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Old 05-07-2009, 08:29 PM   #151
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The big question for me is how much grain can you mill before you need to stop and empty the crushed grain? How do you know when the lower bucket area is full?

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The bottom bucket is 6 gallons, so I'm not really sure of total capacity. I guess when the lid flies off and crushed grain is all about, the base bucket was overfilled.
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:39 PM   #152
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The big question for me is how much grain can you mill before you need to stop and empty the crushed grain? How do you know when the lower bucket area is full?

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If you're really worried about an issue with capacity, you could cut the bottom of that bucket, and slip it in another one. That bucket should ride higher in the other one, leaving plenty of room for grain.

Like this guy did.

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Old 05-07-2009, 09:55 PM   #153
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The big question for me is how much grain can you mill before you need to stop and empty the crushed grain? How do you know when the lower bucket area is full?

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Or if you are really, really worried about capacity, you could cut the bottom of the bucket off and mill into something like this:

























Sorry...couldn't resist.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:17 AM   #154
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Damn Man!
What are you doing? Milling Rocks!
That looks like a drill my dad had kicking around to core-bore concrete.



Nice Job!
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:21 AM   #155
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Like this guy did.

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I got 95% efficiency yesterday with this, so my Mild turned into a Brown


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Old 05-08-2009, 03:43 AM   #156
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Damn Man!
What are you doing? Milling Rocks!
That looks like a drill my dad had kicking around to core-bore concrete.
Yea Man...that is my dads old drill. Milling rocks? No, not really, but that is one thing I like about the Corona style mills, there so damn sturdy, I swear you could mill a pile of gravel into sand.

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Old 05-08-2009, 06:13 AM   #157
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this may have been said revvy, but the old duck sauce bucket makes it particularly awesome.

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Replaced my cotter pin with an 8/32 1 1/2" bolt and crushed two batches this past weeken... WOW! Tremendous difference in achieving a uniform crush. (Also got 90% efficiency on both batches).

Thanks for the tips gents!

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Cyberbackpacker,

Good job, yea sometimes the cotter pin is just driven home w/ a big ass hammer in a third world country, and the milling plate is crooked as hell. A nice straight bolt or cotter pin will keep the mill better aligned.

The manufacturing on most of these units is pretty rough, I swear the blacksmith did better work 200 years ago!

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Good job, yea sometimes the cotter pin is just driven home w/ a big ass hammer in a third world country, and the milling plate is crooked as hell. A nice straight bolt or cotter pin will keep the mill better aligned.

The manufacturing on most of these units is pretty rough, I swear the blacksmith did better work 200 years ago!

The blacksmith 200 years ago was a skilled tradesman, these are made CHEAP in a factory where tolerances are never checked( or heard of)
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