- 100% non-corrosive materials enable wet milling
- Slotted rollers keep husks intact for better lautering performance
- Dual-gap adjustments
- Minimal assembly
- Semi-transparent body so you can watch the mill work
- Groove on underside secures mill atop any standard brewing bucket.
- Drive shaft compatible with any 3/8" or larger electric drill.
Brewer's Note: Food-service grade silicone spray works wonders for ensuring smooth, consistent operation of Captain Crush®. It is safe, odor-free and keeps your rollers turning no matter how much grain you crush.
|CAPTAIN CRUSH DIMENSIONS:|
|Hopper:||14” high, 11 lb capacity|
|Base:||14” x 14”|
|Mill:||3.5” x 3.5” x 7”|
|Assembled Dimensions:||14” x 14” x 17.5”|
|Gaps:||adjustable from .025” to .090”|
|CAPTAIN CRUSH MATERIALS:|
|Hopper and Base:||Smoked Cast Acrylic|
|Bushings||SAE 841 Oil-impregnated Sintered Bronze|
|Support Documents:||Captain Crush Grain Mill Manual (PDF – 1.12MB)|
- Works great cleans up easy Review by Daniel
- Don't buy any other grain mill! Review by mark
One other aspect of the Captain Crush that pleased me was its milling rate. It is at least 3 times faster than a knurled roller mill. This mill is the shizzle!
I did note that some other comments here mentioned that the rollers were hard to turn and they ended up using lubricating sprays. This is totally unnecessary if the unit is properly aligned when assembled. On my first attempt at assembling the Captain Crush I did not pay close enough attention to getting a perfect alignment of the rollers and bearings, and yes it was hard to turn. After reassembling it in perfect alignment the rollers turn quite easily. (Posted on 10/28/14)
- Hated it but...... Review by Robert
- Customer Service Review by Michael
I’ve since received and cranked out about 50+lbs of grain through the new mill with zero issues. I’m sure my initial mill was that one-in-a-thousand that just don’t jell so well. Great product, Superb Customer Service!! (Posted on 10/20/14)
- More than impressed Review by Mike@550brew
- Consistently the Best! Review by HockeyHomeBrewSki
- Solid Mill....Great Crush Review by Chris
One note on assembly... make sure to assemble the base before the hopper.... if you do the hopper first it is very "tippy" when assembling the base. Also it should be noted that the flat washers should touch the Plexiglas and the split washers go in-between the flat washer and the head of the screw. In other words the split rings should not directly contact the Plexi.
I have now brewed a batch of Pale Ale using the Captain crush and I am very impressed.... The milling fast and smooth. I always mash in at 1.5qt/lb to protect from thermal heat loss during mashing and generally spend a few minutes breaking up dough balls with my mash paddle and heavy duty whisk... but this is the first time I doughed in without 1 single dough ball or clump!!! Fly sparging went off without a hitch and I hit all my numbers, I did not see any increase in efficiency with the factory default settings. I'm perfectly fine with 75% mash efficiency. I am totally in love with this mill!!! (Posted on 4/16/14)
- Well built, excellent performer Review by Andrew
I've run 3 all-grain batches through it, and it's awesome. The roller gaps are easy to adjust, and they stay locked in position - no slipping. I crush my wheat malt, barley and specialty malts separately (adjusting the gaps for each malt), so I'm quite pleased with the simplicity/accuracy of the adjusters. The rollers move freely. The crush quality has been fantastic - most of the hull is intact, and I can adjust the final grind to a higher level of flouring without facilitating a stuck sparge. I've only had to use half of the rice hulls that I traditionally use in my Hefeweizen recipe.
I highly recommend the Captain Crush. I'm getting an average efficiency of 85% with this mill. I've been brewing for about 18 years (17 years all-grain), and I'm quite pleased with my purchase.
(Posted on 3/11/14)
- Works great, easy setup, very sturdy and cool design Review by Ken K.
- Nice adjust mill, clear plastic is a plus, not negative. Review by Drew
It's a nice mill... I've worked in a Homebrew store, brewed forever, and am familiar with other products... Even owned a few other mills.
The adjustment on crush is quick, the mill will do fine crushes without trouble or jamming. And the rollers grab grain so a geared drive isn't necessary to keep a feed going.
As to the plastic... I actually like that the most; I can see when the bucket is full and there's a coolness factor like watching beer ferment in glass... You can see the crush happen. Newbies will love that. And I gotta say I like it too.
The three roller gives a nice even crush, and yes if you frig with grinds and go real fine, you can get higher efficiencies (at the risk of a stuck mask and getting some husk in your boil). But hell, that's preference, Miller pulverizes it's malt with a hammer mill. They get 95 + efficiency by doing so. That's closer to mash filters than lauter tuns.
I have a barley crusher too... (I have brew setup a in multiple states ... Haha) the barley crusher is great too. I don't care for wood though, gets a little musty and moldy if it gets wet. I'm lazy and hose off equipment to keep things clean and prefer plastic or metal; those materials dry without mold.
Anyway the thumb screws don't appear to be a problem but will keep you all posted. All and all, slick mill with selling points for sure. (Posted on 2/16/14)
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