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Save on Recently Announced Kegland MaltZilla Motorized Malt Mill w/ Premium Diamond Rollers – $30 Off Coupon

MaltZilla Motorized Malt Mill w/ Premium Diamond Rollers

MaltZilla Motorized Malt Mill w/ Premium Diamond Rollers via MoreBeer

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Description
KegLand put an exceptional amount of time into the research, testing, and development of the MaltZilla, and what they came up with is a motorized grain mill unlike anything we’ve seen before. It features an integrated motor so you’ll never have to mess with a hand crank or power drill to spin the rollers. And the rollers themselves are made with a diamond-impregnated surface that offers superior performance and longevity compared to conventional knurled steel rollers.

The integrated 24V motor is powerful enough to chew through popping corn kernels with ease, and works on voltages from 12-30V DC. The higher the voltage the faster the rollers spin, although we recommend 24V for optimum speed and grist results. The unit does not come with a power supply. When purchasing the unit, you have the option of pairing it with either a power supply with 110V plug (CAN101), or with a 6 ft. long cord with Anderson plug and alligator clips (CAN102). The power supply is straight forward, and allows you to plug the unit into a standard 110V power socket. The alligator clips give you the option to power the unit from a battery.

Knurled Steel vs. Diamond Coated Rollers
Your run-of-the-mill grain mills are often manufactured with steel rollers with a knurled finish. The knurling helps grip and pull the grain through the rollers, but even the knurling on hardened steel will go blunt eventually and hinder the mill’s performance. Some manufacturers attempt to solve this problem by using geared rollers to better grab the grain, or add a third roller to the mill so the first two rollers with a larger gap force the grain into the third roller. These are only workarounds to the real issue—all steel rollers will go blunt eventually, especially if used with hard grains like wheat or corn. In a commercial setting, it’s not uncommon to send the rollers off to a metalworking factory to re-sharpen and re-knurl, but this is an expensive, time-consuming hassle. Many homebrew-scale users might just end up throwing the mill away and purchasing a new one.

The MaltZilla Diamond Mill is quite a different mill design, and it’s the first in the world to use diamonds impregnated into the surface of the roller. Even after many tons of grain are processed through the mill, the diamond surface will stay just as sharp as it was on day one. The sharpness of the diamonds draws grain exceptionally well, and even when hard grains are used the diamond rollers won’t dull or slip in performance.

Sheer Instead of Chop
Most mills require aggressive knurling to push into the grain and “chop” the grain as it passes through a tight gap, which means your grains are often chopped in half. The MaltZilla works on a different principle and gap setting is not as critical. The MaltZilla uses impregnated diamonds to grip the surface of the kernel and the friction of pulling the grain through the gap causes a sheering action. When set up correctly, the sheering action can leave the entire husk intact, reducing the chance of stuck sparge and improve efficiency, while still opening the husk enough that the entire contents of the kernel is available to the mashing process. The 70 mm diameter rollers are double the diameter of many other mills, which significantly improves the crush and assists in drawing the grain in more effectively.

Integrated Motor
You generally would not purchase a car without an engine, so why would you purchase a grain mill without a motor? Milling grain has an optimum RPM— too slow and it will take you a long time, too fast and you will end up with excessive powder. Hand cranking can be a pain in the backside, especially with larger grain bills, and using a power drill doesn’t offer much in the way of speed control and adds the potential risk of burning out your drill. The MaltZilla has an integrated motor with a very constant RPM putting out optimum RPM with an integrated gearbox. The high torque and sealed construction make it ideal for a brewing environment, as the motor is well protected from moisture and grain dust.

The motor is seamlessly integrated into the side body of the mill. Being DC, the motor is safer than higher voltage AC, especially in an environment where splashing and hose spray are commonplace. The DC motor is also reversible so the direction of spin can be changed based on the polarity. This is particularly useful for over-mount and under-mount installation.

Over-Mount and Under-Mount Installation
Traditionally, homebrew mills just sit on a board where they are moved from one bucket to another. The MaltZilla has multiple different mounting configurations. It can be over-mounted to a board like most mills are, but if you want a seamless finish to your garage/brewing area, you can mount the mill under your counter where it’s concealed and out of the way. Simply lift up a small opening in the top of your benchtop, drop in your hopper, pour in grain and run the mill. When you’re done, remove the hopper and conceal the opening.

There is also a MaltZilla PPE Base Board available (coming soon!) for over the bucket installation or designing your own mill stand.

Grain Hopper
This unit does not come with a grain hopper. We recommend using a large funnel with a shortened spout, or a repurposed gallon-sized water bottle.

Specifications:

  • Power: 12-30V DC
  • Anderson Connector Plug
  • Grain Inlet ID: 2-3/16″
  • Grain Inlet OD: 2-3/8″
  • Weight: 11 lbs

 

This looks pretty amazing and at a great price.  A couple things to note. It does not come with a grain hopper and you need to purchase a power supply separately.  If you’re a Cannular owner – review – that power supply will work.

MoreBeer is discounting most things, sitewide by up to $45 based on your order size when you use coupon code SAVEMORE.  Some exclusions apply.  This works with the MaltZilla. Use coupon code SAVEMORE and you’ll save $30.

MaltZilla Motorized Malt Mill w/ Premium Diamond Rollers

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Direct from the Brewer Recipe… Russian River Consecution – Includes Actual Consecration Barrel Chunk + Up to $45 Off

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from MoreBeer… “Beer lovers rejoice! Vinnie from Russian River Brewing Co. has released his Consecration recipe to us, and we’re very proud to be able to offer it to the homebrewing community. Consecration is a sour dark ale aged in a Cabernet Sauvignon barrel. It is aged for 4 to 8 months with currants and brettanomyces. You can look for rich flavors of chocolate truffle, spice, tobacco, currants, and a bit of Cabernet.

What sets this kit apart from any other kit out there, is the fact that we include a chunk of an actual consecration barrel in each one! Whether or not the bacteria from the original beer will form their own colony in your beer is hard to prove right or wrong. Either way, we think it is pretty cool!”

  • This includes an actual chunk of Consecration barrel from the brewery
  • Availability of Consecration Kits at MoreBeer can be touch and go (guessing this has to do with sourcing actual Consecration Barrels, but that’s only a guess).  As such I don’t often see this kit specifically discounted.
  • Consecration is awesome… A note on Consecration:  I’m not big on picking favorites.  I think there are far too many good things to pick favorites on most things.  Having said that, if I were going to write down a list of my favorite beers, Consecration would certainly be towards the top.  This is an amazing beer.
  • Get Free Shipping: Shipping for most items will be free, with a $59 order to addresses in the contiguous US and their Free Shipping Program.

Russian River Consecration Recipe Kits – at MoreBeer

Up to $45 Off, Depending On Order Size

MoreBeer is discounting most things, sitewide by up to $45 based on your order size when you use coupon code SAVEMORE.  Some exclusions apply.

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As of this posting, MoreBeer is discounting most things, sitewide by up to $45 based on your order size when you use coupon code SAVEMORE.  Some exclusions apply.  Most items bundle with MoreBeer’s Free Shipping.  Under that promo most orders over $59 ship for free.   Check MoreBeer for availability and details.

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We Like Space Hazy DIPA All Grain Recipe Kit – $35.19, Save 20% + Free Ship Eligible

  • MoreBeer’s Kit of the Week offers a 20% discount on a select recipe for a limited time.  Choose from all grain or extract versions while supplies last.
  • Shipping is also free to many US addresses with a qualifying $59 order
  • Custom Tap Handle: All of MoreBeer’s original recipe kits come with a full color insert that works with this custom tap handle
  • Easy Filler Item….  If you’re looking for a filler item to help you qualify for free shipping, consider grabbing some PBW

Check out this week’s Kit of the Week! – remember coupon code KOTW

This makes the all grain kit just $35.19.

We Like Space Kits at MoreBeer

More About This Beer!

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We Like Space will convert your carbon-based taste buds into pure energy and beam your consciousness to unknown worlds! The flavor of this high-gravity, fluffy-soft brew is like drinking the nectar from an interstellar pineapple while sitting on a beach of turquoise sand, watching sanguine waves crash and recede against the backdrop of a binary sunset. Travelers beware this quasar quenching Hazy Double IPA. Journey too close and it will trap your senses in orbit, slowly pulling you beyond the event horizon to a point where your desire for beer becomes a singularity.

With a 12 oz payload of Citra®, El Dorado, and Mosaic®, We Like Space is one of our most highly-hopped recipe kits. Extremely tropical, with notes of passion fruit, mango, citrus, and pineapple. A heavy helping of Flaked Oats provides a full body and creamy texture, fine-tuned by a late boil addition of maltodextrin.

The out-of-this-world graphic is as much of an inside joke as the name itself. After a long brainstorm of potential beer names, the resulting list had an overwhelming theme of sci-fi and astronomical references. When a coworker remarked that the names didn’t make sense, noticing that there were no additions of Galaxy or Comet, our intrepid kit developers looked at one another, shrugged, looked back at their coworker and said flatly “We like space.”

Makes 5 gallons
Estimated Original Gravity: 1.080-85
SRM (Color Range): 3-4
IBUs: 20
Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 8.3%


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Ends Today: Brew More, Save More at MoreBeer! – stacking promos + updated application ideas

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As of this posting, MoreBeer is discounting most things, sitewide by up to $45 based on your order size when you use coupon code SAVEMORE.  Some exclusions apply.  Most items bundle with MoreBeer’s Free Shipping.  Under that promo most orders over $59 ship for free.   Check MoreBeer for availability and details.

Grab the complete details and grab the coupon code  – Brew More Save More at MoreBeer!

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MoreBeer Deal of the Day – 6 Gallon Food Safe Bucket – $9.99 + free ship eligible, limited availability

Plastic Bucket - 6 gal. FE340

6 Gallon Food Grade Bucket from MoreBeer

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A food-grade six gallon plastic bucket perfect for all kinds of home beer or winemaking activities. Plastic buckets are often used as a fermenter, bottling bucket, or even sanitizer bucket. We go through thousands which helps keep our price down. If you want to use it as a fermenter you will also need to pick up the optional lid, stopper, and airlock. This bucket is also available in a version that includes a spigot (see recommended products below).

If you use this plastic bucket for fermentation be sure to use care when cleaning. Do not use any abrasive pads that would scratch. Once you get a scratch in a plastic bucket it is very hard to sanitize.  This is also why we don’t recommend storing equipment in a bucket between uses as a fermenter. A hot PBW soak is often a perfect way to clean a bucket, followed by a Star San soak for killing bacteria.

Bucket has external volume markings up to 5 gallons.

  • Buckets are translucent and do not come with lids.
  • Buckets are not designed to hold pressure.
  • Lids are not gasketed and so do not always form a perfect, airtight seal. Not intended for long-term storage.
  • Food grade up 180°F.

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $9.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Plastic Bucket (6 Gallon) FE340

Also Consider…. 

Plastic Bucket Fermenter With Spigot – 7.9 Gallons (30 L) FE357 – Check product page for current price & availability

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Ends Today: Speidel Fermenters – Up to $45 Off + Hands on Review

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Speidel Fermenters are made from heavy duty HDPE, durable and resistant to oxygen transfer.  They have built in handles, All ports seal with gaskets.  Quality German manufacturing.

  • Speidels are awesome!  I own both 5.3 and 7.9 gallon Speidels.  They are great Fermenters.  Check out my Hands On Review of the 5.3 and 7.9 gallon sizes.
  • Up to $45 Off!  For a short time, MoreBeer has a Brew More Save More sale going on.  That discounts your order based on order total.  This DOES work on Speidel Fermenters.
  • Get Free Shipping: Shipping is free with a qualifying $59 order to many US addresses.

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Hands on Review: Used Ball Lock Kegs from MoreBeer + Limited Time Deal

Hands on Review: Used Ball Lock Kegs from MoreBeer

MoreBeer has a bunch of ball lock keg options both new an used.  Most of those are self explanatory, but the used offerings can be a bit confusing.


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Brew More Sale!

MoreBeer is discounting most things, sitewide by up to $45 based on your order size when you use coupon code SAVEMORE.  Some exclusions apply.  Most items bundle with MoreBeer’s Free Shipping.  Under that promo most orders over $59 ship for free.   Check MoreBeer for availability and details.

Grab the complete details and grab the coupon code  – Brew More Save More at MoreBeer!


MoreBeer’s Ball Lock Kegs Explained

A look at the keg.  It looks quite good.  Dirty, stickers still on it, but overall it’s in really good condition.Top down view


Rebuild It!

The keg offering featured in this review is the same keg featured in our step by step keg rebuilding and reconditioning how-to.


Should I buy a New Keg or a Used Keg?

Used kegs are generally sourced from soda bottlers.  They are built with commercial use in mind and designed to last for many years of rough duty service.

Brand new ball locks may not be made to the same standards.  However… We also don’t generally put our kegs through the same abuse that a soda distributor would.

Not withstanding price.  I think both options are valid.  If you’re up for a little elbow grease and replacing a few parts, used may be the way to go, if you’re more interested in convenience brand new is a good choice.  Practically, at least as of this posting, I think price will cause many to go the used route.

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