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Old 01-12-2010, 09:23 PM   #1
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Default 1 inch o-ring on a barley crusher?

Ok, it's time for a really dumb question. Is there a 1 inch o-ring somewhere on the barley crusher?

The reason I ask is weird. I just finished a brew. While I was stirring my mash, there was a broken, thin o-ring in the mash. I pulled it out. It's about an inch in diameter, and it's thin and very flexible.

Here's the dumber question- um, where did THAT come from? My base grain came directly out of the sack, inside my rubbermaid bin. The specialty grains came from smaller ziploc bags in another bin. I weighed them myself, and hooked the drill up to the crusher. There wasn't any o-ring in my cooler MLT. So I've got to assume it came off of the BC. Or not. It's not a small one like I've seen on the edge of the rollers.

Can anyone solve my mystery without making me feel stupid? Or is it already too late?

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Old 01-12-2010, 09:24 PM   #2
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I don't have a barley crusher but I recall reading that they come with an O ring like that to make sure the rollers don't move during shipping.

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Yeah, they come with an o-ring on one of the rollers to do exactly what Bokonon just said.

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They all break eventually. It's not important and serves no functional purpose.

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I've had this happen to me. Turns out it was attached to my drain hole on my mash tun. Could have been that.

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I don't have a barley crusher but I recall reading that they come with an O ring like that to make sure the rollers don't move during shipping.
Yoop did you try the search first..... j/k

could be but I was under the impression it was on the non driven roller so that it could be tested at the factory . Mine came off after the first crush too
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Yoop did you try the search first..... j/k

could be but I was under the impression it was on the non driven roller so that it could be tested at the factory . Mine came off after the first crush too
I've had this crusher more than a year, and I don't remember such a large o-ring in it. That's what I'm puzzling over. I assumed we were talking about a smaller, thicker o-ring, to hold the roller. I am wrong often, though, so you all could be right.
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DID you brew on BREW BEAST? No... it isnt ready yet... is it?

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I've had this crusher more than a year, and I don't remember such a large o-ring in it. That's what I'm puzzling over. I assumed we were talking about a smaller, thicker o-ring, to hold the roller. I am wrong often, though, so you all could be right.
I found a little orange o ring( looked like a fruit loop) in a sealed 55# sack of MO didn't think anything of it. Just think of all the machinery that grain is subject to prior to bagging as long as its not a body part I could care less..
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Scratched my head too when it happened.
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