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Grain Gorilla

Post by quixoticgeek » Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:47 pm

Since moving to .NL I've discovered that all the brew shops sell the grain unmilled, and since Jan 1st, shipping form The Malt Miller in the UK is no longer financially viable. The time has come, I need to buy my own mill.

The one I've identified as most viable cost wise is this one:

https://www.brouwland.com/en/our-produc ... s-rollen-2

Has anyone tried one? Any experience with motorising it ? can I just plug the input shaft into my power drill?

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Re: Grain Gorilla

Post by Trefoyl » Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:47 am

It looks identical to one recently featured on MoreBeer
https://www.morebeer.com/products/might ... grain.html
It looks like a very nice mill.
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Re: Grain Gorilla

Post by MashBag » Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:14 pm

Will it take a cordless drill - I always think the winding might become tedious once the newness wears off?

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Re: Grain Gorilla

Post by Nashbrew » Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:36 pm

The shaft is 10mm so any cordless should fit it.
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Re: Grain Gorilla

Post by McMullan » Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:07 pm

MashBag wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:14 pm
Will it take a cordless drill - I always think the winding might become tedious once the newness wears off?
Like waiting for a cordless drill battery to charge? I reckon you're better off getting a mill that's compatible with a corded drill, personally :wink:

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Re: Grain Gorilla

Post by micmacmoc » Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:50 pm

Thats the same as mine, its a great bit of kit. Careful not to milltoo fine, means a stuck mash. I think a good way to set the rollers is find a credit card/membership card thats the correct width and tape it to the mill so its always right when you set the rollers. yeah, I know its trial and error, be aware that these cards vary in width!

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Re: Grain Gorilla

Post by MashBag » Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:58 pm

McMullan wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:07 pm
MashBag wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:14 pm
Will it take a cordless drill - I always think the winding might become tedious once the newness wears off?
Like waiting for a cordless drill battery to charge? I reckon you're better off getting a mill that's compatible with a corded drill, personally :wink:
I used to have a drill like that :D

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Re: Grain Gorilla

Post by Ringbolt » Sat May 15, 2021 12:51 pm

Can I ask if you went ahead with purchase of the Grain Gorilla? If so how are you finding it? I find myself in a similar position in France. Unfortunately shipping and import costs from the UK mean it is simply not economical to use the Malt Millar any longer and I need to get my own mill.

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Re: Grain Gorilla

Post by simmyb » Sun May 16, 2021 10:41 am

McMullan wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:07 pm
MashBag wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:14 pm
Will it take a cordless drill - I always think the winding might become tedious once the newness wears off?
Like waiting for a cordless drill battery to charge? I reckon you're better off getting a mill that's compatible with a corded drill, personally :wink:
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Re: Grain Gorilla

Post by wilfh » Sun May 16, 2021 3:20 pm

I’ve had one for a couple of months now. I would recommend it but don’t have any experience with other mills. It appears more robust than my mates Chinese version. Although with Covid I haven’t actually had a close look.
I would buy again…
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