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Barley Crusher MaltMill w/ 15 lb Hopper

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Barley Crusher MaltMill w/ 15 lb Hopper

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Barley Crusher Malt Mill w/ 15 lb. Hopper

Buy full grains and enjoy grinding them up just before the mash with this high-quality grain mill that does the job right. A must for the serious homebrewer, this grain mill is precision-machined with durable parts to last a lifetime. If you plan on brewing 10-gallon batches, this 15-lb. hopper is right for you and worth the investment.


  • Adjustable rollers on both ends keep gap spacing parallel for a uniform crush along the full length of rollers
  • Rollers feature 12 TPI knurl to efficiently pull the grain through, leaving the hull intact to form a quality filter bed for sparing
  • 1018 cold-rolled steel rollers, 6061 aluminum mill body and hopper, tool steel axles with oil-impregnated bronze bushings
  • Using a 3/8 drill-motor at 500 RPM gives you a crush rate of 6 pounds a minute making the big grain bills fast and easy
  • Includes a solid base with locators for centering on a 5-gallon plastic pail
  • Gap default setting is marked and set at .039 during assembly
  • Adjustment range is from .015 to .070 thousands of an inch
  • Shipped fully assembled
  • Lifetime warranty

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Worth the purchase
I filled it completely to the top, and at first, I could not get it to grind the grain. Why? I have no idea. After a bit of adjusting, the grain started grinding, and it worked really well. This is a great buy if you also want a workout as it takes a bit of handle turning to grind 15 lbs. of grain. Another good thing was hardly any assembly.
June 20, 2012
Quality Product
Well worth the investment if you brew a lot. I typically brew about 300-350 gals per year so this thing has gotten a workout.
September 30, 2010
Great Crusher
I used this crusher at the local brew supply store near my house. It's so phenomenal that I had to get one! They had it set up with an automatic gear mechanic to use with a light switch, but the hand crank works just fine! I love buying whole grains and crushing them right before the mash!
December 6, 2012
The bigger hopper makes a differenec
It takes some strength and time to grind 15 pounds of grain, but thats ok. It does a good job of milling, and the hopper is big enough to hold the entire grain bill.
February 10, 2013
Good product
My friend has this model (I have the 7lb model.) Works identifical as the 7lb model just a little more capacity. I find it convientent to use his 15lb version but it does take up more space and the 7lb just requires you to refill it as you go. Both are great products.
February 12, 2013
Good crush for homebrewing
I can easily crush my grain, and I get a good crush. The crank works well, so I don't need a drill to power it.
February 23, 2013
Nice Value
This is my first grain mill and I went with the 15lb hopper right off the bat since I plan on brewing big beers and the occasional 10 gallon batch. Unit seems solid for the knurled rollers but the hopper seemed thinner than I expected. Its stainless so it should hold up for years. Rather than veggie oil as suggested for bushing lube, I went with a Food grade silicone lube product called Dry Glide. Its clean and very slippery. It claims to be up to 5x more dry friction over average sprays. It'd be great if MW could stock this stuff too. I get it through work now since its cheaper by the case.
March 8, 2013
A good crusher
It holds a lot of grain and does a good job of crushing my grain. Easy to use, well built, and durable. One of the better brewing purchases I've made since switching to all grain.
April 3, 2013
Good mill
It gives a good crush and is easy to use. It takes a while to grind, but it works, and I don't need a screw driver. Just a good old fashioned mill that gets the job done.
June 19, 2013
Great to have
It seems like every time I buy a new piece of brewing equipment I can't imagine why I was ever doing without it, and this is no exception. In the past I had always gotten my grains pre-crushed, usually from Midwest - with the addition of my new crusher my mash efficiency jumped from typically around 65% to 70% to a whopping 96% mash conversion efficiency (Golden Promise Malt). In the past I didn't really believe the 90%+ conversion efficiencies I read on the forums; now I do. When I tried out my new crusher I had mostly uncrushed malt, but also had some of the same malt previously crushed by Midwest to compare: My crush was definitely more even, with fewer uncrushed grains and less flour. I then ran the pre-crushed Midwest malt through my new crusher and it definitely came out looking more even. I would also add that I found crushing my own malt to be really enjoyable: It was no effort - I just chucked on my cordless drill and ran it about as slowly as I could. The crushed grains looked and smelled so nice, and there is the added convenience that uncrushed grains can be stored for a long time. I dithered between the bigger pricier hopper vs the smaller cheaper one. I went with the big one based on other reviewers regretting getting the small one, combined with my own observation that when I try to go cheap on brewing equipment I usually regret it - I still don't feel strongly, but am happy with the bigger hopper.
September 24, 2013
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I am trying to create a wet rice flour (rice cake). Is it possible?
A K on Jan 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is not the correct kind of mill for milling. A mill like this should only be used for crushing malted grains. Sorry I don't think this is right for you, and if I understand it correctly, using this mill per your intent would void its warranty.
Will this mill grind other grains?
J P on Jan 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello Jan,

Thank you for choosing Midwest Supplies! That mill is only meant for malted grains, most other grains will be too hard and might damage it. I hope that this helps, have a great day!

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