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Introducing Monster Mill MM-3G – Geared Three Roller Mill!

 

Geared 3 Roller Homebrew Mill Kit

Geared 3 Roller Homebrew Mill Kit from Monster Brewing Hardware

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The MM-3G Kit Consists of the MM-3G mill described below with the base, hopper, feeler gauge, and oil. All this under one part number with FREE UPS Ground SHIPPING! (excluding AK, and HI). This mill is NOT suitable for commercial applications including brew shops or commercial breweries. For commercial applications look at our Pro series mills.

Its finally here. We have added gears to the already successful MM-3 to create the new MM-3G. Basically a scaled down version of the already famous MM-3ProG. The drive shaft spins one top roller that drives the other top roller through a set of alloy steel gears. Grain from the top fixed gap is force fed to the adjustable gap between the main drive roller and the bottom third roller. Super reliable feeding is now a given for your hard core homebrew operation. The most advanced in our line of 3-Roller Home Brewing Monster Mills, The MM-3G is a further upgrade of our already successful MM-3. The MM-3G comes standard with two 1215 alloy steel gears driving two 1.5″ diameter 1144 alloy steel rollers, with a third idler roller providing a second crush through an adjustable gap, solid 303 stainless steel knobs, as well as the 1/2″ drive shaft with three flats for drill drive. The rollers are 6″ long just like all our home brewing mills. With all the great features of our already popular MM-3, but with gears for positive feeding. The MM-3G crushes all your grain twice, with one pass through the mill. It starts with a preliminary crush through the initial fixed gap of 0.070” between the top two rollers, and then ends with a pass through the adjustable second gap (0.028->0.055) between the drive shaft roller, and the bottom third roller. The initial pass slightly flattens the grain, and gets it ready for the next crush, that breaks apart the grains and loosens the starch with minimal husk damage.

The MM-3G consists of 6061 aluminum block frames with three 6″ long 1.5″ diameter 1144 alloy steel rollers riding on Oilite™ oil impregnated bronze bushings, while the third idler roller rides in bushings that are offset mounted in an adjustable knob. The stainless steel knob is held in a fixed position by thumbscrew that you can loosen to adjust the mill. This system provides an adjustment range of .070″. The knobs are turned from solid 303 stainless steel barstock for excellent durability. The skirt flange has a small cookie bite aligned with the eccentric offset that allows you to know how your offset adjustment is aligned. They have additional slots for a positive grip. For the rollers we use a superior grade of steel that is much harder (1144 alloy) than what is found on most comparable products. The drive shaft, and all the axles are integral to the roller rather than screwed into the ends. All the axles have minimal freeplay in the bushings for long lasting reliable life. This mill comes standard with the 1/2″ drive shaft. We recommend a name brand corded 1/2″ drill to turn this mill. Wimpy house special weak drills will release the smoke from the load. Suitable for the most discriminating serious hard core home brewer that wants the very best, the MM-3G is our flagship homebrewer model, the best of the best.

We highly recommend that you purchase our base and hopper. All current bases come standard with precision drilled alignment holes, dowel pins, and matching holes in all our Pro Frames, as well as the smaller MM-3 mill. To take advantage of this feature, you need to purchase our base and hopper along with your mill for precision frame alignment, and superior roller motion. You’ll also need a high quality corded drill to drive this beast. We recommend a 1/2″ drive name brand corded drill. Please note that the larger shaft will require the larger 1/2″ drive drill, as the more common 3/8″ chuck won’t accommodate the larger shaft. Our hand crank does NOT fit this mill as supplied, nor is it recommended for any of our Pro series mills.

This mill will NOT mill corn and doesn’t work well with rye by itself. It is designed for barley and wheat malt, and un-malted wheat. For corn see the 2Pro, or the 2ProPD.


 

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I started milling my own grains not too long after I switched to all-grain. At first I thought the idea was laughable to mill my own grains- why buy something and do the work myself, when I could get it done for free at the homebrew shop? But once my process had stabilized a fair amount, I became frustrated by my inability to hit the recipe’s planned OG. On my batches where my gravity was lower than predicted, I found a notable number of fully intact grains in the spent grains from my mash. Aiming for consistency, I wanted to make sure all my grains were always crushed, so I bought a 2-roller grain mill. That worked well, but if I wanted to optimize mash efficiency, I was always dancing on the edge of a stuck mash.

The 3-roller mill from Monster Brewing Hardware passes through a first pair of rollers that have a fixed gap. That is machined to be 0.060”, with the intention of doing a minimal crush to soften the inside of the grain without really breaking the husk. After the first pair of rollers, it passes through the gap that you can adjust to your liking. The instructions provided with the mill recommend 0.045” for a medium crush, 0.055” for a coarse crush, and 0.038” for a fine crush. But of course the beauty of having your own mill is you can adjust it as you want, based on what works best for you.

The MM-3 3-roller mill comes with some options. The base rollers are 1144 steel alloy that is durable for long life, but can get some surface rust if used in a non-climate-controlled area, or if you wet mill your grain. For those homebrewers, they offer a stainless steel roller option, which they say has the same durability as the steel alloy base rollers. If you are a manic homebrewer, they offer a 3rd option with their MM-3 Pro series, which has heat treated rollers. These apparently have about 10x the life durability, but the price tag roughly doubles over the base MM-3.

The other option to choose from is the drive shaft size. Standard is a 1/2″ drive, but 3/8” is available as a smaller option. The 3/8” really isn’t recommended since 3/8” drive drills typically don’t have the torque to drive this mill. It can also be hard to find a cordless drill with enough torque to drive it, so Monster Mill recommends a corded drill. If you order the grain hopper from Monster Mill, it comes standard in galvanized 20-gauge steel, or optional stainless steel. Galvanized steel is corrosion resistant, so the only real advantage of stainless for your grain hopper is the “bling effect”.


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When shopping for a mill, it’s important to recognize that even if a product looks the same/similar in a picture, there’s more to it than the photo. For example, there is a similar 3-roller mill in the market at a lower price. However, what you can’t tell from the picture is that the rollers are made of a cheaper steel that doesn’t wear as well, and uses non-sealed bearings which are prone to grain dust causing wear problems. Fred Francis, the owner of Monster Mill makes a point of sourcing all of his raw materials from the U.S., and assembling the mills in Georgia. Rather than chase the lowest price point in the market down to the bottom, he focuses on his American supply base and keeping high quality design/materials to ensure a robust product that stands up well with word-of-mouth recommendations

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From Monster Brewing Hardware… “We have just added a bunch of Used/Returned mills and accessories to the On Sale page. Several mills, and base/hoppers, and a crank handle. View the details of each item for a description of the condition of the item. If you’re only worried about function, and not cosmetics, this is your chance to save $$ on a Monster Mill. All items are in working condition with cosmetic only issues.”

  • You do not need a coupon code.  Check the sale page, link below, for current availability.
  • I would recommend purchasing sooner rather than later – there are limited quantities
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  • As of this posting Monster Brewing Equipment has marked down two versions of the three roller pro mills.  Save up to $40.  Check the three roller mill page, linked below, for current selection and availability.
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  • Monster Mill Sale:  Monster Brewing Hardware is discounting both their 2 and 3 Roller Homebrew Mill Kits for HBF Readers.
  • Special flat rate shipping.  Monster Brewing Hardware also has a limited time flat rate deal.  Shipping is a flat $18.50 to addresses in the contiguous US.  Note that you have to choose “Other Shipping Options” to see the flat rate option.
  • You do not need a coupon code, but…
  • You must use the links below.  This is a special offer for HBF Readers, the standard offering will show the full price.
  • While you’re at it… Monster Brewing Hardware has cool t-shirts for $10.
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  • Monster Mill Sale:  Monster Brewing Hardware is discounting both their 2 and 3 Roller Homebrew Mill Kits for HBF Readers.
  • Special flat rate shipping.  Monster Brewing Hardware also has a limited time flat rate deal.  Shipping is a flat $18.50 to addresses in the contiguous US.  Note that you have to choose “Other Shipping Options” to see the flat rate option.
  • You do not need a coupon code, but…
  • You must use the links below.  This is a special offer for HBF Readers, the standard offering will show the full price.
  • While you’re at it… Monster Brewing Hardware has cool t-shirts for $10.
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Announcing: Monster Brewing Geared 3 Roller Pro Brewer Mill

Geared 3 Roller Pro Brewer Grain Mill

Geared 3 Roller Pro Brewer Grain Mill via Monster Brewing Hardware

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Its finally here. We have added gears to the already successful MM-3Pro to create the new MM-3ProG. The drive shaft spins one top roller that drives the other top roller through a set of alloy steel gears. Grain from the top fixed gap is force fed to the adjustable gap between the main drive roller and the bottom third roller. Super reliable feeding is now a given for your small commercial brewery, or hard core homebrew operation. The largest and most advanced in our line of 3-Roller Monster Mills, The MM3-ProG is a further upgrade of our already successful MM-3Pro. The MM-3ProG comes standard with two 1215 alloy steel gears driving two 2″ diameter heat treated steel rollers, with a third idler roller providing a second crush through an adjustable gap, billet aluminum knobs, as well as the 1/2″ drive shaft with three flats for drill drive. These rollers have girth, as well as length, 6″ to be exact. With all the great features of our already popular MM-3Pro, but with gears for positive feeding. The MM3-ProG crushes all your grain twice, with one pass through the mill. It starts with a preliminary crush through the initial fixed gap of 0.070” between the top two rollers, and then ends with a pass through the adjustable second gap (0.028->0.055) between the drive shaft roller, and the bottom third roller. The initial pass slightly flattens the grain, and gets it ready for the next crush, that breaks apart the grains and loosens the starch with minimal husk damage.

The MM-3ProG consists of 6061 aluminum block frames with three 6″ long 2″ diameter steel rollers riding on Oilite™ oil impregnated bronze bushings, while the third idler roller rides in bushings that are offset mounted in an adjustable knob. The billet knob is held in a fixed position by a black oxide bolt you can loosen to adjust the mill. This system provides an adjustment range of .027″. The knobs are milled from solid 6061 aluminum barstock for excellent durability, and now ride in Igus™ bushings to prevent galling between the knob and frames. The flange has two semi-circular slots that allow you to attach the knob positively to the face of the aluminum frame. They have 12 sides for a positive grip. For the rollers we use a superior grade of steel that is much harder (1144 alloy) than what is found on most comparable products and then we induction harden the rollers so that they will last 10X as long. Commercial brewers have crushed 200,000 lbs + . The drive shaft, and all the axles are integral to the roller rather than screwed into the ends. All the axles are 3/8″, with minimal freeplay in the bushings. This mill is massive and comes standard with the 1/2″ drive shaft. We offer an optional keyed 1/2″ drive shaft for gear motor/coupler applications. Instead of three flats for your drill chuck, there is a small slot for a 1/8″ key to completely eliminate slipping in gear motor/coupler applications. You will need some POWER to turn this mill. Suitable for a small micro, and great for the home brewer that wants the best, the MM3-ProG is our flagship model, the best of the best.

We highly recommend that you purchase our base and hopper. All current bases come standard with precision drilled alignment holes, dowel pins, and matching holes in all our Pro Frames, as well as the smaller MM-3 mill. To take advantage of this feature, you need to purchase our base and hopper along with your mill for precision frame alignment, and superior roller motion. You’ll also need a high quality corded drill to drive this beast. We recommend a 1/2″ drive name brand corded drill. Please note that the larger shaft will require the larger 1/2″ drive drill, as the more common 3/8″ chuck won’t accommodate the larger shaft. Our hand crank does NOT fit this mill as supplied, nor is it recommended for any of our Pro series mills.

This mill will NOT mill corn and doesn’t work well with rye by itself. It is designed for barley and wheat malt, and un-malted wheat. For corn see the 2Pro, or the 2ProPD.


 

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