Introducing the newest player in the home brewer mill market. This is a fresh design meant to compete and win against the best milling products available. It consists of a 6061 aluminum block frame with two 6" long steel rollers riding on SAE 841 oil impregnated bronze bushings. We use a superior grade of steel that is much harder than what is found on most comparable products and should last almost twice as long. The drive shaft, and all the axles are integral to the roller rather than screwed into the ends. This makes it fine to drive the mill clockwise, or counter-clockwise. All the axles are 3/8", with minimal freeplay in the bushings. With 20% more roller surface area than brand "C" and 44% more than brand "B", you'll get more throughput with the same drive speed, in either direction!
We DO NOT recommend this mill with our standard steel OR our 303 stainless steel rollers for ANY commercial application. We recommend our HEAT TREATED steel rollers available on our Pro series mills for all COMMERCIAL applications. Heat treated rollers last 10X as long as stainless, or our regular steel.
One of the knurled steel rollers is driven by a standard 1/2" electric drill (not included) to feed the grain through the adjustable gap and crush the grist. Both ends of the non-driven roller ride in bushings that are offset mounted in an adjustable knob. The knob is held in a fixed position by a set-screw that you can loosen to adjust the mill. This system provides an adjustment range of .070". Our knobs are made from 303 stainless steel for excellent durability, and are larger in diameter than the competition, as well as knurled for a positive grip. We've also added a groove in our newest design knobs with a matching rounded head on the thumbscrew that allows for a much better grip on the knob to avoid gap changes while milling, and also providing knob retention.
If you don't purchase our base and hopper, you will need to fabricate one to feed the grist through the mill. The mill can be mounted above or below the base and attached using the included mounting bolts.
There are two roller material options available for the standard 1.5" mills. They come standard with 1144 alloy steel, which offers fantastic wear for home brewers. Plain steel mills kept indoors, and used regularly won't have rust issues. Non climate controlled areas, or minimal usage could see some corrosion come up that is easily removed with a wire brush. As an upgrade to 1144 steel we offer 303 Stainless Steel. It will wear just about the same as our 1144 steel, but will not rust. Recommended for those that live in salty or moist environments, and those that want to wet mill. We do NOT recommend this mill for any commercial operation, brew shop, brewery etc. This mill will NOT mill corn. It is designed for barley and wheat malt, rye, and un-malted wheat. For corn see the 2Pro or the 2ProPD.