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Old 01-02-2013, 08:17 PM   #11
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......or you could ditch the 7 lb. hopper all together and build your own out of wood like I did. Link below. Good luck!

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/hopp...1/index12.html

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Old 01-03-2013, 12:39 AM   #12
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Did you have to adjust your crush after making this mod? Seems there would be more downward pressure which might affect the crush somewhat. Like this mod and may attempt same when I get a chance.

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Old 01-03-2013, 01:23 AM   #13
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Did you have to adjust your crush after making this mod? Seems there would be more downward pressure which might affect the crush somewhat. Like this mod and may attempt same when I get a chance.
Why would a few pounds more do anything? Seriously, we're not talking about hundreds of pounds of pressure per square inch increase here. I can't see an increase of <100# of grain capacity making any difference with a quality mill.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:57 AM   #14
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Did you have to adjust your crush after making this mod? Seems there would be more downward pressure which might affect the crush somewhat.[...]
Nope, no change to the gap setting needed. There really wasn't any change in performance with the hopper extension, even the motor noise sounds the same...

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Old 01-09-2013, 05:14 PM   #15
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Thanks for this!

I will be adding this to mine as well after motorizing it!

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I posted THIS awhile ago.

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