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Old 09-25-2012, 12:18 PM   #1
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Does anybody know the proper RPM's for a grain mill?

I have a Valley Mill which I understand production stopped several years ago.

I saw a posting asking how to remove the hand crank and convert to a drill or motor. I will put a photo on Facebook (Black Hills Homebrew Supply). Converting from the hand crank to a drill requires the purchase of two common items at a hardware store. A shoulder bolt that accepts an allen wrench and a matching hex adapter for the drill.



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Old 09-25-2012, 01:22 PM   #2
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I was about 300 with pulleys and had a good crush, but would slip the pulleys once and a while especially if I overconditioned teh malt.





I've got a gearmotor now and it runs about 160 rpm IIRC.

I like the gearmotor best, but could use a bit more speed to make crushing a bit quicker, but I'd also need a larger Hp motor to make that happen. I wouldn't bother with the drill and just search for a cheap motor and pulleys or gearmotor and couplers.

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What HP motors are you using? I found a sub pump motor on a rumage sale a few years ago for $1

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