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Old 03-01-2013, 10:40 AM   #21
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What are you guys using to motorize the MM2-2 (2 roller mill w/2 inch rollers)?

And newnick, I'm not sure they answered your question about MM-2 being Monster Mill or Shmidling Maltmill. I am fairly certain that they are referencing the Monster Brewing Hardware "Monster Mill".

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Old 03-01-2013, 11:30 AM   #22
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Me too. I was hoping a few Shmidling Maltmill owners would jump in.

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Old 03-06-2013, 08:43 PM   #23
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I used an electric motor that I re-purposed from my drill press that was rarely used. And I added a couple of pulleys to drop the Rpm's down to an acceptable level. It was an easy conversion, fairly inexpensive and works great! You can get the pulleys and belt from Zoro Tools. Finding a motor in the 1725-1750 rpm range will get you somewhere in the 200 rpm range with the proper pulleys. If you want the part numbers for the pulleys and belt, just send me a message and I'll put the info together for you.
(Oh, and I was referring to the Monster Mill in my post.)

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Old 03-07-2013, 01:54 PM   #24
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Received my mm2 2.0 yesterday and now it is put together......except for the hopper extension. Assembly wasnt bad.....i used a picture vs the actual instructions. Now to motorize this puppy. I will be asking questions on another thread about motorizing the mill. The mill is real nice.

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Yeah I had the MM2 as the Monster Mill. My brew shop uses the Malt Mill and it is excellent as well.
I power mine with an 18v Dewalt cordless for now. I will keep reading this thread to learn more about the motors.

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I just picked up the low speed half inch from harbor freight. It ranges from 0 to 550 rpm and the rpms are adjusted via a knob. Should be fine.....the drill is also geared. I'll update when all is set up. I also got a 2 year warranty for 8 bucks.....so I don't care if it burns out.

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Old 03-23-2013, 11:43 AM   #27
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Yeah I had the MM2 as the Monster Mill. My brew shop uses the Malt Mill and it is excellent as well.
I power mine with an 18v Dewalt cordless for now. I will keep reading this thread to learn more about the motors.
Yeah I too use a Dewalt 18V cordless (on the high torque setting and trigger only partially on) with my MM-2. My last batch was nearly 20lbs of grain and works great.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:14 AM   #28
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I have the MM3 -1.5, I am setup for 11gallons at a time and most always do 22gallons per brew day. I start the night before and mill one full sack of two row, then mill the specialty grains, then bag them and keep them on top of the base malt. My point is (if I ever get to it) I mill a lot of grain. I use a 1/3hp furnace blower motor that spins at 1075 (slow) I use a 12" to 1.5" pully's for 100LBS of tork at the shaft of the mill. If this motor burns up I'll get a 1/2 or 3/4 HP that spins at 1075rpm. My mill looks like this

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