The Barley Crusher Grain and Malt Mill

The Barley Crusher Grain and Malt Mill

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The Barley Crusher has a long history of reliable use and is constructed using materials that will last a lifetime. The Barley Crusher uses 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.

Mill Features:

  • The gap default setting is marked and set at .039 at assembly. Adjustment range is from .015 to .070 thousandths of an inch.
  • The standard hopper holds an even 7 pounds.
  • Can be used with the Hand Crank or attached to a 3/8 in. drill motor. (No adapter is needed to operate the mill using a 3/8 in. drill motor)
  • Comes with a solid base with locators to center the Barley Crusher on a 5 or 6 gallon plastic pail. (Pail not included)
  • 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.
Item # MILL500
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 8 LBS
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To crush grain
Tim T on Dec 30, 2020
It's what my husband asked for :)
Suzi H on Dec 4, 2020
To crush grain
Tim T on Dec 30, 2020
I own one purchased this as a gift
Martin R on Dec 18, 2020
It's what my husband asked for :)
Suzi H on Dec 4, 2020
Materials it’s made from for making wheat flour
Jared M on Oct 20, 2020
5 star rating
Valued C on Sep 30, 2020
It is a present for my son-in-law who loves to brew beer
Eduardo T on Sep 25, 2020
Best price
Leon B on Sep 23, 2020
Looks very good and study
Dmitry B on Sep 15, 2020
friend has one, likes it
Jim F on Sep 14, 2020
would like to crush grains the morning of brew day instead of letting them get stale
Derek Peoples on Aug 22, 2020
Good ratings and comments
Terry P on Aug 13, 2020
Julio G on Aug 11, 2020
Recommended by a friend
Larry W on Jul 29, 2020
I want to get a smaller crush on the pre milled grains i guy for my BIAB brewing. I want to increase efficiency.
Clinton on Jul 28, 2020
all grain brewing and having fresher crush
Charles C S on Jul 8, 2020
Wanted to crush my own grain
Andrew H on Jul 6, 2020
Wanted to buy gain in bulk and this mill was recommended
Kevin D on Jul 2, 2020
good review, complete system
paul K on Jul 2, 2020
Time to upgrade
Jason De F on Jun 22, 2020
To Crush Grains
Patrick K on Jun 17, 2020
JIM N on Jun 14, 2020
Because of that one time I ordered uncrushed grain by mistake :(
Chauncey, Patrick on Jun 11, 2020
It seems to meet my needs.
Rick A on Jun 10, 2020
Good review
Winfrey J on May 28, 2020
Reviews online
Thomas M on May 19, 2020
Wanted a basic mill for demo purposes.
John P on May 15, 2020
Just got into all grain
Matthew K on May 1, 2020
So I could start bulk buying base malts
Scott S on Apr 22, 2020
Craig J on Mar 25, 2020
Wanted to scale up my grain purchase and control crush size for BIAB
Bradley W on Mar 23, 2020
Best of the best
Michael M on Feb 29, 2020
Want to start milling my own
Austin r on Feb 14, 2020
Upgrading Brewing System and wanted to upgrade measuring equipment
Valued C on Jan 4, 2020
suits my needs
Joseph C M on Dec 18, 2019
Gift for Son!
Arthur P on Nov 20, 2019
good value
Cathy H on Sep 17, 2019
robert s on Sep 9, 2019
Gift suggestion
Steven C A on Jul 12, 2019
Been wanting to mill my grains the day of my brewing
Rolando Lopez on May 21, 2019
had alot of good reviews
Mark L on May 18, 2019
recommended by several videos watched online
michael m on Mar 27, 2019
number and quality of reviews
Ruben L on Feb 27, 2019
Simple, easy home brew grain crusher. Can be used as is or converted with an electric motor, though I would recomend slow and steady with the hand crank as the crush is better with manual power rather than a motor.
alexander d on Feb 20, 2019
Good reviews, fast shipping.
Kurt S on Feb 8, 2019
Cost and specifications.
Matthew H on Feb 7, 2019
Kelley R on Dec 21, 2018
Husband requested for Christmas
Lindsay R on Dec 14, 2018
My husband requested it as a gift
Sarah Tischer S on Dec 6, 2018
My old BC finally wore out
Edward J Renkor on Nov 17, 2018
To mill myself
KENNETH S on Oct 6, 2018
I own one purchased this as a gift
Martin R on Dec 18, 2020
Materials it’s made from for making wheat flour
Jared M on Oct 20, 2020
Is this mill a 2 or 3 roller?
Al on Jun 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 2 roller. One roller free spins, the other is driven by the supplied handle, or you can connect a drill. Been working very well for me for a few years.

4.7 / 5.0
35 Reviews
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1 Star
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Mill
Easy to adjust and once adjusted mills the grain without clogging very quickly. A definite improvement from the preset mills at the local home brew shops.
May 7, 2021
9 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Mill Great—Hopper Too Thin
Works great. Four stars because sides of hopper are so thin.
April 8, 2021
1 month ago
Rated 3 out of 5
Works, but not well made.
This mill does its job, and actually with decent speed if using a drill, but its build quality is so low I’m not sure how long it’s going to continue doing so. It does have a gap spacing adjustment, but it’s very rough. The cheapest parts are the platform which is MDF (which came chipped and cracked) and the hopper, which is SUPER thin cheap sheet metal.

In the end, it still gets 3 stars because my mash efficiency went up compared to buying pre-milled grain.
October 18, 2020
7 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
check the gap with a feeler gauge
After running about 30 batches through it, I was getting a few stuck mashes lately. I got some feeler gauges and found that it was way off on one side compared to what is inscribed on the side of the unit. Once I got that dialed in, the mash was perfect.

Otherwise has been working fine for me, I built up a little table for it and mounted an old drill to drive it. Running a 0.045" gap with my SS Brewtech mash tun herms setup.
September 8, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
Works well with a standard drill
Works well with a standard drill
August 18, 2020
9 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great mill
Easy to adjust the rollers to get the right amount of crush but didn’t come with instructions. Good thing for YouTube. I should have bought a mill a long time ago. Much better than the local brew shop
July 15, 2020
10 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works great!
I've only used it twice, but it works great! I have noticed some rusting on the rollers so I need to figure out what to do about that. I was storing this in my garage shop, but it is inside now. Totally my fault. I live in Louisiana so we have 90% humidity pretty much every day...
June 30, 2020
12 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Nice piece of equipment
So far so good - just 1 brew day in. No instructions included - which would have been helpful to adjust roller gap - loosen screws, videos on YouTube. Hopper could be a little more generous, think the price to upgrade was a bit absurd when already spending $150 on a mill.
June 23, 2020
11 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great mill
Have been using this for 10 years. Still working well. Used a drill to run it for years. Put the handle back on for the exercise.
June 18, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
Solid mill after initial "break-in"
Started out a little rough on my first brew using this mill. Several stuck sparges and metal shavings mixed in with crushed grain. 2nd brew was better and I could not be happier with the third. There is a "break-in" period with this mill, but it is a solid addition to the brewhouse. I love being able to buy grain in bulk now.
May 9, 2020
1 year ago