CORONA MILL BUCKET SYSTEM V. 2.0
I decided that my Corona mill station needed some upgrading.
I was looking for clean dust free operation for indoor milling, and a larger hopper calibrated so as to avoid the hassle of weighing out
base grains. My original CORONA MILL BUCKET SYSTEM V. 1.0
can be seen here if you have no need for an oversized hopper, http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-ugly-junk-corona-mill-station-90849/index3.html#post981526
Same mounting as before, except the mill is completely
lowered into the bucket. I upsized the bucket to a 6 gallon
for a bit more capacity. Mount the mill about a 1/4" to 3/8"
below the rim of the bucket, so the lid will be snug at the top
of the mill, and actually be pressing down on the mill opening,
yet still snap firmly on the bucket.. Four 1 1/4" drywall screws
through side of bucket secure the 2 X 4 inside bucket (see photo 4).
Drill a 1/4" hole in the bucket lid, centered on the mill opening.
Make about 10 radial cuts w/ a razor knife about an inch long to
accept the hopper. You will need to deform the tabs w/ a pair of
pliers prior to inserting the neck of the bottle. Keep the cuts as small
as possible to retain a nice snug, snap fit of the hopper. Best to use a fairly
heavy duty HDPE lid. This one was from a joint compound bucket, and really
secures the hopper / water bottle.
Lid snaps onto bucket to feed mill
There ya go, dust free milling, 20 lb hopper
Remove the lid and hopper, and dump the grain out the front of the mill bucket, it is a little heavier w/ the mounted mill, but allows indoor milling with zero mess.
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