Which grain mill?

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Which grain mill?

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I need to buy a grain mill. Can anyone advise a good one please, or what to look for?

Ideally stainless, 10kg in 5 mins.
Sits on a bucket, but I can build frame.

BUT... I need it to do almost flour for chicken feed. And 1.2 mm crush I need for beer. Tbh chucks come first.

Does the "DY-368 Electric Grain Mill" on eBay look about right??

... Or if you have grain mill to sell pm me. :D

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I've got this one - https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/product ... -3-roller/ - and have no complaints. It would be a workout to do 10kg in 5 minutes!

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I have considered those thanks for the recommendation. How good are they with a cordless drill.?

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I haven't tried it - drills are generally too fast. Ideally you need 150-200 rpm, I did tried to use an electric screwdriver but I don't have an attachment with a hex shank and a large enough chuck to take the mill shaft - it's about 1/2"

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I use a Monster mill 2 with a cordless drill at the lowest of 2 speeds...works well and would take about 5 - 10 minutes to crush 10kg
A mate bought the MM 3 and we compared crushes and came to the conclusion it wasn't worth the extra $

I think most of the "good mills" on the market would suit your needs.

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This is my mill: http://www.mattmill.de/mattmill-klassik/
Works with a drill or crank, 5 kg in 2 min. Complete with box, perfect for 20 l brews.
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Recently, I got a MattMill as well, Kompakt Komfort (MMKO), using it with the crank handle:
http://www.mattmill.de/mattmill-kompakt/

Perfect crush size. Have never brewed better beer.

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They certainly look the part. Significantly different from the rest of the 2rollers.

Looking at the design I would have expected them to be slower/lower throughput. 5kg in 2 mins is good.

I have long believed freshly crushed doesn't make a difference. So I do want to try and the chucks have given me the chance.

How does the taste change?

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I certainly didn't detect a change in flavour when I switched, but I did see a big difference in efficiency based on crush size (now at 1.2mm)

Personally I like hand cranking the grain - It makes me feel like I'm connected to the artisanry of brewing - since all the next steps are automated.

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Well, regarding taste… I am doing my own sourdough baking for years.
Started with pre milled whole-grain-flour, and the taste was marvellous.
Since I am using the SAMAP F100 and mill just before baking,
the taste has improved dramatical. At least family and friends tell me.

Since I never used pre milled malt for my Braumeister.
Started with the CORONA and the taste of the beer was marvellous.
Since I upgraded to the MattMill, others tell me, my beer has improved.
Personally, I always found both beer versions drinkable.

Looks like, the taste is on the tongue of the beholder :-)

Comparing both malt-crushes, the MattMill result just looks more delicious.

Working with the MattMill is an absolute pleasure.

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grooves wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:26 am
I've got this one - https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/product ... -3-roller/ - and have no complaints. It would be a workout to do 10kg in 5 minutes!
I have this one, it works well with a cordless drill
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RichardM, I do wonder if any of these roller Mills can get close to a course gritty flour rather that just a crush.
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Nolan wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:25 pm
Well, regarding taste… I am doing my own sourdough baking for years.
Started with pre milled whole-grain-flour, and the taste was marvellous.
Since I am using the SAMAP F100 and mill just before baking......

I bake all our bread.
I use a KoMo mill for my specialist flours . I can say wheat malt really makes a difference and you cannot buy it as flour. Chocolate malt too.

Pity it's output is smaller, cos its a great mill.

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mashy wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:30 am
RichardM, I do wonder if any of these roller Mills can get close to a course gritty flour rather that just a crush.
I agree. I dried some spent malt and then recrushed it as fine as possible and used it in some bread. It was still fairly corse so I only used a small proportion of it compared to white flour
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Wheat malt ground into flour is really good. Gives the bread a softer chewy centre.

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