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Ok the time has come.

I need to choose one or the other then order the bugger

there about the same price, and the BC is ex stock , the vally will be about 6-9 weeks


opinions, i want to order it asap
 

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Haven't used a BC, but have a Valley and am very happy.

Beers,
Doc
 

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im in the same situation and both seem to be as good as each other.
im leaning towards the valley at the moment
 

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Hi Ben,
I am going to update to a valley as well , thought I would order it Friday night , where you getting yours?
I was going to order from Bootleggers in Canada
 

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just did a quick money calculation.
valley mill $169
freight $65
total $234 canadian
converted to aust $253
good time to buy with aussie battler gaining ground
 

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I was more incline to buy the vally from the same place as you mention at
aprox $252.22 (long freight times though upto 9 weeks some people have cop'd)

Barley crusher is $260 + post in australia (hence only few days delivery)

so there much a muchness in price, but the vally will take ages to get here.

I want to order mine this week
 

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is the barley crusher available from an australian dealer?
that may sway my mind somewhat
 

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The differences look to be this,

The Original Barley Crusher MaltMill, "Home Brewer's Best Friend"
has proven to be just that. A high quality grain mill constructed using
materials that will last a lifetime, 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 this will be the only mill ever purchased.
(note: 1 1/4 dia. X 5 in. rollers)
7lb Hopper


The vally:
The Valley Mill's generous 6 lb. capacity hopper and crushed between two textured steel rollers. An ergonomic hand-crank makes for effortless crushing.
The included power drill adapter allows the homebrewer to crush large quantities of malt at high-speed (up to 10 lbs. per minute). For a more permanent set-up, a standard V-belt pulley can be easily installed on the mill's standardized 1/2" drive shaft.
The Valley Mill uses two, 8" long, nickel-plated, ball-bearing mounted, steel rollers. One roller is a driver, while the other is an adjustable, passive idler roller eliminating the need for gears. The space between the rollers is easily adjusted by pulling out and turning the large spring-loaded, self-locking indexing knob. The adjustment is variable from approximately .010" to .070" in seven increments. The increments are non-linear, allowing for finer adjustments in the smaller, more commonly used range while still allowing adjustment in the upper range.


Sounds like the vally has bigger rollers, hence quicker, (is this really important for a 22Lt batch brewer)

BC holds slightly more in the hopper and can also be driven via drill as is(no attatment needed)
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.


Ahhhh i dont know, maybe the vally but upto 9 weeks freight is a pain!
 

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well ive bitten the bullet and placed an order for the barley crusher.i couldnt be bothered with such a long wait from canada for the valley mill when the barley crusher can be ordered from nsw.
done a fair bit of research and the favouretism seems to be going the barley crushers way.
anyway time will tell.
 

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I am going to wait for the Valley , I believe this to be the best mill , I can go on using my Porkett for a few weeks yet.
The AG set up is close but not that close
:chug:
 

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either way batz as long as they crush grain satisfactorily i reckon we cant go wrong.i would love to be in the position to compare the valley mill with the barley crusher how ever the wife gave me some of my money back for xmas and as im keen to go all grain the wait is something i can do without right now.so the barley crusher won as its now available from a local australian hbs at a reasonable price.
best of luck with the valley.im sure over time we can all compare evaluations of both mills.
 

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I also ordered one (BC), gonna have to wait for the other parts to come in though (the base)

cant wait to get away from the tin malt and onto some real grain!!!
might stick to a few part mashes to start with.... then again maybe i wont, i have been wanting to do a Pale Ale for a long time!!!
 

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Did a nice Pale Ale mini a while back

1Kg Pilsner Malt (because I had it) Pale malt would be OK
200gm wheat malt
100 med/dark Crystal (for a little colour)
300 Flaked Barley

Mashed 90 min
Goldings for aroma
And a little Hallertau as well


Coopers Pale yeast culture

Was very nice , spicy and fruity
 

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:eek:
Opps added a can of Coopers Lager as well
 

Batz

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Opps again
I also adde 300gm of inverted icing sugar ,
Sorry , will consult my brew log before posting again

Does drinking too much homebrew affect short term memory loss ?................................What was the question again ???
 

Batz

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Well ordered my Valley , guy said 4 weeks ...mmm....we'll see

Soon to have a corona mill for sale , good for a new masher
 

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Hey Batz,

Where did you order your Valley Mill from?

I found the bootleggers website here but didn't see the Valley Mill listed in their online catalog, so I sent them an email for a quote...

Cheers,

TL
 

Batz

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I got it from bootleggers Trough Lolly , they will email you back tonight , they are very good to deal with
Go to thier site , click on 'Beer makin products'
then 'Starting kits and equipment' (top of the page)
Valley mill $169
They charged me $58 to ship to WA
That's Canadian $
Aus total of $242.94 as of today
Worth doing with our dollar what it is at the present

Hope this helps
 

Batz

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Trough Lolly
Just clicked on the site you posted mate
Wrong one
Try Here
http://www.lecachettedubootlegger.qc.ca

No online ordering you have to ring him at night our time , but there is a form to fill out for a quote
 
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