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Old 11-05-2007, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default Quick question re: Barley Crusher mill

These do come with the crank handle yes? and you can remove it to run a drill if you wanted to, right?

I mostly plan to hand crank and didn't want to have to order a crank or something (which I think you do pay extra for a monster mill w/ crank)

thanks! I plan to order this afternoon, finally!

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Old 11-05-2007, 08:23 PM   #2
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It comes with a hand crank, but I assure you, you will want to use a drill. Hand-cranking will take forever. I can crush 10 lbs of grain in a few mins with a drill.

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Yes and yes. You'll be good to go, whatever you decide. But Evan is right, you'll soon be digging out your drill. Especially if you have a lot of malted wheat to grind!

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Old 11-05-2007, 08:27 PM   #4
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Here ya go...right out of the box and connected to some more of my exclusive equipment.

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I did about 20 batches hand cranking my mill... what a pain in the ass. Took me about 45 minutes to an hour to do a batch

Finally got my drill working a couple batches ago. Make sure to use a wired drill.

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Damn, BM, can't you at least spring for some electrical tape? What's that wrapped in, aesbestos?

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hand cranking my mill... what a pain in the ass.
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you guys rock!

I do have an old electric drill that I replaced with cordless ones, so it can definitely become the mill motor if needed.

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Hey, BM, did you buy that drill at my Dad's garage sale a few years ago?! Sure looks like his old one. You never knew when that metal case was going to shock the hell out of you during a project.

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Damn, BM, can't you at least spring for some electrical tape? What's that wrapped in, aesbestos?
I don’t know what that smell is when it’s running…kind of a metallic ozone smell.

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