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Old 01-22-2013, 02:26 AM   #1341
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Here's my ugly junk! I've been using a bolt and socket for my off center hole it works pretty well!
The longer the bolt the more off center it will be...if you care to, try a bolt that is very short and hardly protrudes the mill shaft.
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:47 AM   #1342
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Here's a better picture of them
Perfect. Going to pick up a few of those today. I was using a bucket lid with only the rim attached to hold the top bucket up. I like your set up better.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:39 PM   #1343
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I had the same problem with the tapped hole for the crank retaining bolt being off center and at a pretty bad angle. This is a link to a very short video showing my solution to the problem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76AJTwnWp2Y

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Old 01-25-2013, 10:54 PM   #1344
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I had the same problem with the tapped hole for the crank retaining bolt being off center and at a pretty bad angle. This is a link to a very short video showing my solution to the problem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76AJTwnWp2Y
Simple, ugly, works. Pure genius!
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:05 PM   #1345
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Picked this one up on craigslist... I actally sold my crankenstein for this instead!

Someone put some nice engineering into it, and other than adjusting the crush for my efficiency desires, I love it

mill0.jpg   mill1.jpg  
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:24 PM   #1346
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... I actally sold my crankenstein for this instead!
What I'm sorry, not sure I heard you properly???
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:03 AM   #1347
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Ya! Mill with motor, hopper, stand, switch for $75 vs. base crankenstein with bucket and drill? Happy man

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:20 AM   #1348
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So the 64000 Question. How does the crush compare corona vs CS roller mill?

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Playing with the adjustment of the grist, and it easily crushes a finer grain. It is slower, but with the motor, hands free. I was getting 77% efficiency before, and 75% or lower now with one stuck sparge. I feel like when I have it adjusted correctly it will be better. I like it mainly because it was from a guy that brewed for 30 years that was head of the boulder beer club and friends with Michael Jackson the malt genius kind of a piece of brewing history

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Nice Ben. That thing is a testament to how long these mills last as there is not much that can wear out. I like the pillow block on the far side of the drive pulley.

You have a nice head start towards a brewing museum with those Hoff Stevens kegs in the background. What are your plans for them if you don't mind me asking?

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