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Barley Crusher w/ 7 lb.-capacity Hopper


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Our most popular grain mill! A high quality, precision-machined mill that provides an excellent crush every time. The Barley Crusher comes with a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer and some of the best features on the market.

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Barley Crusher with 7 lb. capacity Hopper

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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.
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    4.8 / 5.0
    54 Reviews
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    Difficult to adjust setting
    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.
    April 9, 2014
    Very good a couple of annoyances
    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 all2. 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.
    April 1, 2014
    Great supplies
    Everything a brewer needs
    October 4, 2015
    Not inexpensive, but it works nicely
    I have been either buying my grains crushed or borrowing a grinder for the past 6-years. Finally broke down and "invested" in this one. When it arrived, I checked it for gap setting and it was perfectly set at .039 and it has a hash mark on each side of the rollers for a reference point. I used it with both the provided handle (which is difficult to install and remove) and with a power drill. Both worked well. I like being able to adjust the roller gap for different grains and waiting until brew day to grind them, freshly. Overall, not a sexy grinder, but performs very well.
    May 3, 2016
    After moving up to all grain brewing I coundnt see not having a grinder.This unit fits the bill and beyond!For the price and quality it cant be beat!Best of all its American made!
    October 25, 2013
    Awesome mill! Just FYI if you dont have a heart attack like i did. The BC comes with factory O-rings that are for Q&C testing and such. They will fall off and end up in your grain! I had 1 O-ring the first time i used it and 1 more the 2nd. It does not effect the function of the BC which i found out by searching online brew forms. Only 1 roller turns and the other one is passive with the grain.
    March 13, 2012
    Barley crusher gives you more control.
    First barley crusher I have purchased. I have only used it for crushing specialty grains for steeping. The crush is easily adjusted with a screw driver and feeler gauge (both purchased separately). I have only used the handle to crank the mill and it has never gotten stuck. Very happy with the mill so far.
    April 7, 2016
    Great buy.
    Does a great job and worth the cost. I can now have fresh milled grain for brew day. This thing chews through the grain and provides an excellent crush. If you have a drill, use it and save your arm!
    February 13, 2015
    Easy to use!
    Easy to use and easy to adjust. This was a great purchase, a must for anyone making the leap to all grain brewing.
    November 20, 2013
    Great mill
    Easy to use and provides a great crush. With the use of a drill its so quick and easy.
    December 12, 2013
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    How do you clean the rollers?
    C A on Aug 4, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: It is best to clean the rollers with a wire brush. You do not want to use any water as this will promote rusting.
    Can I buy the hopper separately? I have the Malt Mill with the small wooden hopper.
    G A on Nov 21, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: I don't know.

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