|My first home-milled malted barley. (I feel like a proud parent!)|
|My Crankandstein 3D homebrewing mill with hopper and platform.|
I found more advanced three-roller designs from Monster Brewing Hardware, and Crankandstein to have the most thought-out approach to milling grains for homebrewing. (I chose the Crankandstein for it's sturdy and beautiful design, and for the killer hopper made from what looks like a galvanized poultry watering tank.) The beauty of the three-roller design is that the top two rollers are factory set at .070" uniform spacing, perfect for pressing open the husks and softening the whole grains. The bottom roller is adjustable by .005" spacings so the second pass pulverizes the grain starch, but leaves the split husks whole. With the right adjustments, you get what should be a perfect, and consistent mash.
|My eight gallon mash tun/boil kettle at capacity.|