Barley Crusher Grain Mill 7LB Hopper:
The Barley Crusher is a high quality grain mill constructed using materials that will last a lifetime. It features 1018 Cold Rolled Steel for the rollers, 6061 Aluminum for the mill body and hopper, tool steel for the axles with Oil Impregnated bronze bushings. Precision machining with Quality Control and a LifeTime Warranty assures the homebrewer that this will be the only grain mill they will ever purchase!
- Hopper holds an even 7 pounds
- Rollers are adjustable at both ends to keep the gap spacing parallel giving a uniform crush along the entire length of the rollers.
- The gap default setting is marked and set at .039 at assembly. Adjustment range is from .015" to .070" (0.38mm to 1.78mm).
- The rollers have a 12 TPI knurl to efficiently pull the grain through the rollers while leaving the hull intact to form an excellent filter bed for sparging.
- Comes with a solid base with locators to center the Barley Crusher on a 5 gallon plastic pail. (Pail not included)
- Using a 3/8 drillmotor at 500 RPM gives you a crush rate of 6 pounds a minute making the big grain bills fast and easy.
- There are no adapters needed to use a 3/8 drill motor.
- Some assembly required.
Posted by Richard McAteer on 6th Oct 2014
First time owning a roller crusher, much better than the Victoria mill I had once upon a time.
The design allows some grain to initially bypass the rollers, you can hear some grain fall past the rollers, going to the outside. In terms of crush, however, it is fantastic. I overshot my numbers on the first two batches I made; I do BIAB and have been using the LHBS mill, getting ~70-73% efficiency. I'm pretty sure I hit 80% and 82% on the two batches I brewed yesterday, and while I had pretty good mashes I suspect that the better crush is responsible for a lot of that difference. Now I just cross my fingers and hope that the pumpkin ale turns out well starting at an unexpected 1.089 SG!
Everything I had hoped for
Posted by Matt on 26th Jun 2014
The guys at Beer Grains were super friendly when I called them to see if my order had gone through. They said it would be shipped by the end of the day. It arrived the next morning!
The mill itself is very solid and well built. I ran a test batch of grain through it but haven't used it for brewing yet. It is harder to turn the handle then you might think, but I doubt that I'll convert it to a motorized setup.