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Old 05-07-2013, 09:48 PM   #1
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Default Fugly But Functional - Corona Mill Station

Hey All - figured I'd post this up for those of us who are not in the least DIY-Savvy, but still like to give it a shot!

Been wanting to mill my own for awhile, picked up a $25 corona mill and a homer bucket and here you go. (pics at bottom)

Step1: massacre a homer bucket. notch the top on one side so a board sits flat, and make an opening in the other.

Step2: cut a hole in a board. attach Corona mill; grocery store bag attached to bottom to direct grains into homer bucket.

Step3: massacre a vinegar bottle for hopper. attach with post office tape.

Step4: is a little tilty, so counter weight on left side with something; random basement wood will do.

What do you think? my efficiency has been unpredictable (from the 60's to the 80's) - - so looking forward to crushing my own to pin down that variable.

Have an Amarillo Pale Ale planned for about 2 weeks; so hopefully I can report back that this mess didn't fall apart after 10lbs. (tests are looking positive).

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Old 05-07-2013, 09:58 PM   #2
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Home brew/Home Depot. Coincidence, I don't think so.

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Looks great, you qualify to post here : http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-ugly-junk-corona-mill-station-90849/

They work great, enjoy!

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Looks great, you qualify to post here : http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-ugly-junk-corona-mill-station-90849/

They work great, enjoy!
Just what I was thinking.
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Yeah, it's truly ugly junk worthy.

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thanks all! yes - that thread (amongst others) is where I've taken my inspiration from;

this is why homebrew rocks so much. my equipment looks like it came out of a trash can, but i'm still making some killer brew!

(btw - you've got to see my converted cooler mash-tun; including several botched drill-thru holes that i've since plugged up)

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Its the most beautiful creation Ive ever seen. i may try to build something like this when i start all grain batches.

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Yeah, get that POS right over to the ugly Corona junk forum and rock on!
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