We know most home brewers are do-it yourself kind of people just like us. Having a malt mill allows you to crush your grain the way you want it, not the one size fits all at most home-brew shops. That's okay, home-brew stores do the best they can but if you want to maximize your mash efficiency and get the most out of your grains, owning your own grain mill is the way to go. It also allows your to buy grain in larger quantities there-by saving you money. And if freshness is important to you, as it should be, having your own grain mill means you can grind your grains on brew day preserving freshness of the grain until you are ready to brew.