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Old 08-11-2010, 03:52 PM   #1
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As some of you know I am opening a taproom and small brewery here in Eagle. I am building a new system and planning on 3bbl brew days. Well my pasta maker grain mill just doesn't seem to fit into that plan.

So I bought a barebones JSP mill. I got the hardened rollers, hardened gear option, and had them throw in some 1/2 bushings to fit the pully I purchased. My plan is to have a hopper that will fit about 50# of grain. I did not do any scientific planning for this. I just went with what looked good. I think in the end it will actually hold about 75#. I should know in a day or two.

I hope to finish the project today, but here are some pics of the progress so far.









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Old 08-11-2010, 03:55 PM   #2
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Is it just me or does the belt tension seem super loose?



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It is not mounted yet. I was just measuring and figuring out where the final mounts will be in that picture. The motor will be adjustable so I can tension the belt. All these pictures are of rough cuts and getting ideas for placement.

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I had the same thought...

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Did you plan on putting a guard around the belt and wheels? It would suck pretty bad to get something stuck in there by accident, especially a hand/finger.

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Did you plan on putting a guard around the belt and wheels? It would suck pretty bad to get something stuck in there by accident, especially a hand/finger.

Yeah the wire rack came with 4 shelves. I am going to use the extra shelf and attach it so it covers the belt and pully area. It will also be against a wall so the pullys and gaurd will be facing the wall and the switch and dumping will be from the other side.
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osha and your insurance company will like to see that belt and pulley covered from all sides.

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I will be sure to have osha and my insurance company there to inspect

Wow I suppose I should not have posted this thread. Not one person has even cared to comment on the mill itself. Just its lack of whatever you all think will not be there. Well That is why this is a project thread. It is not finished. How about saving the you are going to die and that will not work until it is finished.

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Man, you're going to die...that thing will never work.



Seriously though, that looks pretty good. Is this going to mount above the MLT or stand alone?

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done for... all the grain will get caught in the belt and a black hole will appear there and all of colorado will be sucked in it for good...

did you have to cut out sections of that top shelf to get the hopper sides in or did the shelf come like that? i'm sure this will be a malt grinding monster once finished.



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