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Old 07-05-2007, 11:29 PM   #1
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Default The Barley Crusher's Rubber Roller Gasket Fell Off!

I'm not sure whether to be concerned about this or not. So, on the roller, there is a black rubber gasket of sorts, whose cross-section is circular. I think it's there to keep the grain from the edges of the roller. But on Tuesday, when using the mill for the third time, it came off and ended up in my mash.

Should I be concerned?

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Old 07-06-2007, 04:27 AM   #2
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Are you concerned about your mill, or your beer?

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Not to worry. Mine came off as well. I emailed the manufacturer and was told that they install that o-ring in order to check the rotation of the non-driven roller after assembly. It serves no other purpose.

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Thanks, john. I thought I read somewhere that it's to keep the grain out of the edges of the roller, but I guess not.

Drost: I actually saw it and took it out right at dough-in, so I'm not concerned about the beer. Even if it did sit in there through the mash, I doubt that tiny little piece of rubber would react enough to affect the beer in any perceptible way.

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Old 07-06-2007, 06:33 PM   #5
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You could name you beer something like Brown O-Ring Ale

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Since it's your recipe, I'll be sure to call it "EdWort's Brown Ring of Fire Pale Ale"

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Since it's your recipe, I'll be sure to call it "EdWort's Brown Ring of Fire Pale Ale"
That would work if you had some black moravian malt in there, but you'll have to drop the "Brown" for this batch.
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Well, I did use 40L crystal instead of 10L...

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Mine fell off after the 2nd grind. It seems to happen to most owners of the Barley Crusher.

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The instruction sheet that came with mine said there's no reason to replace it as grain being crushed will turn the other roller. I've only used it once thus far, so who knows how long it will stay on there.

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