Barley Crusher w/ 7 lb.-capacity Hopper

SKU: 40133
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Our most popular grain mill! A high quality, precision-machined mill that is easy to set up and use. A consistent, precise crush is vital for making the best beer possible, and The Barley Crusher delivers. This mill comes with a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer and some of the best features on the market:
  • Solid base fits easily on a standard 6.5 gallon fermenting bucket.
  • Adjustable rollers with a .015 to .070 range.
  • Materials that will last a lifetime: 1018 Cold Rolled Steel for the rollers, 6061 Aluminum for the mill body and hopper, tool steel for the axles with oil-impregnated bronze bushings.
  • 5-inch rollers have a 12 TPI knurl that pulls grain through while leaving the hull intact to form an excellent filter bed for sparging.
  • Large hopper holds approximately 7 pounds of grain.
  • Includes a hand-crank but no adapters are needed to use a 3/8 drill motor; using a 3/8 drill motor at 500 RPM gives a throughput of 6 pounds a minute.
  • Barley Crusher with 7 lb. capacity Hopper

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    Difficult to adjust setting Review by Bill B
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    The mill comes with the roll gap setting ready to use out of the box. My brewing buddy and I decided to adjust the gap a little closer to get a finer grind, and found out this was difficult to do. The knurled adjusting knobs don't move in tracks, and they slip when you turn them. We tried using a feeler gauge and adjusting one side at a time, but this didn't work well. The best way to adjust the roll gap is to insert a thin piece of cardboard across the entire gap of the rollers. We used cardboard from the back of a pad of paper. Then use the adjusting knobs to move the roller up to the cardboard so the adjusting roll is even all the way across, and then tighten the set screws. Run some grain through and see if you get the desired level of grind. You probably will need to loosen the rolls and add several sheets of paper (one or two at a time) to the initial piece of cardboard to get to the desired grind level. My advice is don't mess with the setting in the first place.

    Other than this gap adjustment issue, we are very pleased with the mill and end would recommend it. (Posted on 4/9/14)
    Very good a couple of annoyances Review by FNM
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    Used this for the first time having wanted to use my grains as fresh as can be and save a few bucks crushing it myself. Very simple (minutes in fact) to assemble though I found a couple of teething problems.

    1. The handle screw had to be ROCK solid and screwed in with all my might for the grains to crush. Until I did this it span around like the rollers were filled with grain and didn't crush at all

    2. I thought for my next brew i'll try with a drill. The handle is extremely hard to get off once unscrewed - not clear to this day if I have to whack it off (it's still on)

    3. I put my crusher over a bucket and find it slips a lot while using the handle. Maybe it's me and lack of technique but it annoyed me enough to motivate trying a drill.

    4. You will need a couple of extra things - some grains to run through before operation to get some potential manufacturing oil off - I used oatmeal as I didn't have 1/2 lb spare. You'll also need a brush to clean the rollers. (Posted on 4/1/14)
    Great product and I would recommend to anyone doing all grain batches! Review by Kale
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    The product itself is quality and crushes the grains just right. Much better to keep the grains fresh and crush them at home rather than getting them pre crushed. If I had two more arms I would give this 4 thumbs up. (Posted on 1/31/14)
    as advertised Review by Matthew
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    I only have one batch through this mill but it seems to be everything it is supposed to be. I adjusted the rollers and ran though a batch. 7lb hopper held...wait for it 7lbs of grain. Crushed 12lb grain bill in a matter of minutes. Also, increase my efficiency 15 points over LHBS crush. Used with a cordless drill. (Posted on 1/13/14)
    Haven't used yet, but sturdy construction. Review by Brad
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    I've got 2 extract kits to brew and then my first all-grain batch. Can't wait until I get to use this. Construction is solid. Assembly of the hopper was easy. This unit comes with a handle or can be used with a drill on a low speed setting. (Posted on 1/3/14)
    Great mill Review by Jesse
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    Easy to use and provides a great crush. With the use of a drill its so quick and easy. (Posted on 12/12/13)
    Works as advertized! Review by gregory
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    I leave a corded drill attached. Produces a perfect crush right out of the box. Great product. I expect to get many years of service out of this one! (Posted on 12/9/13)
    Great functionality and good price Review by Richard
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    I've brewed one batch of all-grain beer so far with this purchase, and found it very easy to set up and use. I did not use the manual hand crank that is included, but instead used my plug-in electric drill. The axle of the mill perfectly fit my standard Kyobi drill. I ground 13 pounds of grain in just about two minutes. I like having my own mill (instead of using a local shop's mill) since I can control the milling width myself and have a consistent crush, so my recipes will turn out more consistently. I've used the factor-set width, and ended up with a 75% mash efficiency, which is very satisfactory for my set-up. (Posted on 12/4/13)
    Very nice. But could use some refining. Review by SunshineLock
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    This is a nice crusher. The first time I used this I used my drill. I crushed about 7 lbs of grain very quickly. The one thing that I noticed is that the shaft should be about 1/2 inch longer.

    The next time I used this my drill was on the fritz, so I attached the handle that came with the machine and did this manually. I had 20 lbs of grain to crush. It took a few refills of the hopper, but gave a nice break for my arms. It was a slight work out, but nothing horrible. And again, I noticed the shaft should be 1/2 inch longer. I had this hopper on top of a plastic bucket and the handle kept hitting my bucket with every turn. That extra 1/2 inch would have made a big difference. (Posted on 12/2/13)
    very good piece of equipment Review by Enrique
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    Very good, it works grat for small quantities and the malt is freshly mill in your brew day (Posted on 11/26/13)

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