Maltmuncher Three Roller Mill

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This three roller mill with aluminum hopper holds 12 pounds of malted barley, and features three 6" by 1½" knurled rollers turning in precisely machined ball bearings. Three rollers crush grain more thoroughly and evenly than a two roller mill for the most extract per pound of grain. Figure running 8 to 12 pounds per minute through this mill depending on its source of power.

Rollers are gap-adjustable at both ends and calibrations are included at both ends for easily repeatable gap settings. Gap can be set from 0 to .63", we recommend you start with .63" to see how your mill works, and then narrow the gap to .50" or so if you find any whole kernels coming through.

 The steel rollers are machined to efficently grab the kernels and pull them through the mill. The detachable handcrank can be removed to install a 1/2" shaft capable electric drill (we recommend a good quality variable speed corded drill, as this mill requires some force to turn quickly, and a cheap drill will not work well).

 Assembly required, you will need to screw the hopper together with the included machine screws and screw the base to your mounting board (mounting board and mounting screws are not included, but screw holes are provided in the base for mounting).

Note: For use with malted barley only, not for use with corn.

Click to download the instructions in pdf format.

Average rating 9.42857142857143 out of 10 ( based on 7 reviews )

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Review by Geoffrey on 6/19/2015

I was a bit perplexed when this arrived in a heavy, tiny box. i opened it up and was greeted with easy to follow instructions for assembly, after 20 minutes I was on my way. Combined with a heavy duty, high torque drill this bad boy is now crushing grains like nobody's business. Smooth, easy, powerful, I highly recommend the three roller grain mill.

Great mill

Review by Michael Harper on 11/20/2017

I also bought the triple roller grain mill motorizing kit with this. I built a small table with casters and mounted both on it. I used it the first time this weekend and it was obvious that I got a better crush than at my LHBS.

Great mill, but difficult to assemble

Review by Dan Keen on 2/5/2018

I recently purchased this mill after doing my research on other options, For the price, this three-roller mill seemed like my best choice. As usual, the mill arrived very promptly -- 2 days -- and it was in two boxes. All of the stainless metal surfaces were protected with plastic film, which was easily removed. Putting this mill together was a bit of a challenge -- the instructions aren't super clear, and it took me several attempts to get everything right. The screws and bolts, for example, need to be assembled first without tightening everything, or pieces of the hopper won't fit together neatly. In some cases, you need both a phillips screwdriver and adjustable wrench to tighten them, and this is difficult in some tight places. Once assembled, it looks great, and operates as expected. Adjusting the gap on the rollers was easy and straightforward, and I got great results from my first batch of grain milled with this product.

I love it!

Review by Brian on 6/18/2018

Well so far I haven't used it yet but I put it together and it looks great. Shipped quick too. Got it two days after I ordered. Seems to operate good to, I am looking forward to using this. But one thing I noticed was the instructions aren't entirely correct. Actually I see the picture here it's also not assembled correctly. The two little pieces on the bottom outside of the hopper are supposed to go in the inside. They help feed the grain toward the center of the rollers.


Review by Clem on 7/13/2018

I have only used it once, it did a super job at the factory settings.

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Apr 01, 2019 by David

Q: What is the bolt gauge and length needed to attach a base board? Thanks

A: M6 by 20MM Metric bolt

Jun 12, 2018 by Tony C

Q: What country is this made in?

A: China

Jun 11, 2018 by Craig

Q: Are all the rollers gear driven or do the two other rollers simply turn from friction with the grain on the drive roller? I have had friends who have had issues with the three roller ungeared models.

A: There are no gears, it is friction. We have had very good results these mills although I wouldn't recommend them for any commercial applications.

Mar 04, 2018 by Benson

Q: Clearer instruction for adjusting the gap is warranted. Can a feeler gauge be used? I don't trust my eyeball to obtain a consistent gap using the etched numbers. Should both adjustment knobs be turned clockwise, or one clock and the other counter?

A: We generally try for .042" to start with, which is about the width of a common credit card. If you put a credit card in between the rollers and adjust so the rollers just brush the card, you have a good initial setting. Keep in mind the setting is determined also by the plumpness of the malt kernels, for example, 6 row will require a narrower gap and some two row types a little bit wider.

Mar 04, 2017 by Charles B

Q: There are gap adjustment knobs on each end of mill, and thumb screws on one side, but no decent instructions on making adjustments. Can you provide instructions? Also, the 2 idler rollers keep freezing up which prevents milling. Any suggestions?

A: Start at .063 for your first crush, and see if all the kernels are crushed. If some are still whole passing through, drop it down between .063 and .032 evenly on both sides. The idea is to have it as wide open as possible while still crushing every kernel (which depends on kernel size). If your idler rollers are freezing up, it could be grain dust that has been sitting in the gaps at the end of the rollers that gets hard with humidity. Try a hot water rinse on the sticky rollers to get rid of the grain dust deposits.

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