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Old 11-29-2008, 07:11 PM   #1
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Now that Biermuncher's gone all fancy smancy and glossy magazine quality with his projects, I figured there was a vacancy in the "hack and slash" method of DIY builds.

Yooper so wonderfully gifted me with a corona mill, and I decided to throw together a little "station" for it.

(And before you dis the corona, I betcha don't realize that Charlie Papazian has been using the same Corona Mill he started doing allgrain with and HE gets 87% efficieny...so bite me )

Anyhoo, this is what I came up with.

Living in my loft I have very few tools, and little space for them...about the only power tool I have is a drill.



One of my ubiquitous soysauce buckets is the base of it. The mill sits on a cheap pressboard shelf I got at the hardware that I drilled through with a holesaw. A folger's plastic coffee container is used to keep the grain from flying all over the place (it's glued in place with "amazing goop")



The bucket is notched (using a coping saw) to seat the shelf into.

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While at the hardwarestore getting the shelf and goop I came across this drain thingy....I thought it would make a great hopper...And it did.



The smaller side was a wee bit too large to fit the corona, so I used some gaffer's tape to build it up enought for a snug fit.



And here with the drill in place it's all set to go....



The red of the folgers can and the red of the drill complement each other nicely, don'tja think???

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hey. I've been using a porkert, which is a corona knockoff, for over 3 years now. I have got over 80% efficiency regularly, but knocked it back to 75% because I found it had a better taste due to less astringency from the torn/shredded husks.

I have no plans on getting a new mill either.

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hey. I've been using a porkert, which is a corona knockoff, for over 3 years now. I have got over 80% efficiency regularly, but knocked it back to 75% because I found it had a better taste due to less astringency from the torn/shredded husks.

I have no plans on getting a new mill either.

So what's your milling setup look like?

I still need to do something for the flying bits...I know some users use plastic bags over the front end.
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I'll bring up photoshop and post a pic in a minute

Here it is
http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a357/nflder/?action=view&current=hops009.jpg

http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a357/nflder/?action=view&current=hops006.jpg

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I've since rounded out the plywood so it don't look quite as ugly.

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I remember your pics!!!! Your postings were my inspiration for my build....I actually though about doind something similar with metal that you did, and then I noticed the coffee can was the right height for my mill.

Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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Nice job oh ye great craftsman............

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hey, looks fairly familiar
(post picture here of mine when sober enough to take one)

Only my hopper will hold up to 20 or so lb. of grains. It is a former water cooler jug attached to a quaker oats tub with duct tape of course...

My only advice. Make your shield (folgers can) go a little higher. Depending on your drill you will have a lot of grain fly out of there. I have been using a corded drill lately and the grain flies. Seems to have boosted my efficiency too...

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