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Old 02-27-2011, 09:36 PM   #501
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well here is my junk in action!

here is the grind, i did tighten it a bit after this



and here is that part i was talking about, no bolt/cotterpin. so i bought a washer which made it not wobble at all.



i have some brewz mashin as we speak so i'll know my brewhouse numbers after this i hope! although i think i miscounted my grain... whoops! my mash seemed a little thin...
Never seen THAT design before...now we see what you were talking about!!! That actually looks like a better design than most. Let us know what your numbers turn out to be
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:44 PM   #502
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i do no chill brewing (no BIAB, just the no chill part) so i wont know for another day or so, but went smoothly! and the wort smelled absolutely amazing, and was SUPER sugary for only being 9 pounds of grain! so hopefully that is good things to come

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Parts list? please
Love the design, my plate is off maybe an 1/8th" concentric, using your method would make that go away.

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Old 02-28-2011, 04:49 PM   #504
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Not really a parts list unfortunately, my mill came like that (with the nub and no cotterpin) i had just added the washer to the inside of it. (i think it was 1/2" ID, i'll double check when i get home) i'll snap some more pics so you can see how it is assembled though. might give you guys some ideas on how to revamp your mills!
if anyone does want to order one, here is the amazon link
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004444XWO
they said it might vary though so i'm not sure how likely it is ya'll would get the same one.
i couldn't find any pictures across the net of the one i have though, so it might be a fluke or somethin! who knows. but does have "corona" stamped onto it along with "500" under the bowl where the grain goes down into

ALSO! it did come in a different box then what is shown at amazon.. i'll grab some photos of that tonight as well.

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Old 02-28-2011, 06:56 PM   #505
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Not really a parts list unfortunately, my mill came like that (with the nub and no cotterpin) i had just added the washer to the inside of it. (i think it was 1/2" ID, i'll double check when i get home) i'll snap some more pics so you can see how it is assembled though. might give you guys some ideas on how to revamp your mills!
if anyone does want to order one, here is the amazon link
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004444XWO
they said it might vary though so i'm not sure how likely it is ya'll would get the same one.
i couldn't find any pictures across the net of the one i have though, so it might be a fluke or somethin! who knows. but does have "corona" stamped onto it along with "500" under the bowl where the grain goes down into

ALSO! it did come in a different box then what is shown at amazon.. i'll grab some photos of that tonight as well.
Interesting, what holds the collar in place, is there a set screw or something?
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:53 AM   #506
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kinda a set screw, but here are the pics so it all makes sense, seeing as i have the "odd man" corona type mill lol
i did end up with 70% on my first batch with the mill (well 69%, but might as well round up :P ) so all in all, not bad! may tighten it up a bit on the next go around.

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and because i only had large washers layin around from my cooler conversion, i decided to put them to use, and work just fine! plus now my mill has eyeballs...


the marks on the mill itself


the layout so you can see that weird bolt thing (and the washer i got for it, i can't find a measuring tape for it, so i can't get the ID)


and here is the weird bolt without the washer on it so you can see how it connects and how it looks



here is the sample of the wheat beer i made (dogfish head dude, sam something, his blood orange heffe, blood oranges were almost $8 for this batch!) (and don't laugh at the background :P the freddies bag was for the blood oranges and the margarita glasses were for the other samples in primary :P )


and my current beverage of choice? full sails boardhead barleywine... it's very nommy, it's 9% alcohol, but un/fortunately you can't really tell! it's actually very good, very low on hops, non overpowering maltyness, but is a very great barleywine!

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oh and here is the recipe! changed it a bit from DME/LME to all grain and added just a tad more grain along with .5# carapills.

Amount Item Type % or IBU
5.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 57.89 %
3.50 lb Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 36.84 %
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 5.26 %
0.50 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] (60 min) Hops 8.6 IBU
0.50 oz Saaz [4.00 %] (20 min) Hops 4.3 IBU
0.50 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] (10 min) Hops 3.1 IBU
munich yeast (couldn't decide between coopers (my backup and favorite) or munich, but deicided to try a wheat yeast for a wheat beer) hopefully it's not to dubbel or trippel tasting. not my preferred favroite! but i'll cross my fingers

and i peeled the blood oranges and got the meat into about a quart of water along with about 8 oranges... was a little scary and i'll have to watch this one... there is only about 3/4 of a gallon of headroom in the bucket... that is a bit scary

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I'll be getting my mill next week. Whatever variation discount Tommy is selling this time around. I love this thread, and I will be the new generation of ugly milling! I'll post pics once I get it to see what I may have to do to set in my crush.

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Rivenin, Thanks for the info, I like your brewing partner

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no problem! glad i could be of assistance! glad ya like my brewing partner technical rescue dog. Aussie Sheppard and red heeler, her name is chloe, but i refer to her as dumbass alot.

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