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Old 10-10-2011, 01:26 AM   #1
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So, i've decided i'm going to make a pasta machine grain mill.
and i really want to motorize it. i work at a paint store and have access to many motors in various states of operation, and of various sizes (from dead shakers and the like).
how much power is recommended and what kind of RPM?

what other things do i need to look for in a motor?

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Old 10-10-2011, 01:34 AM   #2
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Well, unless you have a pasta mill laying around already, I would recommend getting an actual grain mill if you are going to put all the effort in to making a stand and mating a motor to it. You ought to be able to find a mill used for less than $100. Why not spend the extra $50 and have the real thing?

Of course, if you already have a pasta mill, that is one thing...

Either way, good luck, sorry I don't have any advice as far as motors go...

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Old 10-10-2011, 01:54 AM   #3
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well, the pasta mill is a fairly proven method, and costs about $15 by most accounts. toss in some free motors, mount it on empty 5 gallon buckets that i already own and have no use for, and it's actually a lot cheaper than the $100 for a mill.

plus, the motor will (hopefully) transfer over when i buy a barley crusher or similar.

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Here's a good link on motorizing grain mills. Has good info on motors, RPM's, fly wheels etc. Hope this helps.

http://hbd.org/carboy/motorizing_a_malt_mill.htm

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Here's a good link on motorizing grain mills. Has good info on motors, RPM's, fly wheels etc. Hope this helps.

http://hbd.org/carboy/motorizing_a_malt_mill.htm
that is exactly the sort of writeup i was looking for. thank you.
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well, the pasta mill is a fairly proven method, and costs about $15 by most accounts. toss in some free motors, mount it on empty 5 gallon buckets that i already own and have no use for, and it's actually a lot cheaper than the $100 for a mill.

plus, the motor will (hopefully) transfer over when i buy a barley crusher or similar.
Fair enough. I didnt realize pasta mills were so cheap. Post results.
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Will do. Been held up on getting the motors and mill by work and a cold, but hopefully I'll have time this weekend

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Thanks for that link. I too have recently purchased a monster mill and I need to get it assembled/motorized. This was a great read.

Too bad the sheave and motor prices aren't still the same as they were in 1999.

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Here's a 1/2HP motor, 110V for $35 + free shipping:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-2HP-ELECTR...item53e65ba714

Just unbolt the pump off the motor and you should be set. Too bad the pump is only rated to 140F, it's a steal of a deal.

I have a spare V-belt sheave (1.5" 5/8"), PM if interested.

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I purchased this motor:

http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp?item=5-1074

I've used it for 4 or 5 batches and been satisfied with it. Maybe a bit more RPM's would be nice, but it probably wouldn't really save any time.

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