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I am looking at roller mills, because they produce less dust and can achieve a fine enough grind. Cage Mills sound nice but pricey. Hammer mills produce a lot of dust.

Any opinions on Sasquatch, RMS, IFA, or other roller mill companies? I am looking at dust tight units with 6 rollers for whiskey, grain in distilling. I was told Sasquatch was gear driven with two motors, Sasquatch seems to be a small new company focused on brewing and distilling. RMS and IFA are belt driven with 3 motors and have been around for a while. IFA mill comes with a feed roller. All listed roller mills are close in price.

http://sasquatchmills.com/ and exclusively distributed by https://www.malthandling.com/

http://www.rmsroller-grinder.com/ RMS use to be sold by malt handling

http://www.ifamill.com/

I did a search and didn't find much.

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There's also Kunzel Mills which is distributed by K-Malt. I have one and have been running it for 2+ years. Great mill for everything except whole corn.

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Lenny,

What is K-Malt's contact info,I couldn't find a website? are you running a 2, 4 or 6 roll mill? My understanding is the upper two rolls are basically used to crack the corn and the lower 4 to get the real grinding done. Therefore, 4 rolls work great on everything but whole corn. Buhler is another manufacturer of roller mills.

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Lenny,

What is K-Malt's contact info,I couldn't find a website? are you running a 2, 4 or 6 roll mill? My understanding is the upper two rolls are basically used to crack the corn and the lower 4 to get the real grinding done. Therefore, 4 rolls work great on everything but whole corn. Buhler is another manufacturer of roller mills.

http://k-malt.com/

I've worked primarily with Bryan Herman over there. We used them to put together a complete malt handling system -- roller mill, aguers, silo, grist bin, load cells, etc. Our 2 roller mill that we use primarily for malted barley works great on most every other grain except whole corn - that was a nightmare I'm trying to forget. The best results we've had in working with corn is to start with cracked corn -- the 2 rollers at a fairly tight setting do a pretty nice job of milling the stuff into a very fine crush. However, I definitely didn't go with this mill/system for it's corn crushing abilities. It was more for working with malt and maintaining a closed milling system that would allow for a dust-free environment in the mill room

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The major benefit of roller mills is the dust "free" part. Both Sasquatch and RMS claim to be "dust tight". I think they probably still need a cleaning every so often.

Apparently some distillers use a hammer mill for corn and a roller mill for everything else. For the price of the extra set of rollers one could just about buy a hammer mil. Also buying cracked corn is another answer as you pointed out. I had thought about putting a hammer mill outside under a lean-to to keep the dust, noise, and explosion hazard outside.

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We went with an RMS 9x18 triple pair mill. to upgrade to the 18" rollers wasn't much more $ and doubled the mill capacity. RMS claims the mill can do 6 tons of dried corn an hour and about 20% less for rye, wheat and barley.

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