3 tonnes of grain at an average of 5kg per batch is about 600 brews. ball park 1200 slabs of beer, by my count that is a fairly large scale homebrew operation.iambj said:The problem has to be the knurl on the rollers, they either wear very quickly and this would not happen with quality stainless. Or the knurling was not aggressive enough to start with, knurling stainless is difficult and the knurling heads would need to be replaced now and then to keep the same quality as the heads do wear. (perhaps you guys scored rollers towards the end of a run?)
Considering these mills are marketed as a superior mill, with price tag to match I would be very disappointed if I had recently bought one.
Also three tonnes of grain on a home brew scale is nothing, my mill has done may more than that without any issues at all.
Good luck and keep us posted with the manufacture follow up.
And if you're brewing every second week, 25 batches a year, 600 batches would last you over 20-years - sounds pretty acceptable to me.iambj said:If you believe in replacing your mill often, I have had mine 10 years.
Some of us do brew quite a bit. :beerbang:
Very good mileage I'd say!Rob.P said:slabs stubbies years stubbies per year stubbies per day
1200 = 28800 / 10 2880 7.89
good mileage for your mill.
Edit. puts it at 1.15 standard batches each week.
Yeah I get that everything has a life span and If I thought I had over used and got my moneys worth then I would just buy another. However I do not believe this to be the case and to be totally honest I think I achieved a better service from my old marga mill (that I gave away to a brew club member) than this thing.
The knurling "looks" as good as when I got it?
I've got the same problem and don't believe it's the knurling as mine's been doing it since day one. I thought that's just how they were and have been running grain through twice. I might contact MM now that I know that some people have no issue with them.
its the knurling, mine wore after only 6months of very light use.
As someone in the market for a mill I thank you now for this information. Not much from the retailers selling this mill of late but.BrissyBrew said:
Yes I too was pretty impressed to get a response the same day on a Sunday.Crunched said:FYI - already received a response to my email (on a Sunday) from Mashmaster - and they're more than happy to help out. That's great customer service.