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Old 02-11-2013, 05:51 PM   #1381
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I got my mill second hand and the guy had already replaced the hand crank with a bolt for drilling. I wanted to dial in the crush without spraying grain everywhere so I put the hand crank back on...well, I liked it so much that I never went back to the drill. I can grind 5 lbs in about 10 minutes working at a nice, easy pace. Not saying its better than a drill, but you should at least try it once before you go to the drill...plus you get to tone your pipes. And you still have one hand free for a Homebrew!

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Old 02-11-2013, 06:11 PM   #1382
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I've done several batches by hand. Hell of a lot of work. Too lazy for that non-sense

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Old 02-11-2013, 07:15 PM   #1383
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Thanks for the links. It would be nice if HF included an RPM value, but I have come not to expect too much from them haha. It would be great if I could pick up a drill that maxes out at an optimal grind speed. I will stop by HF and check out those drills for sure. My Craftsman drill has been great up until now, I would hate to kill it.
Sometimes you have to look in the manual (downloadable as a PDF from the individual product page). From BeardedIdiot's links the spade handle drill is 0-550 RPM and the other one he linked to is 0-1,000 RPM.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:28 PM   #1384
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Thanks for the links. It would be nice if HF included an RPM value, but I have come not to expect too much from them haha. It would be great if I could pick up a drill that maxes out at an optimal grind speed. I will stop by HF and check out those drills for sure. My Craftsman drill has been great up until now, I would hate to kill it.
I have the HF D-Handle drill with removable t-grip as well. I believe it goes up to 500RPM. I find that I need to run it just above the minimum or the drill seems to be struggling a bit. I'm consistent with efficiency, although my runoffs get slow at times. It's one of those "is it broke? Should I fix it?" type of deals for me.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:02 PM   #1385
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Yeah. I like DIY but I have a limited set of tools, both physical and mental. The only issue with the corona mill I forsee is building a hopper/base set up that is contained and easily stored.

There was a mill on here somewhere that was attached tot he top of a rubbermaid bin and it closed up all nice and looked clean. I would like to achieve that with the corona mill... but howww...
The two bucket system works really well, is easy to do, and if you can get buckets from your grocery store bakery, almost free!
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:45 PM   #1386
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My top I made out of wood was really easy for me to make, took less than 15 min and looks nice (not the goal of this thread).

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Old 02-19-2013, 12:21 PM   #1387
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Thanks for the tips... Plan on using mine soon.
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Old 02-19-2013, 03:03 PM   #1388
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Got my discount Tommy mill via an amazon gift card with free shipping. Couldn't wait to use it, so I ground the grains for Revvy's Kiss Your Cousin. Took 15 min. by hand and that was with my 4 yr old helping. I figure without the help I could get it down to 10. I love this ugly junk!

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Got my discount Tommy mill via an amazon gift card with free shipping. Couldn't wait to use it, so I ground the grains for Revvy's Kiss Your Cousin. Took 15 min. by hand and that was with my 4 yr old helping. I figure without the help I could get it down to 10. I love this ugly junk!
Wow you're killing two thread with one ugly junk or something.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:49 PM   #1390
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Hit 77% with my first crack at using the corona. I can't believe that something this cheap and easy is this effective. Thanks for all the info from this thread.

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