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Old 06-03-2008, 04:25 PM   #22
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I personally like the utility of being able to hang my mill/hopper up on the pegboard out of the way when I'm not using it. A dedicated station is quite the unitasker.

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Old 06-03-2008, 05:09 PM   #23
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I personally like the utility of being able to hang my mill/hopper up on the pegboard out of the way when I'm not using it. A dedicated station is quite the unitasker.
Is the fire extinguisher the only unitasker allowed in your kitchen/brewery?
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:13 PM   #24
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I personally like the utility of being able to hang my mill/hopper up on the pegboard out of the way when I'm not using it. A dedicated station is quite the unitasker.
Can you hang a motorized mill on your pegboard?

I love it just for the storage if nothing else, but where I am going to put mine it will act as a table for my mash tun during brewing. Certainly not a unitasker if your setup is similar to mine.
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I personally like the utility of being able to hang my mill/hopper up on the pegboard out of the way when I'm not using it. A dedicated station is quite the unitasker.
It's also my specialty grains storage which I also needed so I wouldn't call it a uni-tasker. And it fits my purposes perfectly which is of course my main concern.

As you can tell from the carpet underneath it's located in my apartment so I needed something that looked halfway decent as well.
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:29 PM   #26
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No, the fire extiguisher doubles as a cranium crusher for people who ask dumb questions ;-)

I don't think I'd hang a motorized mill on the pegboard.. I use my Dewalt XRP cordless for the drive...

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Old 06-07-2008, 09:02 PM   #27
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I'd be scared to press my "good" drills into use for a crusher. I do have a $10 p.o.s. that I picked up once that has some serious torque and I've been happy to have survive this long (years now). I've been debating the motor drive versus putting that thing into use.

I've got a good deal going with my brother where I give him kegs of homebrew and he makes me stuff. He's working on a CFC for me now, and I thought I might go for one of these next. I'd pick up the mill myself, and if I wanted a motor I'd probably pick that up as well, so I could get him to do the rest for 2 kegs or so (something I can brew up in a weekend).

I'm bookmarking this thread for that beautiful cabinet setup.

Are you worried about milling on carpet? The dust gets into everything...

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...Are you worried about milling on carpet? The dust gets into everything...
This mill actually generates very little dust and what little there is gets completely contained within the cabinet. Sometime during the resulting brew day I've just taken the dust-buster to it to get whatever dust is laying around. If you wanted to get really nuts about it you could put some kind of weather strip on the door on that side.

One of the things that helps contain the dust is the adjustable shelf on the mill side. I raise it up as high as I can to get the bucket as close as possible to the mill.
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Old 10-24-2008, 04:03 AM   #29
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Sorry for the late post. Excellent project! On my to-do list very soon...

I woodwork for a hobby. Cut a 2.5" (or appropriate size for your unit) hole in the cabinet and plug a shopvac hose into the hole. The negative pressure in the cabinet will draw all the airborne dust into the vac. Don't worry about being precise with the cut or sealing holes elsewhere. You don't want to create a plenum, just a slight negative (inward) pressure gradient.

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Cool thread!

What is everybody using for motors and blades/smasher/whackers?

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