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muddywater_grant

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Post Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:15 pm

The Cereal Killer - Are they any good?

This looks like a great price. Are they worth a damn?

http://www.homebrewing.org/Cereal-Kille ... _2310.html

The Cereal Killer
Grain Mill

Adjustable 2 roller grain mill with hopper and base
To adjust, simply loosen two screws, adjust gap, tighten two screws
Attach a drill easily. Remove the handle with one screw and attach drill
WARNING: Hold mill and drill while in use

Only $99

ANNNDD...FREE SHIPPING!


I only do five gallon batches and will be doing about 20 batches a year. Is this good enough for those uses.
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Post Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:40 pm

Re: The Cereal Killer - Are they any good?

Glad you posted this. I was wondering the same thing. Would like to know what people think.
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Post Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:30 pm

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Man, it looks just like a Barley Crusher...
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Post Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:02 pm

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Beersk wrote:Man, it looks just like a Barley Crusher...

That's what I thought.
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Post Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:09 pm

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But, the BC doesn't come with the warning. :lol:
No mention of a warranty either.
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Post Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:13 pm

Re: The Cereal Killer - Are they any good?

There may be a reason that the price was dropped and was lower than the BC to start with. But you can't deny that is a good price. Will it be crushing good by that 20th, 40th and 60th batch, though?

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Post Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:35 pm

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well damn. Thanks for the info. But I am just as lost as before. I am really thinking about it. I feel like I am doing something wrong not crushing my own grains.
P: Red Rye 1, Red Rye 2, Wee Heavy, Wee Heavy Partigyle Porter, Kolsch, German Pils, Premium Bitter 1, Premium Bitter 2, Barley wine

On Tap: Mosaic Imperial Red, Zythos Brown, Session IPA 2, Session IPA 1

On deck: American Wheat?
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Post Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:58 pm

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I would say go for it, there's nothing magical about grain mills, most work pretty well unless you're running thousands of pounds of grain though them.
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Post Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:18 am

Re: The Cereal Killer - Are they any good?

Ended up making the purchase. I will give a full review when I get it. Only problem is I have never used a grain mill, so I don't really know what it will compare to.
P: Red Rye 1, Red Rye 2, Wee Heavy, Wee Heavy Partigyle Porter, Kolsch, German Pils, Premium Bitter 1, Premium Bitter 2, Barley wine

On Tap: Mosaic Imperial Red, Zythos Brown, Session IPA 2, Session IPA 1

On deck: American Wheat?
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Post Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:49 am

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muddywater_grant wrote:Ended up making the purchase. I will give a full review when I get it. Only problem is I have never used a grain mill, so I don't really know what it will compare to.

No big deal, I'm sure it will be as good as you'll ever need for homebrewing. A grain mill is pretty much a must for any homebrewer that buys in bulk and wants to save money. I have a Barley Crusher and it works pretty well. Probably only have had it for a couple years maybe...but no real issues yet.
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Post Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:56 am

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I'm excited to give it a spin. now I just need to find bulk grains. There is supposedly a co-op here that I can get them from. just not sure how easy order is. Not sure if I will have to wait a long time to see the products due to the fact that he needs enough to make the order worth their time.
P: Red Rye 1, Red Rye 2, Wee Heavy, Wee Heavy Partigyle Porter, Kolsch, German Pils, Premium Bitter 1, Premium Bitter 2, Barley wine

On Tap: Mosaic Imperial Red, Zythos Brown, Session IPA 2, Session IPA 1

On deck: American Wheat?
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Post Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:15 pm

Re: The Cereal Killer - Are they any good?

I am sure it will be fine. Brush it out after each use and you will be happier (you don't have to disassemble it completely, just a clean brush on the rollers and mill surfaces).

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Post Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:17 am

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ynotbrusum wrote:I am sure it will be fine. Brush it out after each use and you will be happier (you don't have to disassemble it completely, just a clean brush on the rollers and mill surfaces).

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Will do. Can't wait to give it a spin.

Between the two new primaries I got in yesterday, the four lbs of hops coming from hops direct, the new grain mill, and finding a co-op in town that I can get bulk grains...I couldn't be having a better week.
P: Red Rye 1, Red Rye 2, Wee Heavy, Wee Heavy Partigyle Porter, Kolsch, German Pils, Premium Bitter 1, Premium Bitter 2, Barley wine

On Tap: Mosaic Imperial Red, Zythos Brown, Session IPA 2, Session IPA 1

On deck: American Wheat?
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Post Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:09 pm

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So what's the result? Is the Cereal Killer any good?
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Post Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:17 am

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Reviews seem good on it. I have been looking at buying this two I also have a $10 gift card with them from my points. sucks though I have to pay taxes on things because I live in michigan.
Keg = Dry Irish Stout
Keg = Session IPA #2
Keg = RyePA
Keg = Cent IPA
Keg = Inn Keeper
Keg = Honey Brown ale
keg = British Bitter
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