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Gout

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Guys i need a mill and i want a vally mill or barlymill. I was going to get mine through Northern Districts Brewing Supplies
as they will import the barly crusher mill. The problem is they are waiting now 10 weeks and i cant wait much longer.

Should i wait to find out there price, or go direct? the problem is i could also cop the 10 weeks delivery. But i assume Gerard is ordering a lot hence customs are the problem. I will only buy one.
 

RegBadgery

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It's a long wait for any gadget coming surface mail from overseas. I like my Valley mill but I was recently looking at the BC with the big hopper and telling myself how I could do with a second mill :).

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Batz

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What's the BC?
Just about to order a valley , but if there is a better mill tell me
 

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I'm very happy with my single roller mill from ESB. It is small, it isn't pretty, but it suits my purposes perfectly and it sems to give as good a crush as a dual roller mill. I got it the day I paid for it.
 

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Seems like and endless topic on what is the best mill etc ... personally I have a Porkert mill, hopper holds about 1kg.

Reasons:

1) Price: $115 (lot cheaper than others from what I have read)
2) Availability: In stock at my HBS.

Nice solid mill doubt it could break, crushes/grinds nice as far as I can tell, since i built myself a decent mash tun for $30 I have no problems with stuck sparges etc and the efficiency seems to be good 75%+.

I'm sure other people will prefer other mills but I have been happy with this on to date.
 

Jazman

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Batz bc = barley crusher it seeems simailar to the valley and is just as popular and gmk uses on so ask him what it is like
 

Batz

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Use a Porkett mill at present
 

Batz

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Did a search and found it , no I like the look of the valley mill better
I will attach a motor to mine so hopper size is not really an issue
:ph34r:
:chug:
 

Murray

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My mill is giving me about 83% efficiency at the moment, with a simple two batch sparge.
 

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I am not so worried about the brand (if i order it from Over seas its going to be the vally) or local the BC.

problem is when i can get the little bugger. I might just go ahead and order one from the US. I'v waited 10weeks for the BC to be stocked
 

Trough Lolly

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Folks,

Whilst trawling around for info on mills, I found an interesting article on Bodensatz Brewing that reviews grain mills here.

Cheers,

TL
 

Murray

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The one I have is very similar to the PhilMill 1. It is interesting that they rate it better than the PhilMill 2, most people claim the opposite.
 

Trough Lolly

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Pardon my ignorance guys, but is there a direct relationship between the grind in the mill and the extraction efficiency of the mash?

I have a Gaggia coffee grinder at home. It has a variable courseness setting - could I use it to grind up the grains, or would I be trashing the grains? :blink:

What about a rolling pin on a wooden block or pestle & mortar? Any ideas on whether either of these might work in lieu of an expensive mill?

Cheers,

TL
 

Murray

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Definite no to the first, strong recommendations against the second. The coffee grinder will give you a whole heap of flour with finely torn up husks, even at a coarse setting.

The rolling pin method works, but be prepared to see a whole day out crushing, with very sore muscles to go with it.
 

RegBadgery

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The great Grain and Grape in Victoria used a coffee mill for years - an amazing story I only became aware of when they replaced it with a grain mill.

cheers
reg
 

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