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Old 01-07-2013, 11:39 PM   #101
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Just wanted to provide my experience with the cereal killer. I ordered one this fall. I can't remember if its version 2 or 3. Whichever it is, it seems that they have solved the problems discussed here an elsewhere. I can set the gap accurately, the rollers are coplanar, handle is now optional (I run it with a 1/2" chuck drill and works like a champ), and all of the parts seem well-made and assembled. I'm on batch 4 with it and anticipate no problems.

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Old 06-21-2013, 09:31 PM   #102
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I just got my cereal crusher in the mail, looks pretty good. Just wondering what kind of drill attachment I need to run this with my 18v Craftsman. Could someone please throw up a link or a picture of the bit I need?

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Old 06-21-2013, 09:37 PM   #103
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you shouldn't need a bit. just close the drill head directly on the mill's shaft.

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ooooh, i'll give that a shot. most pictures i've seen here have some kind of attachment on the drill.

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Old 06-21-2013, 09:54 PM   #105
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you shouldn't need a bit. just close the drill head directly on the mill's shaft.
Thanks for the help!

Just milled a handful of grain and trying to get the right spacing in the rollers. What do you guys use to measure the gap between the rollers? I'm thinking one of those little discs from autozone that are meant to measure spark plug gaps might work? Or do you folks just go by eye and see how the grain looks after the crush?
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Old 06-22-2013, 01:38 AM   #106
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Thanks for the help!

Just milled a handful of grain and trying to get the right spacing in the rollers. What do you guys use to measure the gap between the rollers? I'm thinking one of those little discs from autozone that are meant to measure spark plug gaps might work? Or do you folks just go by eye and see how the grain looks after the crush?
I use a credit card. I think if you read through the whole thread, or maybe its a different thread on the same issue, a couple people mention that as an easy way to set your gap. The disc you mention would probably work, too.
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I got this 1 month ago and got to use it this past Friday. Took me more to 20 times more time to weight the grains than to crush them. I didn't measure the gap went with an aproximation since it has the marking on the side I'd say is 0.030ish.

How is the best way to measure that gap ? Where can I find gage pins? Any nails that could be that size ?

I got the expected gravity (1.070+) and I think this crusher did the trick. Almost got a stuck sparge so I need to play with the gap.

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Old 07-02-2013, 10:34 PM   #108
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Feeler gauges. They are a collection of sheet metal rectangles usually riveted together so they look like a pocket knife. They fan out and you select the plate that you want, they are all marked. You can find them in any auto parts store and will work easier that a spark plug gapping disk, if those are the ones with all the loops. They measure in the wrong direction, inside the loops.

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Old 07-03-2013, 03:36 PM   #109
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Thanks for the info I will stop to an Oreilly's Auto to have a look.

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Feeler gauges. They are a collection of sheet metal rectangles usually riveted together so they look like a pocket knife. They fan out and you select the plate that you want, they are all marked. You can find them in any auto parts store and will work easier that a spark plug gapping disk, if those are the ones with all the loops. They measure in the wrong direction, inside the loops.
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:42 PM   #110
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I have had one for about a year now .I have run over 200 lbs of grain through it without any problems, that is unless you use the handle that they charge an extra $5.00 for. As there add says almost useless. Just use a power drill motor but try to keep speed around 200--400 RPM

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