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Old 05-05-2009, 01:48 PM   #141
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I got 95% efficiency yesterday with this, so my Mild turned into a Brown
It'll do...


I like all the plastic keeping the grain from flying away.
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Old 05-06-2009, 02:41 AM   #142
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Being fairly new, this is the first reading of this thread for me. I have to be honest with you. It's not that ugly and it doesn't look like a piece of junk either. Good job.

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Old 05-07-2009, 05:39 AM   #143
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Function before beauty wins every time with the end results. Later if you wish you can build a cleaner design to make the bling people happy but this does not increase the quality of the end product. hats off to you for sharing.

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Old 05-07-2009, 06:50 PM   #144
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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-u...tml#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.

edit...you really want to use a heavy duty bucket and lid, NOT a thin cheap homer depot / lowes bucket and lid!!!


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Old 05-07-2009, 06:53 PM   #145
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My name is frolickingmonkey, and I approve the CORONA MILL BUCKET SYSTEM V. 2.0! Nice work, wilserbrewer!

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Old 05-07-2009, 06:56 PM   #146
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That has to be the best design ever....It's the perfect solution to keep grain from flying!

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Old 05-07-2009, 06:59 PM   #147
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That's fantastic! Have you weight tested the hopper yet? My only concern would be that it looks like it could tip over pretty easily.

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Wilserbrewer, that is bad-ass.

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The big question for me is how much grain can you mill before you need to stop and empty the crushed grain? How do you know when the lower bucket area is full?

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That's fantastic! Have you weight tested the hopper yet? My only concern would be that it looks like it could tip over pretty easily.

Oh its sturdy, as sturdy as any mill on a bucket (B/C hint). The weight of the Corona mill keeps it firmly planted. The water bottle hopper snaps in fairly aggressively and will only come out w/ a hefty tug. Not saying that some drunk bast-rd couldn't knock the whole thing over and spill a batch of grist. Kind of hard to design around those parameters!!
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