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Old 10-28-2012, 04:52 AM   #1201
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note the zip lock bags that is the key and a stool out of camera it holds over 9 lbs of grain.
brewed today did 9.5 lbs of grain in 8 min for the grind.

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Old 10-28-2012, 10:05 AM   #1202
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My mill set up, done by hand with grains flying all over the place. I prefer this much better than the roller mill grind at the local store.
I love this set up...It's the "lets set up the mill in three minutes w/ whatever is in reach"...the bricks cantilevered off the end of the serving table....sweet.

I prefer this much better than the roller mill worth repeating in light of all the naysayers
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:46 AM   #1203
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Here is my setup:



The hopper can handle about 8 kilo of malt at a time

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Old 10-28-2012, 10:16 PM   #1204
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I really want to find a rustic kitchen cabinet that I can mount the ugly junk in on the right side and allow it to fill BIAB bages on the left. I would love to find an older distressed ouk grain and put the motor and electronics out of sight. Then on brew day lift the lid, piur in a complete grain bill, turn on the switch and remove a BIAB Bag filed and ready to cook into wort. I was thinking of puttting a two tap tower on top and recessing a drain that would flow to the outside and have the Ugly Junk Corona set up inside. When not being used it could double as a kitchen cabinet for food prep or counter top storage, Sounds doable from my point of view. And I like the rustic mid century barn and farm decor which will fit in perfectly in the long run too,
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:08 AM   #1205
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For all the guys/ladies looking for cornona mills that can't get them from ebay or else where try looking for them at Mexican grocery stores I saw one tonight with the kitchen utensils to grind corn it was more expensive but it will hook you up with one.

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Old 10-29-2012, 01:31 AM   #1206
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Do you guys recommend a particular vendor/maker/model of corona mill? There seems to be a lot of variance in pricing

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Old 10-29-2012, 02:04 AM   #1207
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All the mills are pretty much the same build just buy the cheapest and moded it for the application

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Old 10-29-2012, 02:14 AM   #1208
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Thanks guys for all the goods tips - extra washers, drill bits, cutting into the bucket, assorted contraptions for stopping flying debris..

I just put this baby together today. definitely stage 1. seemed to get a good crush however. On my 3rd all grain, still in the equipment accumulation phase.

I am living in china, so I bought this mill from the chinese site called oktoberfest.taobao.com

cost about 20 dollars including local shipping

You can (just about) work this site using Google translate through Chrome. not sure if they'll ship international though.

The mill had a pretty rough finishing, a bit of rust inside, also some sort of oil/grease on the roller/spindle thing inside (the hopper?). Has anyone else seen this? I tried to clean it off as best i could. Then let it dry out in the sun, and cover it with plenty of practice flour...
I assume since its a food product it is normal but who knows in this country..?!

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Old 10-29-2012, 04:20 PM   #1209
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Crush looks good. Make sure you have zero uncrushed grains though. Mine is a bit finer than that, personally.

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Old 10-31-2012, 04:28 PM   #1210
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I rigged mine up in an old 7 gallon bucket and cut the bucket lid so the hopper sticks out about an inch. Powered by a drill. It works great and it cost me $25, just hit 73% on my last batch (2nd all grain batch) and I'm very happy with that. I dont get the arguement that the corona takes long to crush, I did 12# (which I realize isn't a huge grain bill) in about 4-5 minutes.

Thanks to everyone who promotes these mills on the forums, they do a fine job!

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