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Old 08-25-2012, 12:25 PM   #1121
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Looks good w/ the plate reinforcement....I'm lazy therefore spaced the screws out at the maximum. Those HD buckets are a bit thin.

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Old 08-25-2012, 06:20 PM   #1122
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Got my corona mill in the mail, and just picked up a 50lb bag of 2-row and a 50lb bag of Vienna. Gonna have to rig me up some ugly junk so I can start milling and brewing!

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Old 08-25-2012, 06:20 PM   #1123
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My own Corona style rig.


Still working on the stand to which it attaches.

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Old 08-25-2012, 07:38 PM   #1124
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My own Corona style rig.

Still working on the stand to which it attaches.
You can't play because that rig is beautiful
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:16 PM   #1125
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If I am currently only using steeping grains, do I even need to rig anything up? I'm only rolling maybe 1-2 lbs worth of grain generally. I just bought this mill as it's cheap and should do what I need it for. My only thing is I may replace that cotter pin, it looks rough and I don't know how good of a job itself doing. I also didn't get a shroud near the wheels.

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Old 08-30-2012, 05:03 PM   #1126
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If I am currently only using steeping grains, do I even need to rig anything up? I'm only rolling maybe 1-2 lbs worth of grain generally. I just bought this mill as it's cheap and should do what I need it for. My only thing is I may replace that cotter pin, it looks rough and I don't know how good of a job itself doing. I also didn't get a shroud near the wheels.
I cut out a milk jug (cut the top off, then cut a slit lengthwise about halfway down) and wedged it over the grinding plates. It does a fine job, FWIW.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:42 PM   #1127
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Got mine in the mail yesterday! Hopefully I'll be putting together some ugly junk for your approval this weekend!

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Old 08-30-2012, 07:13 PM   #1128
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If I am currently only using steeping grains, do I even need to rig anything up?
Only if you want to IMO...if you get a lousy crush, send it through again. When you start w/ AG and larger grain bills, motorizing and setting the mill pays dividends...but for just a pound or so...RDWHAHB

If you are grinding outside, then who really cares about a bit of dust and a few stray flying grain bits...but if you are inside or in a finished basement, making a mess is just more work to clean up, and not a preferred option.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:35 PM   #1129
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:51 PM   #1130
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Besides the feed screw that brad is talking about above..some people also tweek it by adding some washers where the plate is attached by the wingnuts on each side.



I don't know if you can see but the washers are shiny in this picture above.
I like that set-up where the adjuster is all the way in and you just add washers instead. It beats guessing. I have browsed about 11 pages and didn't see the size of those washers, do you recall as I know this thread is dated...? I have a True Value about a mile away.

I also want to get rid of the cotter pin but fear I may F that up so may leave as is for now.

Slowly rigging my mill up. Hope to use it the next time I brew (all I need is steeping grains though).
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