Made in the USA. The Original Barley Crusher Malt Mill, the "Home Brewer's Best Friend" has proven to be just that. A high quality brand name grain mill constructed using materials that will last a lifetime.
The mill breaks down the malted barley into tiny pieces so that the mashing liquid can easily seep into the middle of the barley. This process is necessary because it allows the starch within the endosperm of the barley to ferment and create the beer flavour as well as its alcohol content.
While home brewers can opt to grind the malted barley with a kitchen mortar and pestle, the process is very time consuming as you need to pound large batches of barley to create a substantial amount of beer. Thus, home brewers rely on a machined mill such as the Barley Crusher Malt Mill.