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Old 09-12-2009, 05:57 AM   #1
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I just chronicled my ordeal making a usable, safe, grain mill out of some basic parts from Crankandstein. I think the grinder turned out pretty nice but I spent way too much time on it. Check out the pictures and let me know what you think. I do not recommend this project unless you have loads of free time.

Barley mill for Portland homebrew store.

Someone needs to go into the business making something like this.



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Old 09-12-2009, 06:55 AM   #2
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Wow, nice handy-work!



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Old 09-12-2009, 07:58 AM   #3
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Agreed, nice work

Just curious, can you fit a 5 gallon bucket under the exit chute? The reason I ask is that every once in a while our store will get a customer that wants an entire 50 pound sack crushed. Of course we decided that an employee will do all of the crushing so we set up our barley crusher to simply turn with a corded drill.

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really nice work and craftsmanship. Good job.

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I think it's mandatory that a brew shop have a well made, safe, motorized system. Good job.

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Sweet looking crusher! I want one for my garage!!

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Nice work, great wood working skills.


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Nice job and that is the cleanest HBS I've ever seen!

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looks great! and i agree, not enough dust and debris for that to qualify as a HBS

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I just chronicled my ordeal making a usable, safe, grain mill out of some basic parts from Crankandstein. I think the grinder turned out pretty nice but I spent way too much time on it. Check out the pictures and let me know what you think. I do not recommend this project unless you have loads of free time.

Barley mill for Portland homebrew store.

Someone needs to go into the business making something like this.
Hats off to a very nice wood project, it looks a lot warmer or pleasing to the eye than a painted steel frame especially in that super clean looking LHS.
A couple in my area once looked worse than a public storage area as a store.
Can you get back to this forum with a long term report of the mill under the use in your LHBS store?

I have the twin of your mill but called a Monster Mill with three 2" diameter rollers. At a friends stainless fab shop another business friend came in that owns a steel case hardening business, after looking at my rollers said he would case harden them free no biggie. I believe this will be great not only on the rollers surfaces but also the end journal shafts for long term wear as well extending the bushing life. This on the polished out production grooves in the journals first. I came up with 194 RPM's at the rollers or 101' per minute roller surface speed.


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