After too long, and a bunch of work, Monster Brewing Hardware now has a base and hopper to go with their mills. Finally, you can purchase our mill, and hopper/base system, and in a matter of minutes after taking it out of the box, be able to mill grain.
The hopper is constructed from 20 gauge G90 hot dip galvanized steel that should never rust. The material is more than 35 thousandths thick, and is super strong! The pieces are laser cut, and then CNC bent by our supplier in the USA. The hopper stands 9” tall above the mill, and the opening at the top is 11.5” by 12.75” with a capacity of at least 11 pounds of 2-row or pilsner malt. The hopper design directs the grist down into the mill gap, keeping it both away from the ends of the rollers, and from bouncing out of the gap. In testing there were no problems with positive feeding. The main six hopper parts are the same for any of our mills, while the sides that hold the hopper are different for each mill, and double as covers to keep the grist below the base.