigger rollers are favourable. Most of these are turning at 170-200 RPM. Professional two roller wet mills use rollers with a diameter of 400 mm.
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Re: Mill Recommendations

Postby Brody » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:24 pm

Crazy, I bought 3 sacks of malt (Weyerman Pils, Pale Ale, and Carahell), a mill, and paid $80 in shipping... yet the total price per pound (including shipping and mill) was less than what I'd pay at the LHBS.

I haven't seen the analysis yet but asked the merchant - turns out the Pilsner is 2.2srm (so 4.3 ebc) so maybe no pale ale malt was needed after all. IIRC Bryan was saying blend to target 4 ebc.
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Mill Recommendations

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Re: Mill Recommendations

Postby Brody » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:58 pm

I wish I saw that option for Carahell, 55# will last me a long time.
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Re: Mill Recommendations

Postby Brody » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:00 pm

But since I have to drive roughly an hour each way to get to a shop that sells Carahell it seemed worthwhile.

There's a shop like less than a mile down the road from me (Philly Homebrew Outlet East) but not much in the way of variety for a lager man. Mostly Breiss stuff but also Avanguard Pilsner and Simpsons Golden Promise.
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Re: Mill Recommendations

Postby Brody » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:01 pm

3.8 huh, so my base malt will already be darker.
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Re: Mill Recommendations

Postby Ancient Abbey » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:01 pm

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Re: Mill Recommendations

Postby Brody » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:02 pm

Lol, yea lifetime supply of Carahell.

I may make an all Pale Ale Malt lager to get a good understanding for the flavor.

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