Q: How long is the arm that connects the drive shaft to the handle? Also, how much clearance is there between the hopper and the rotating handle?
A: the shaft itself is around 3" in length and extends about and ich and and half outside the hopper
Q: What is the shipping weight?
Q: Any reason I can't just leave the blue film on it? Obviously, I'm lazy. But is there any harm in just leaving it?
A: The blue film is a protective covering and is similar in make up to food-grade cellophane so if preferred you can leave it in place without harming the grains
Q: Is there an easy way to reset to the factory default gap without using a feeler gauge tool? Is this simply re-setting it to the center mark on the housing?
A: using a credit card or similar card to pass between the rollers to where it barely touches each side is a good method to reset the gap without a feeler gauge
Q: What is the default crush gap setting when shipped? I did 't look and moved the setting before looking at the factory setting.
A: The shipped setting is at .034-0.036"
Q: My 2nd roller doesn’t spin. Whether using a drill or the hand crank. Could it be the eye bolts are too tight?
A: The 2nd roller is passive and will spin when it makes contact with the grains.
Q: I bought this mill along with the motorized kit. For some reason the coupling will not fit onto the grain mill shaft. It fit on the motor shaft perfectly. Is there a different coupling for different mills?
A: the motors unfortunately do not work on these mills-Please contact [email protected] for information on a return of the motor.
Q: How long is this on sale?
A: the mills have been at the $99 price for a while and should remain at that cost for the foreseeable future
Q: two mills under consideration the crop duster and cereal killer - I brew 2-3 times a month. Which mill do you like and why?
A: both mills would run functionally the same for the roller assembly and the hoppers. The plate or base is the main difference outside of the assembly being required on the Crop duster where the Cereal killer arrives ready to use but either would work for a 2-3 bath a month brewer
Q: Can i use reward points on sale items, such as your grain mill thats on sale?
A: rewards certificates can be cashed in and used towards any items on the site, except for Gift Certificate purchases
Q: Where is this mill manufactured?
A: the mill components are manufactured in China and assembled in the US
Q: what size are the hex bolts that hold the mill to the base? I would like to mount the mill to a thicker base to motorize and would need a 1/2" longer bolt.
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Q: I am assuming this is a 7 lb hopper. Is there a larger hopper available, such as a 15 lb, or is that something I would have to fabricate myself?
A: The Cereal killer is currently only available with a 7lb hopper at this time
Q: Are the rollers smooth? or fluted?
What is the smallest crush size?
A: The rollers will be knurled and not smooth. The rollers can adjust as wide as .100 and can go as low a .015 efore the knurles would hit
Q: Is there an additional 20% off with the offer?
A: the item does qualify for promotional discounts and would earn the tiered dsicount currently running(March of 2020)
Q: Hi. Do you know what material is used for the Cereal Killer rollers? Do you have any opinions on the Cereal Killer vs the Crop Duster? Thanks
A: Both use case hardened steel rollers. The roller assemblies for the crop duster and cereal killer are the same, just with subtle differences in the base of the mills
Q: Is the handle that connects to arm indexed so it locks and doesn't spin if the fastener becomes loose?
A: The handle locks onto the drive shaft with a bolt that fits into a recess on the drive shaft.
Q: I currently own this purchased from you. In the process of moving I lost the base that it mounts too, is there any way to purchase just this part?
A: new bases can be ordered as a special order part. This would need to be done manually with us with a call to 313-277-2739 Ext 1 for sales and service when free to do so
Q: What's the adjustable crush range on this mill? I don't see it listed in the specs.
A: The rollers at their widest can adjust to .100"
Q: I bought one of these mills a couple of months ago and am just now getting around to using it. Do you offer a "filler" to close the gaps between the hopper and rollers so that unmilled grains will not sneak through? I found that quite a few unmilled grains slipped through, particularly when first loading the hopper. I fabricated a couple of cardboard flaps, but am looking for a better solution.
A: At this time we do not currently have added flaps or a baffle to add to the hopper at this time