The MALTMILL is an authentic roller mill that makes it possible for homebrewers to turn out textbook quality milled grain. It crushes the malt, leaving the husk intact while producing a minimum of flour. Not one grain can get through without being properly milled. It does exactly what a malt mill is supposed to do.
The MALTMILL will process a pound of grain in less than 15 seconds and enough for a five gallon batch in under five minutes with the hand crank. When motorized, it can crush at a rate in excess of 1000 lbs per hour. At 400 RPM, it takes 3.3 seconds to crush one pound. It is designed to sit on top of a bucket or mash tun so that the milled product falls in and any dust created is contained. It can also be bolted or clamped to a work table for more stable or permanent operation.
The MALTMILL is provided with a nominal spacing of .045" between the rollers. This produces an excellent crush on all commonly used malt. An adjustable version is available for those who perceive the need for additional flexibility . The roller journals ride in oil-impregnated bronze bearings, pressed into aluminum castings. A coarse textured surface on the rollers prevents the grain from slipping and is the key to providing an efficient mill at far less cost then conventional multiple stage roller mills.
The MALTMILL relies on the grain to drive the passive roller and the above cited throughput is based on this configuration. For additional efficiency, in high volume operations, a Gear Drive Option (GDO) is available to drive the passive roller directly from the driven roller through precision-ground, steel gears. These gears have different numbers of teeth, to provide a differential rotational rate for the rollers.
The standard rollers are fabricated from cold rolled steel. The crushing surface is 10" long and 1-1/2" in diameter, the largest in the home brew industry. Unlike some competing mills using hollow tubes, the MALTMILL rollers are turned down from solid bar stock. The bearing journals and drive shaft are integral to the roller and offer the ultimate in reliability.
The MALTMILL is supplied with an integral hopper that holds approximately 3 lbs of grain. The Large Hopper Adapter (LHA) is installed on top of the hopper and allows any size bucket or waste basket to be attached to expand the capacity to whatever is desired. A 5 gal plastic bucket, for example will hold about 25 lbs of malt. A one inch hole is drilled in the bottom of the bucket which is then attached to the deck with two wood screws by the user.