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Best Grain Mill

Postby Cheersbigears » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:31 am

G'Day All
Looking at getting a grain mill is there ones to stay away from or what is the best or ones that are reliable. Im looking at getting this one a Marcato Marga Mulino Grain Mill on sale at the moment for $164 to my door down from $320.

://www.everten.com.au/marcato-marga-mulino-grain-mill.html?gclid

Is there better one for around the same price. Looked at the ones on the bay for $100 but I would say for the extra this would be the better way to go. Don't want to spend hundreds on this.
Any advice from anyone.

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Re: Best Grain Mill

Postby dans.brew » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:04 pm

I've been looking around for one too. The one thing I've been keeping in the back of my mind is i want one that can mill all grains, including corn which takes a better quality mill so ive read. It depends what your going to put through it i suppose.
The one ive been looking at is the mill master. It is a fair bit dearer than most, but i might go halves with a mate which makes it a bit more affordable.
https://beerco.com.au/products/mill-master-grain-mill
Id be interested if anyone on here knows about them. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Best Grain Mill

Postby bluc » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:09 pm

I could be wrong but I don't think it's designed for beer brewing...Are you gunna mostly mashing and sparging then fermenting off the grain or are you going to be grinding fine and fermenting on the grain? If your sparging and fermenting off the grain get one designed for brewing. Doesn't matter which one you use if grinding fine..

I would personally get one that will also do corn(my cheapo malt muncher does cracked corn to flour but don't know how long it will last) check out crankenstein mills [url]https://www.crankandstein.net :think:[/url] they look the business and will be my next one.. I believe monster mills does one that will handle corn also..
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Re: Best Grain Mill

Postby Cheersbigears » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:51 pm

Can someone post this in the right section my bad sorry.
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Re: Best Grain Mill

Postby RC Al » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:59 pm

I like the 3 roller design concept more (Research only, no act experience)

The Mulino one wont be big enough, you will take ages to process - its designed for a cup or two of flour at best
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Re: Best Grain Mill

Postby coffe addict » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:15 pm

I have a monster mill 2 and it's had easy half a tonne of grain through it and still like brand new. They claim it'll do corn but I've never tried, if I was to do corn I'd run it through twice first to crack then to the required size.
I've had 5or 6 rocks end up in it over the time I've had it and with a drill going flat out the only damage was to my wrist. I learnt the first time not to use the trigger lock on feature lol.
Easily adjustable to any required size.
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Re: Best Grain Mill

Postby db1979 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:35 pm

Just had a read of the mill monster site, they said about the mill monster 2:

This mill will NOT mill corn. It is designed for barley and wheat malt, rye, and un-malted wheat. For corn see the 2Pro or the 2ProPD.
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Re: Best Grain Mill

Postby RC Al » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:03 pm

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/76-28-26cm- ... SwWo5biJie

This one dose 60kg of corn an hour, it looks like it dose fine flour grinding ok, the knob on the front would be the adjustment for size at a guess - but no real details on how large it can go

Similar item https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THnTSw_sX1o
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Re: Best Grain Mill

Postby j0sh2008 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:21 pm

RC Al wrote:https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/76-28-26cm-Electric-Cereal-Feed-Mill-Wet-Dry-Grinder-Rice-Corn-Grain-Coffee-220V/123215583297?hash=item1cb0389841:g:LtQAAOSwWo5biJie

This one dose 60kg of corn an hour, it looks like it dose fine flour grinding ok, the knob on the front would be the adjustment for size at a guess - but no real details on how large it can go

Similar item https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THnTSw_sX1o




Ive been looking at something like this also. They look pretty good :handgestures-thumbupleft: has anyone used one before?
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Re: Best Grain Mill

Postby db1979 » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:38 am

The ad says it draws 3000 W. You'd need a 15 A circuit to run it.
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Re: Best Grain Mill

Postby RC Al » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:18 am

It's okay, it's Chinese 3000w, so probably only 10amps :))

Seriously though, there is a number of variations up there, some with smaller motors

Heck, no doubt most of us would be happy to "have" to install some (more?) 15a outlets anyways

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Re: Best Grain Mill

Postby Wobblyboot » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:11 am

RC Al wrote:https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/76-28-26cm-Electric-Cereal-Feed-Mill-Wet-Dry-Grinder-Rice-Corn-Grain-Coffee-220V/123215583297?hash=item1cb0389841:g:LtQAAOSwWo5biJie

This one dose 60kg of corn an hour, it looks like it dose fine flour grinding ok, the knob on the front would be the adjustment for size at a guess - but no real details on how large it can go

Similar item https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THnTSw_sX1o

I’ve bought one. Haven’t used it yet. Gotta do some corn over next couple days, will let u know how it goes.
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Re: Best Grain Mill

Postby coffe addict » Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:51 pm

db1979 wrote:Just had a read of the mill monster site, they said about the mill monster 2:

This mill will NOT mill corn. It is designed for barley and wheat malt, rye, and un-malted wheat. For corn see the 2Pro or the 2ProPD.


Can't say I've read their website dB, I was referring to the user reviews I read before purchase. If I were planning to run lots of corn I'd be looking at something built for purpose.
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Re: Best Grain Mill

Postby Wobblyboot » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:15 pm

Wobblyboot wrote:
RC Al wrote:https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/76-28-26cm-Electric-Cereal-Feed-Mill-Wet-Dry-Grinder-Rice-Corn-Grain-Coffee-220V/123215583297?hash=item1cb0389841:g:LtQAAOSwWo5biJie

This one dose 60kg of corn an hour, it looks like it dose fine flour grinding ok, the knob on the front would be the adjustment for size at a guess - but no real details on how large it can go

Similar item https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THnTSw_sX1o

I’ve bought one. Haven’t used it yet. Gotta do some corn over next couple days, will let u know how it goes.


Used it today for a mash tomorrow. Didn’t time it but it was fast an easy. Put some malted barley with malted rye in to start with, about 5l so roughly couple kg fills the hopper an it chewed it to a coarse flour in bout a min. Then it was time for corn. I bought cracked, it was just as fast but could hear it was working a bit harder cause I put ear muffs on for that. 5l of cracked corn is about 3kg. Will buy some whole corn on Monday if the feedstore open an let u know how that goes. It runs on normal 10amp power. So far so good :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Best Grain Mill

Postby Wobblyboot » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:23 pm

Iv run about 40kg of grain through it now, it’s done it easy and fast. I want mine ground to a fine flour and it only slowed a little. The knob on front is the adjuster and it will grind as large as u want it. I got a corona mill and a 2 roller and they just don’t come close, they will be put up back of shelf to be forgotten about. It seems like a winner imo as far as time saving and the ability to mill as fine or coarse as u need :handgestures-thumbupleft: only time will tell on quality but it seems heavy duty.
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Re: Best Grain Mill

Postby j0sh2008 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:54 pm

Wobblyboot wrote:Iv run about 40kg of grain through it now, it’s done it easy and fast. I want mine ground to a fine flour and it only slowed a little. The knob on front is the adjuster and it will grind as large as u want it. I got a corona mill and a 2 roller and they just don’t come close, they will be put up back of shelf to be forgotten about. It seems like a winner imo as far as time saving and the ability to mill as fine or coarse as u need :handgestures-thumbupleft: only time will tell on quality but it seems heavy duty.



Nice :handgestures-thumbupleft: think I will order one as well
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Re: Best Grain Mill

Postby RC Al » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:52 pm

Thanks for the feedback Wobbs

You might suddenly become very popular in brissy josh :-$
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Re: Best Grain Mill

Postby j0sh2008 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:14 am

RC Al wrote:Thanks for the feedback Wobbs

You might suddenly become very popular in brissy josh :-$



:)) :))
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