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Old 02-18-2011, 03:21 PM   #111
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Thanks Jaginger!


If anyone is going to be using I90 exit 11 on the way to/from pickup (specifically on Thursday) please let me know, i need someone to drop my sacks off at a friends house which is about a minute from that exit.

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Old 02-18-2011, 07:38 PM   #112
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I just realized I'll have 275lbs of fermentables before long.

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I just realized I'll have 275lbs of fermentables before long.
385# of wonder to brew for the year, for me...

Just need to find a place to store it all as I use it...
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:33 AM   #114
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I am so upset I missed this. If you do this again pleas let me know. Also if anyone wants to unload some grain let me know.

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Old 02-22-2011, 02:42 PM   #115
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Grains should be delivered tomorrow. Do we have any details for pickup address and times?

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Old 02-22-2011, 02:59 PM   #116
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Yeah, I want to know when I can go out to get my grainz... I just placed my mill order, which should be here before the end of the week... Looking forward to being able to make something with the fresh grain soon.

I could drive out after it arrives tomorrow, or Thursday if that's better for where it's being delivered to. Just need to know what times work best for the delivery location.

Also still able to bring grain back my way for anyone that isn't able to get out to Shrewsbury during the week.

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Old 02-22-2011, 03:01 PM   #117
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I love my mill.

I hope you have a good drill for your mill. When I first got my mill I only had a cordless with 2 batteries. Batteries died quick and I had to put the hand crank back on.

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I love my mill.

Ditto - I got the 7lb hopper on the Barley Crusher and have been very happy. I think that once I step up to 10g batches I'll rig up my old B&D corded drill, but until then I can use the workout of grinding. I've actually been getting my 4yo son to help out!
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Re: drill

i have found that you dont want to just blast through at 5000rpm (or whatever full speed is). sometimes its tough to control speed with a hand drill.

I use a hitachi cordless that has a low and a high and also a switch that limits the trigger to half way. i grind on low, with the halfway trigger setting. you definitly need a good drill (or the right drill i should say) i smoked my corded portercable drill trying to dial down the rpms.

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I have a DeWalt 18v XRP hammer drill... Came with a spare battery, so I should be all set there. If it doesn't have enough juice to do the job for the entire grain bill, then I could get the ancient 1/2" drill that's up at my mother's place (think we moved up from FL with it)... It's at least 50 years old, a beast of a drill, and will probably laugh at me when I put it on the mill.

With the drill I have now, I was planning on using the lowest speed range setting (it has 3 speed ranges) and control the trigger to make it work right. I read that you want to spin it at about 500rpm (not 5000rpm.. YIKES!)...

Glad that the model coming does have the handle with it, in case a large grain bill is too much for the drill to power through...

I'm already planning on brewing up my MOAB recipe... I'll be crushing about 22# of grain for that recipe alone... That's not including the grain I already have on hand that came milled/crushed already. That's for a finished batch size of ~5 gallons...

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