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Old 11-30-2008, 01:36 PM   #31
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Wow- that's looking good Revvy. I'm glad that you have found a use for the corona mill. My barley crusher works great- I ran some grain though it to see how the crush was with the factory settings, but I haven't brewed yet. I'm hoping to on Wednesday this week.

My crushing station is uglier than yours- but I do have a nice shiny BC sitting on a bucket. I'll try to take a picture when I crush on Tuesday night.

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Old 11-30-2008, 02:48 PM   #32
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Holy BFD! Wonder when that was made... Looks good though! Personally I would do something to seal the wood, just in case you are storing it somewhere it could soak up moisture.
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:34 PM   #33
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I don't use them anymore, but my porkert was what got me started into AG brewing and I loved it. I only moved to a monster mill because I fell into a nice motor and some birthday money. Here is my ugly junk setup!



Here it is upgraded to control some of the mess, as you can see it still got covered in dust so I ended up throwing a garbage bag over the entire works so I could avoid having to wear a respirator.

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Old 11-30-2008, 03:39 PM   #34
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I don't use them anymore, but my porkert was what got me started into AG brewing and I loved it. I only moved to a monster mill because I fell into a nice motor and some birthday money. Here is my ugly junk setup!



Here it is upgraded to control some of the mess, as you can see it still got covered in dust so I ended up throwing a garbage bag over the entire works so I could avoid having to wear a respirator.


Yeah Brad, you're was one of the first setups I found when I was searching for info on it....Your and booboos, and the guy that has a page on tweaking croronas off site.
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Do any of you have pictures of the gap in your plates? All the picts I've seen shows the blast shield on...nothing with the gap in the grinding plate.

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Old 11-30-2008, 04:19 PM   #36
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How do you use yours? Yesterday was the first time I used mine and knew half way through the grain, that I needed to rig something a little more stable up...hence the...oh geez, I need to name it or something don't I?
I have mine clamped to a piece of steel and grind into a bucket with a garbage bag over the whole thing so that I don't lose any grain. I use a 5 gallon plastic water bottle with the bottom cut out as a hopper and a 1/2 inch chuck drill... (I have burned up a couple of 3/8 chucked drills to the point of smoking)

As far as my grind, I grind 1/3 granules, 1/3 husk, 1/3 flour.
I Batch sparge (because I am basically lazy) but I sparge painfully slow (2 hours).

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Old 11-30-2008, 04:56 PM   #37
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Revvy,

The way my mill is adjusted, the gap in the grinding plates is almost nill, maybe the width of a credit card. Running the milll empty at the end of a run, the plates will actually clack together intermittantly. I believe some of the crushed grain actually exits via the grooves b/w the plates??

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Old 12-01-2008, 12:16 AM   #38
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i just tighten mine until i don't see any uncrushed grains then back off 1/4 turn.
i usually get into the 80's for effeciency.
30 minutes grinding each brew day by hand is good excercise for my bad rotator cuff

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Old 12-01-2008, 01:06 AM   #39
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Wow- that's looking good Revvy. I'm glad that you have found a use for the corona mill. My barley crusher works great- I ran some grain though it to see how the crush was with the factory settings, but I haven't brewed yet. I'm hoping to on Wednesday this week.

My crushing station is uglier than yours- but I do have a nice shiny BC sitting on a bucket. I'll try to take a picture when I crush on Tuesday night.

Why didn't you try to use it Yoop?
I get it, you must be one of those "rich city folk"

I thought about getting a roller mill, but with 83% efficiency why change
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:12 AM   #40
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Yep Revvy...

That sure is purty...

Purty damn ugly...

Welcome to the club.

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