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3 weeks 6 days ago #4685 by ozdevil1
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looking at getting a grain mill

what is better a 3 roller or 2 roller mill

i know millmasters are good but a bit pricey

Any suggestions please

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3 weeks 6 days ago - 3 weeks 6 days ago #4686 by Gash
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There is some benefit to a 3 roller, what the 3 roller does, well the third roller, is it just feeds the grain more evenly into the 2 rollers that do the crushing, it doesnt do more crushing than a 2 roller. You can totally without issues get away with a 2 roller, the 2 roller is easier to set if you're into using feelers to measure gaps. I suggest only using grain, because thats what you're crushing, not feelers or credit cards, but people do like to use them.
Millmasters are extremely expensive yes, I can say I've not none anyone to were out a normal mill, you got to think they don't used much 5mins each batch you do. Maybe 10mins a month, its not much. Mine is still running solid, I cant remember how many batches and years I had it, but its been many.. If money is no object go for it! Cheers
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3 weeks 5 days ago #4687 by ozdevil1
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my next question is it worth getting the maltzilla or just sticking to a 3 roller or 2 roller mill..

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3 weeks 5 days ago #4688 by Gash
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I wouldnt get a maltzilla for another month or so, think they are doing an upgrade. I prefer my normal mill at this point in time, but that could change with the new maltzilla. One thing you know is a normal mill is a very simple device, couple of rollers and a crank..

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3 weeks 5 days ago #4689 by Gash
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These are really cheap even if you just need something until you decide you want something else, think the base boards are cheap too. bit.ly/2RollerMillKL
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3 weeks 5 days ago #4690 by ozdevil1
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thanks gash

i spose there is less to go wrong in the 3 or 2 roller maltmunchers

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3 weeks 3 days ago #4697 by ozdevil1
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Well i am now a proud owner of a grain mill decided to go a 3 roller in the end

I tell ya though i did some swearing cursing when i got home though

Watched your video Gash and i tell you , your a calm man

those fiddly little screw and nuts putting the hopper together wasnt they fun with fat frickon fingers
and that blue protective coating to peel off , i have no nails to peel it off so i said stuff it the blue protective cover can stay on it until i can be bothered to pull it a part again.

but thinking about it i may have put it together the hard way but got the desired result..

now that i have this i assume the bottom and the other roller that isnt driven are just free wheeling and will roll once in grain.

also can i use an electric drill with grain mill?

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2 weeks 13 hours ago #4717 by Gash
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Sorry mate didnt see this reply.
yep free rolling and yes you can use a drill, but slow is the key, some "normal" drills dont like going slow, not enough torque.

You can use whatever you have there, just examine your grain of course. Cheers!
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2 weeks 12 hours ago #4719 by ozdevil1
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Thanks gash

As always great advice and tips,

and coming at a good time as i am planning on using my mill this sunday at church of the devil..

will be giving my drill i already have on a slow setting, failing that i will get the good lady to crank it the manual way while i supervise her.... hmmmm better still 1st time i better do it myself ...

but thanks again

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Cheers guys it was my dark called Tired Bastard. I had drama.... talk about Karma lol. :O

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Cheers!

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Sounds great. Is that the pale?

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Time to keg my beer. Cheers :D

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Hope everyone is keeping well and managing to brew something. Cheers

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