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Old 04-22-2013, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default Herms system/pump cart/Grain mill fabrication

Well I have made some strides with the system I am putting together and figured it was as good a time as any to put some pictures up and get some input. Always looking for input/advice!

First off here is the stand/sanke fabrication thus far, lots to do still!

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Kegs Drilled

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Stand Built

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Fittings Welded/Sight Glasses in

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Nice! Looks great.
Did you make that top to the stand?

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Here is some more progress on my grain milling station.
We had an old counter top kicking around so I figured may as well use it for the grain milling station with the crankandstein 3D roller mill.

I really wanted to bottom mount the mill and didn't want to use pulleys and belt drive the mill so I rigged it up slightly UN-traditionally using a Canadian Tire sale hammer drill (5 year exchange warrant, so when I burn it out can just grab a new one and re mount!). I then wired in a switch that powers a receptacle under the tabletop that the drill is plugged into. A zip tie on the trigger at the right speed and it runs like a dream.

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Roughed in the location for the drill

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Mounted the flange I made and the mill itself

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Mounted the drill and completed the wiring

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Mounted the hopper to the table top

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Nice! Looks great.
Did you make that top to the stand?
Yes I did, had some stainless sheeting laying around the barn so I cleaned it up and made a couple tops on the bender!
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Here is the last of what I have done up until now!

This is the pump cart I built with two March 809-PL-C pumps as well as a 40 plate chiller as well as the system up to date. Still lots to do, now comes electronics/computerization using the BCS system and relays. Will be electric mash and HLT and a direct fired kettle.

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Start of the pump cart, bent up some stainless scrap I had laying around and mounted to ply.

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Castors in!

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Added the wort chiller mounted on some painted steel I bent up

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Fittings Installed and ready to rock

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System Up to Date, still lots to do

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Sweet job with the table tops.

I don't know why I never thought of using a zip tie or something along that lines for my drill, at the right speed. I could add a switch as you did and BAM.
I did this same thing with other projects in the past, never came to mind when using the drill on my mill. Thanks for the memory jog!

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Looks great! Impressive build!

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Sweet job with the table tops.

I don't know why I never thought of using a zip tie or something along that lines for my drill, at the right speed. I could add a switch as you did and BAM.
I did this same thing with other projects in the past, never came to mind when using the drill on my mill. Thanks for the memory jog!
Actually the drill/zip-tie/switch setup works significantly better than I ever thought it would! Starts no problem with 50lbs of grain in the hopper.
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Had some time this weekend and got the floor and gutter in place!
This is on the second floor of our barn and drains down into totes where I will let it settle and correct the ph and use it to drip irrigate my hops

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