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Old 12-19-2006, 07:50 PM   #61
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Yup - I used a two roller knurling tool, diamond, medium cut.

Thanks for the compliments, fellas!

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Old 12-19-2006, 07:53 PM   #62
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Yup - I used a two roller knurling tool, diamond, medium cut.
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Old 12-19-2006, 08:01 PM   #63
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Yuri, I think I'm going to have you machine me up a couple of roller mills, if you're still in that business. Probably eight inch, but I need to do some measurements. I want to make a mill that will sit on top of a 5-gallon bucket. I've got the plans for the housing and the hopper all set in my mind.

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So I finally used this thing! It works pretty well - needs a refinement or two. Bigger buckets would be a good investment since it slings grain out of the small gaps on either side of my 6.5 gallon buckets. Maybe I'll use one of those tall kitchen trash cans. Also, I had the gap set too wide. It wasn't apparent right away, but when I dumped my spent grains, I noticed a lot of intact hulls. My efficiency sucked. However, I crushed (or mostly crushed) 31 lbs of grain as fast as I could measure and pour it. Next time I'll pay more attention to the crush quality before I get excited and dump it into the mash tun!
The nonadjustable malt mill http://schmidling.com/maltmill.htm is set at .045" and the LHBS says the thickness of a credit card. I didn't mic up a credit card yet but its probably about .045"
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:17 AM   #65
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The nonadjustable malt mill http://schmidling.com/maltmill.htm is set at .045" and the LHBS says the thickness of a credit card. I didn't mic up a credit card yet but its probably about .045"
Yup, that sounds about right. I got 'er dialed in with my last two brews...note the date of the post above...
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Yup, that sounds about right. I got 'er dialed in with my last two brews...note the date of the post above...
Oh-yah Sorry about that.
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Old 12-31-2006, 08:37 PM   #67
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Was gonna PM you this pic, but your inbox is full! Figured it wouldn't hurt to let everyone else see what I've been up to.

Here's a collection of pics I took while machining a set of 8" aluminum rollers for the_bird.

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A while back, someone asked that I post a pic after I powder coated the hopper. It's a little late, but here it is:



The foil tape keeps cowardly grain from escaping out of the small gaps at the bottom.

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Sorry... keep running out of room.

Those look really good, Yuri. My plan is to make a metal frame for the rollers, but do the hopper in wood. Yours looks pretty damn awesome - if I had metalworking tools (and skills), I'd be going that route.

Can't wait! It's like Christmas all over again!

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Damn, Yuri. . you should go into the manufacturing business. How much would you sell this for??

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