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Grain grinders / Malt mills

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I want to buy one for the chicken feed. I'm thinking of something that sits on top of a bucket - not a PTO driven farmyard equipment.

I would also like to prove whether home crushed barley makes better in beer. I have long been very skeptical always buying barley malt in pre-crushed in sacks and storing it in a cool dark place until the next brew.

To achieve its primary objective. It needs to get chicken wheat and barley down to dust (not flour).

So the question is, has anybody got a beer grain mill and will it mill very fine?
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for a sack at the time these are meant to be great
https://www.agristoreusa.com/collection ... in-grinder
have seen them on eu sites at 240v just can't find a link atm

for smaller mills just get a normal mill and put it on a bucket?

what's the difference of dust and flour?

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Flour is very fine, normally ground with stones.
I am hoping rollers will be able to dust or grit (but more than just crushed).. But like the stuff in your link.
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I'm sure they will work fine, would probable need two passes to make it really fine though.
I find drill struggle when I try to grind to small from the get go.

Running twice take as long as running once has the grain flies through it when you open it up a bit.

I have a knock off corona mill, no hands on experience with the above one

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Nah, don't faff about with those things, Mash, get yourself a proper thing, like this! :lol: :lol: :lol:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Trailed-Kort ... 0010.m2109
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LOL!

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Being the frugal gentleman (tight arse) you are, why not proof of concept with a food blender first, I realise it would take a while but it would work and you could pick one up on facebook for pennies?
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A pound to a penny says that he has tried that :)

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Not so far from the truth stilldave
When we had pigs, I had a bentall roller mill and a cement mixer. Lol
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I have been looking at the commercial swing type grain grinders as an alternative option. The 1000 gram ones are about £300 on amazon.

Not sure it is worth the cost when you can buy 25 kg split into 5 kg bags as fine crush, crush or uncrushed at the same price.

I am undecided at the moment.

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Not sure they are a good investment.
Not fit for flour and not good for beer.

What were you planning on using it for?
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They are supposed to be good for grinding to a fine powder. I suppose you would get a coarser cut with less time. They use blades so cut as opposed to crush. Oversized coffee grinder!

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Yeah I get what they will do, just not sure it is a good way of doing it.

If will do chicken feed. But that's all.
Malted Barley will be destroyed. Flour no chance of any quality.
Expensive and not continuous. Hmm.
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I favour these at the moment.
Malted Barley spot on.
Flour in 2 passes. Ditto for wheat and barley for chickens.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3288475499

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Mash wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:02 am
Yeah I get what they will do, just not sure it is a good way of doing it.

If will do chicken feed. But that's all.
Malted Barley will be destroyed. Flour no chance of any quality.
Expensive and not continuous. Hmm.
There is a lad over on a an aussy forum that uses if for all his mashes, works great for him.
He does steam distilling though so no chance of scorching but then again you're not going to get any scorch in your freezer either :)

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That looks good.
However what do you get?
Reading the details I found this.
This listing for DY368 grain mill is motorized with a drill. You don't need any additional attachments, just stick the drill on and go.

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Swedish Pride wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:15 am
Mash wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:02 am
Yeah I get what they will do, just not sure it is a good way of doing it.

If will do chicken feed. But that's all.
Malted Barley will be destroyed. Flour no chance of any quality.
Expensive and not continuous. Hmm.
There is a lad over on a an aussy forum that uses if for all his mashes, works great for him.
He does steam distilling though so no chance of scorching but then again you're not going to get any scorch in your freezer either :)
Can only speak about malted barley mashed which need cracking - if he is doing corn (maize) yes indeedy beat it like a ginger stepson.
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Easydrinker wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:25 am
That looks good.
However what do you get?
Reading the details I found this.
This listing for DY368 grain mill is motorized with a drill. You don't need any additional attachments, just stick the drill on and go.

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Oh yes - double checked that with seller - complete cobblers.
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I think I am trying to get too much out of one machine.

I have also been researching and reading reviews.

My flour mill is great so no need to change it.
My malted barley comes crushed, works and keeps well.

So the issue is chicken feed and to that end, I reckon Myles had the right idea with these...

https://youtu.be/z9zNCgxdrkU

.. And I have a power controller. Hmmm
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