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Old 05-21-2013, 12:55 AM   #1
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Default milling with new mill. Does this look good?

First mill with my homemade mill. Just wanted some opinions. Not sure if it is right. Looks ok to me, but I am inexperienced in this hobby. Don't want to make flour. Any thoughts will be appreciated.

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Old 05-21-2013, 01:34 AM   #2
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Looks pretty good to me- go brew some beer!


If you find it too fine you can add some rice hulls to the mash to prevent a stuck sparge

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Old 05-21-2013, 02:13 AM   #3
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Thanks. I was just worried that it was too fine. I know it's hard to see in a pic, but it looks a bit smaller than what my lhbs has been doing for me. Maybe my efficacy will go up with a finer mill? Just might add a hand full of rice hulls to be on the safe side. I milled 9 lbs of grain for a pils in under 2 min. Hulls look pretty whole not tore up. Grain is nicely crushed. So I think my mill worked our pretty good. Might make another one to sell so I can buy some better equipment. Thanks.

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Old 05-21-2013, 11:26 PM   #4
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Hard to tell from the pic, but if you're using a drill you may be running too fast. Keep the speed as slow as possible without stalling, otherwise you get tons of flour and tearing of the hulls.

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Old 05-21-2013, 11:33 PM   #5
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LHBS advised me to keep the gap set so you can slide a credit card through,
but not wide enough to let the raised numbers pass.I get 85%

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Looks good to me. Any chance you would post a picture of the mill itself?

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Thanks, I think I got it set pretty close now. I have pics of the mill in the diy section of the forums. Speed was s key. Too fast it just turned the grain to dust. Glad I just did a handfull at a time. Built a temporary hopper for it until I get some sheet metal to make a better one.

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Thanks, I think I got it set pretty close now. I have pics of the mill in the diy section of the forums. Speed was s key. Too fast it just turned the grain to dust. Glad I just did a handfull at a time. Built a temporary hopper for it until I get some sheet metal to make a better one.
What's the thread name for the pics? bought a grain grinder and am interested on how I could have saved some bones. Congrats on the mill, am glad there is still DIYers out there still.
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