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Does anyone run the grain though twice? Be using it for the first time soon and wondering if one pass is good?

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Does anyone run the grain though twice? Be using it for the first time soon and wondering if one pass is good?
I've done it both ways and haven't noticed a difference.
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that what I use for a setting and always hit the numbers

I have ran about 1000 pounds of grain with mine and have never had to adjust it

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Used mine for the first time last Monday. It seems solid, but not as precise as it could be. The bearings are not as smooth as a new bearing should be. I also noticed that the rollers are not drilled perfectly centered for the bearings. Upon setting the gap to.037 I found that while spinning the rollers the gap changed from .037 to .035. At 66% the cost of other crushers I can accept these quality issues. It is unfortunate though... it wouldn't take much for a machinist to get a hole centered or put a blank on a lathe after the holes were drilled.

It all seems solid though, and overall I am happy with my purchase. I am sure I will get plenty of use out of it.

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Used mine for the first time last Monday. It seems solid, but not as precise as it could be. The bearings are not as smooth as a new bearing should be. I also noticed that the rollers are not drilled perfectly centered for the bearings. Upon setting the gap to.037 I found that while spinning the rollers the gap changed from .037 to .035. At 66% the cost of other crushers I can accept these quality issues. It is unfortunate though... it wouldn't take much for a machinist to get a hole centered or put a blank on a lathe after the holes were drilled.

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I would call them maybe it's a manufacture issue. I'm hoping to get mine running next week.

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I have done single and multiple passes, set to 0.040" and the last two batches I got a stuck sparge (toilet screen in a cooler) and I ran it through twice. I think from now on I am going to stick with one pass on my new brewtus style setup and may try to recirculate my mash to ramp up efficiency.

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Used mine for the first time last Monday. It seems solid, but not as precise as it could be. The bearings are not as smooth as a new bearing should be. I also noticed that the rollers are not drilled perfectly centered for the bearings. Upon setting the gap to.037 I found that while spinning the rollers the gap changed from .037 to .035. At 66% the cost of other crushers I can accept these quality issues. It is unfortunate though... it wouldn't take much for a machinist to get a hole centered or put a blank on a lathe after the holes were drilled.

It all seems solid though, and overall I am happy with my purchase. I am sure I will get plenty of use out of it.

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Same sentiment here. I set it with feeler gauges and spin it and check it again and it's off. I can live with it for the price, but if it becomes problem I may upgrade to a mon$ter mill $$
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