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Old 04-24-2007, 02:39 AM   #91
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I just had a brainstorm on how to motorize my mill! I have an 11 Amp variable speed sander/polisher that runs 1000-3000 RPM. All I have to do is machine a pulley that will fit on the arbor, and run a belt to drive a larger pulley on my mill. I just ordered an 8" pulley and 36" v-belt from www.mcmaster.com. I figure something around a 4:1 reduction will work pretty well. More to come, of course!

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Old 04-30-2007, 01:03 AM   #92
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This is how I crushed my grains yesterday:





The polisher/pulley setup made REALLY short work of 40 lbs of grain. I thought it'd be best to run it at the slowest speed. It turns out that max speed works much better (6,000 RPM at a 4:1 reduction to get 1500 RPM at the rollers).

As usual, I can't wait to brew again!

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Old 07-05-2007, 07:24 PM   #93
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yuri,
do you have any stock left?

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Old 07-05-2007, 07:55 PM   #94
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do you have any stock left?
Sure do! PM me.
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Old 09-20-2007, 01:16 AM   #95
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I just have to say you guys rule I had seen the link for the home made grain mill and youv' gave me even more ideas, I have a lathe but no access to a mill Ive been brewing for almost a year and have made a cool mini mash system but I need a mill now and then Im going to do an AG can't wait,,,,money time,,,,

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Old 12-13-2007, 07:54 PM   #96
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Mine'll be twice as big for a quarter the price.

If you ever hear that on a street corner - run far, far away.
Yuri, you posted the above in reply to beer4breakfast's post about the crankandstein complete system for $139 back on page 3.
So where you able to produce yours for roughly $35.00. I noticed your price you would charge others to make another one but that also included time and labor. Could this project be made by others for less than $40.00?
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:36 PM   #97
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Uhm... when it comes time for me to go to all grain I think I'll just stick to this little number. It'll go nicely with all my other attachements...
Does anyone have a Magic Mill Mixer and use one of their attachments? There are two available and I'm wondering if either is suitable for milling grain for beer.

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Old 01-24-2010, 08:16 AM   #98
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Hey Yuri-

It's been a few years since you built this, have you had any problems with oxidation? I am hesitant to make my own out of steel due to rust.

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I just had a brainstorm on how to motorize my mill! I have an 11 Amp variable speed sander/polisher that runs 1000-3000 RPM. All I have to do is machine a pulley that will fit on the arbor, and run a belt to drive a larger pulley on my mill. I just ordered an 8" pulley and 36" v-belt from www.mcmaster.com. I figure something around a 4:1 reduction will work pretty well. More to come, of course!
thanks for the Brain storm.
looking to motorize with an old Pro-con pump motor .the rpm's are 1750
with 120 vac. 1\3 hp 5.5 amp.
just need to do the math as to what sized pully's to use.
we are hooking up to a Barley Crusher model.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:19 PM   #100
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this is an old thread but maybe i could have a question answered? i have two rollers being made for me , and was thinking of doing the same rig , but i dont understand how the adjustable roller stays in place. are there just two screws going to the eccentrics and the force of the screws keeps them in place?and why use eccentrics when i could just use a flat cylinder with an offset hole? might my definition of eccentric be off? I googled steel eccentric and got pics of "offset pipe" IDK? Any help would be appreciated

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