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Old 12-16-2005, 03:21 AM   #21
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Guys -

I've been thinking AG myself and have picked out some equipment to supliment my extract/partial grain background. I've read the Carona mill is not that good, particularly since it is non-adjustable and cracks grain too small. For those that own, is it adjustable? I'm fairly handy and I immagine a blow torch and an electric drill would convert this thing into something other than a manual crank machine and with a hopper attachment we are talking "large scale" grinding, not 1/4 pound at a time. Thoughts??? I'd rather spend the change on this thing than the "buck fidy" for a real mill. ARE YOU WITH ME?

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Old 12-16-2005, 04:00 AM   #22
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The one we bought from NT is adjustable and I've never seen a Corona type mill that wasn't adjustable, though they may exist. Typically, there is a set bolt on the grinding wheel that moves it in or out relative to the static grinding plate. You can crack grains pretty much any size you want from completely uncracked to dust, but you certainly will not get the consistency that you see from a roller type mill. Also, the stock hopper on mine holds exactly one pound of grains, but that's still kind of low capacity so I'm going to try to rig up something a little larger.

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Old 12-16-2005, 11:45 AM   #23
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if you do a two man operation, one pouring the grain while one cranks away, does this seem to help on the small hopper size?

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Old 12-16-2005, 11:14 PM   #24
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Your link is dead for the grain mill...... That was a steal!!!!

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Thanks for the info men. I'll shop a bit on the old e-bay and see what I can come up with. I've been given miss-info with the non-adjustable thing, I suppose. If I purchase, I'd pull off the handle and use a drill or some other set-up to mechanize it and also rig up a decent hopper. Corona = cheap and easy for the first few AG batches I say! Hey, there's always room to upgrade later!!!

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Old 12-17-2005, 12:50 AM   #26
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if you see one being bid on by subwyking, dont bid!!!!!

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Old 12-17-2005, 01:35 AM   #27
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I bought two of the suckers back before Y2K. Sold one in a garage sale. Still have one new in the box. Now that I'm into homebrewing, the one I have left will come in handy.

Survival/preparedness websites should have some for sale if you search around.

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I bought two of the suckers back before Y2K.
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Survival/preparedness websites should have some for sale if you search around.
Are these two statements at all related to each other?
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Old 12-17-2005, 04:03 AM   #29
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Are these two statements at all related to each other?

Hmm.... yea... maybe... lol

A lot of your Mother Earth News and Backwoods Home Magazine type people are also into self-reliant living, milling grain, and all of that.

Now if there was only a way for me to turn 200 lbs or so of organic wheat into something drinkable. I don't think Hefes could be made out of it without some sort of malting process first....
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Old 12-25-2005, 08:55 PM   #30
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I got one for Xmas. Guess I was one that was lucky to get one before they sold out!

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