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This precisely machined mill from Keg King features two 5" by 1¼" hard Cro-Molly steel rollers for durability and ease of crush. This twin roller mill with aluminum hopper holds 6 pounds of grain, and is precisely machined for smoothness of operation and durability. The hopper is 10½" tall, and features a rubber top rim to prevent injury.
The Cro-Molly rollers are gap-adjustable at both ends from .025 to .10". We find for general use, setting the gap halfway between .025" and .050" works perfectly. The detachable handcrank can be removed to install an electric drill. The shaft is 10mm wide. Using a 3/8" drill at 200 rpm gives you a crush rate of 5 pounds per minute. The mill can be mounted to a base you fabricate using two M6-1.00 pitch metric screws (not included, available at any hardware store). This is the best quality mill we have found in this price range.
Assembly required, you will need to screw the hopper together with the included machine screws. See the instructions below.
Note: For use with malted barley only, not for use with corn.
Click to download the instructions in pdf format.
My mill arrived very quickly and was easy to assemble. I never bothered with the handle, my cordless drill made short work of the barley I tested it with. My first brew day j just milled straight into my mash tun, I wish the hopper was a little bigger but I'm sure I can make something if it keeps bugging me. My efficiency was way up, and am saving with bulk purchasing. I look forward to my next brew day when I don't need to make a run to the LHBS the day before.
I have to say it looks to be a decent product for the price. The rollers are a little bigger than my previous mill and it comes with a nice rubber guard strip for the top of the hopper, but otherwise it appears similar to the last one I purchased in this price range from Williams before.
Unfortunately the last one burned up in a fire so that base is gone and I missed in the description that this one does not come with a base for using on top of a bucket as did the last one. A little more DYI than I expected and .
My old mill finally died after ~15 years use. I don't even remember the brand name of the old mill but this one looks similar. The gap does not close a close as my old mill and I was worried that it wouldn't adjust close enough as I like to mill as fine as I can get away with. So I set the mill as close a possible and got, what I consider, the perfect crush. No one I know mills as fine as I do so this mill should fit anyone's needs.
Easy assembly, appears to be a quality build. I made a base for it to fit over a 5 gal pail out of 3/4" Baltic Birch. Set the adjustment as suggested in the PDF and it was just a little too tight. Backed the adjustment off a bit and the crusher works wonderful. A little tiring by hand but my 3/8" battery drill motor made quick work out of the grain bill. I would recommend to a friend.