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Goyagon 01-07-2013 11:41 PM

Cleaning A Grain Mill
How do you guys clean your Grain mills? I have a Monstermill, and after using it i realized that the flour and all the other junk sticks to the rollers even after wiping and washing them. I have the regular steel rollers not the SS ones so i dont want to soak them for fear of rust.

jsmcclure 01-07-2013 11:50 PM

I shake it a bit and put it away slightly dusty. I can't see any harm in a small amount of dust.

wiggybrewer 01-07-2013 11:50 PM

I just brush it off with a cheap paint brush. Some people on here use an air compreser.

Monster Mash 01-08-2013 12:03 AM

I use a hand broom

killian 01-08-2013 12:05 AM

I blow it out with a drill

pjj2ba 01-08-2013 02:29 PM

I use a small brass bristled brush to get the stuff out of the cracks

Barnesie 01-08-2013 04:20 PM

Ditto on the small brush/broom. I've got a thin but stiff nylon brush intended to clean grout. Just give it a quick rub down as I spin the three rollers to get the majority of the dust off.

My 3-roller was previously used and I made the mistake when I first got it of trying to clean it with water, but I ran some uncooked rice through it once I realized it was going to rust up on me and that knocked all the rust out.

Varmintman 01-08-2013 04:24 PM

Umm you are supposed to clean it. Bugger I never have cleaned mine just dropped the lid on the bucket and put it away.

mikescooling 01-08-2013 04:34 PM

I've got about 1,000lbs cracked and it's a little dusty. If it were wet or starting to have problems, I'll break it down and clean it. When I worked in HVAC we had a saying "don't break it" those are words to live by.

Golddiggie 01-08-2013 04:36 PM

I use a chip brush on mine after use most times. I might use the compressor to blow it off/out when it needs it. It has yet to need it though.

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