Grizzly H7775 Cast Iron Corn / Grain Mill
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It stands a little too close to the surface it's attached to. I can't really fit a bowl under it that will hold as much grain as I wish to crush. Also, it should come with a guard of some kind to keep crushed grain from flicking itself out from between the grinding plates and onto my floor or tabletop. My only other concern is that it doesn't seem to have a larger holding area on top. Even for someone who needs to grind less than me I can see the small bowl on top being an annoyance.
As for the good things, it is very efficient and goes through the grain very quickly. It also has an adjustable grinding plates so I can easily adjust the size of my crushed grain. It also takes very little effort to operate.
THIS IS NOT A FLOUR MILL!!! If you are looking for a flour mill, I recommend searching for such. This is an excellent option for people who don't want to spend $200 on an expensive roller mill. THIS product is IDEAL for the small batch homebrewer!
Also, there is a tin coating on the cast iron. I guess this prevents corrosion. I didn't expect it to have any sort of coating though.
There are some downsides to this mill. This is a Chinese product. I tried my hardest to buy American, but the only affordable mill made here was on backorder for 4-6 weeks. Also, it helps to have aluminum foil or tupperware improvised shield above the burrs to prevent materials from being spread all over.
Two main problems:
The smell - the box it came in, the manual, the parts, everything REAKED of gasoline / chemicals / moth balls. Smell was overwhelming. Did not make me so excited to have it touch my food.
The construction - machining was just amateur. Nothing fit flush, screws could not be easily turned due to their protruding onto the frame. The auger itself was warped such that when it turned it would move in and out against the base...all wobbly. There would be no way to get a consistent grind. This is the main thing that the device does - grind stuff and it would fail miserably at that.
Grizzly H7775 Cast Iron Corn / Grain Mill
I find that I need to keep tightening the tension on the grinding plates while grinding. Perhaps the addition of lock washers will help with this. Also, they could have made the side tension bolts about 1/2 inch or so longer. There are not many threads for the wing nuts to grab on to. I went to Lowes to look for some stainless steel replacements. I could not find an optimal replacement. The original bolts and nuts ones are metric so if you replace the bolts with longer ones, you likely will need the matching wing nuts and get lock washers while you are at it.
It also requires a sturdy table or work surface so the table does not walk away while grinding. That is similar to other mills I have used. On the other hand, the base is small and the clamp is not big enough to allow it to fit on my regular work table.
The grinder works, but with just a few little tweaks by the mfg. it could get another star.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For the price you can't beat it. I use it to grind my grain for beer works. I would buy againPublished on June 10, 2014 by Maxwell
Used for milling grains for homebrewing. Tough when you have more than 5 pounds or so to mill. Use in emergencies when I forget to get stuff crushed. Read morePublished on March 2, 2014 by Chris
It was very easy to assemble, easy to clean ( you need to clean it very well before using it for the first time) and it is perfect for what I need. I ground corn for AREPAS. Read morePublished on November 23, 2013 by Linix
This product works well for my purpose (grinding grain for home brewing). It is a little time consuming in heavier batches as the hopper is not very big. Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 by Zot
I am an extract brewer that uses specialty grains. I was looking for a mill that would handle small amounts of grain and mill properly. Read morePublished on February 23, 2013 by Adam P. Unger
A stone grinder would grind more finely. If we want to make bread, we have to grind the wheat grains 3x using this product, then sift the resulting flour. Read morePublished on December 7, 2012 by Uintah Springs
Amazon, Not happy at all does not work as expected.
just not what was expected wh en it came.
> does not gring well. its siting collecting DUST. Read more