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Old 03-21-2012, 03:51 AM   #21
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This is a good resouce that will help you out.

http://www.ipass.net/mpdixon/brew/Ed...20a%20Mill.pdf
i can't open that link for some reason.. il have to find a different computer
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:16 AM   #22
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i can't open that link for some reason.. il have to find a different computer
You need the Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in for your browser to load that page.

fwiw, it's a bit dated, but the information should be useful for those seeking to transform the typical 1700rpm motor into something that can drive a malt mill...

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Old 03-22-2012, 12:18 PM   #23
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Check out the Surpluss center, Guarantee they have everything you will need. I have purchased alot from them when I was building the hops picker and the selection and prices are fantastic. Did you pick up the rhizomes yet?

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Old 03-22-2012, 05:32 PM   #24
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I was bidding on a motor on ebay.. but now i got some competition on the motor

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Old 03-22-2012, 05:38 PM   #25
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$80 for a used motor ?? too much ? from what i hear it is..

now i need to find another one..

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Old 03-22-2012, 06:02 PM   #26
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http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.as...-2543&catname=

this woulnd't work would it ?
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:50 PM   #27
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I have the MM3 2.0 and I ended up buying three motors before I got one that would work. You will need 80 in-lb or more torque and want somewhere around 150-300 rpm. The first motor I bought only had 40 in-lb at 220 rpm and it would get stuck with only a hanful of grain thrown in. All of the motors I bought I had setup as direct drive. This is just my experience. Good Luck.

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Old 03-22-2012, 07:27 PM   #28
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dang... i have no clue about motors.

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Old 03-22-2012, 08:02 PM   #29
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I assume you would be looking for a motor with the following specifications:

120 V (sometimes noted as 110 V)
60 in-lb (or more torque - I would go with 70 or more probably)
AC motor, not DC

From researching during my motorization I think you want 150-300 RPM.The motor can be geared down but I suggest direct drive if possible.

This motor I would assume would be 1/3 HP.

This is from my Research/experience with my own MM3 2.0

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Old 03-22-2012, 08:17 PM   #30
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yah.. well i don`t want direct drive cause i wanna mount my motor underneath my stainless steel table and have the mill on top so i can have a table to put grains on or anything.. and hide the motor...

maybe il just outbid this guy and pay way to much on ebay for a motor but atleast i know its one i can use...

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