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Old 01-30-2012, 09:23 PM   #861
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Tighten until you're scared; then crank it another quarter-turn and try that.
That is exactly what i did this past weekend and got 78% efficiency on a West Coast Amber recipe! I think I found the right setting. Now if I can just find more time to put that baby to work!
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Old 01-31-2012, 01:25 AM   #862
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I had to drop a massive $30.00 on one of these last night. Should be here later this week. I just so happened to have a couple of fermenting buckets that just got taken out of service.



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Old 01-31-2012, 02:26 AM   #863
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autobaun70, if you don't mind me asking, where did you get yours from?

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Old 01-31-2012, 02:32 AM   #864
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autobaun70, if you don't mind me asking, where did you get yours from?
Amazon.com

Here is the link to the same item.

http://www.amazon.com/Weston-Cereal-and-Multi-Grain-Mill/dp/B000T3ML4G/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1327980575&sr=8-4

There were a few for slightly less, but factoring in the supersaver shipping this one came out less expensive. It will be a few weeks before my next brew day (and before I have kegs empty to hold the beer currently in my fermentation chamber) so shipping time was not an issue.

I've figured out that I will be able to make a 10 gallon batch of my house pale for 33 bucks buying bulk grain.
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I've figured out that I will be able to make a 10 gallon batch of my house pale for 33 bucks buying bulk grain.
Now with bulk hops and reusing yeast, you could likely (Walmart humor) rollback that $33 even more
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:06 PM   #866
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I have followed some designs to make my own setup and it works great, now my question is what corded drill to buy? My cordless got the job done but I know its going to wear out fast.

Would this cheap drill from Harbor Freight work for this purpose?
http://www.harborfreight.com/merchandising-promotions/merchandising/january-specials/3-8-eighth-inch-variable-speed-reversible-drill-3670.html

Or would I be better off spending a 10 bucks more and getting this...
http://www.harborfreight.com/merchandising-promotions/merchandising/january-specials/1-2-half-inch-heavy-duty-variable-speed-reversible-drill-3273.html

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i wouldn't trust either of those honestly...
you'll want something like this
http://www.harborfreight.com/power-tools/electric-drills/1-2-half-inch-variable-speed-reversible-d-handle-drill-47991.html
something high torque with the amount of turning pressure required.
i've burned out drills just like that. you'll want to spend about $20 more and have years of service instead of buying new drills.

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i wouldn't trust either of those honestly...
you'll want something like this
http://www.harborfreight.com/power-tools/electric-drills/1-2-half-inch-variable-speed-reversible-d-handle-drill-47991.html
something high torque with the amount of turning pressure required.
i've burned out drills just like that. you'll want to spend about $20 more and have years of service instead of buying new drills.
That is not overkill? I am looking for something decently sized to grind through some grain but if you think its going to burn up, I can spend another $10 no problem. I just wonder because my cordless ryobi worked pretty good for 19 lbs, is it something you worry about burning out over repeated uses?
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maybe someone else can chime in on that issue as well,
i've burned out two other smaller handheld drills (name brand) on the corona mill.

People have success with the smaller handheld drills. However, with it being harbor freight, i wouldn't trust their smaller/cheaper drills. (that first one you posted, people have burned up or did not have the power to turn the mill)

HTH!

with that drill i posted, i've gone through over 200lbs of grain and not even a wink of pain for it.

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maybe someone else can chime in on that issue as well,
i've burned out two other smaller handheld drills (name brand) on the corona mill.

People have success with the smaller handheld drills. However, with it being harbor freight, i wouldn't trust their smaller/cheaper drills. (that first one you posted, people have burned up or did not have the power to turn the mill)

HTH!

with that drill i posted, i've gone through over 200lbs of grain and not even a wink of pain for it.
I trust what your saying, it makes sense to have more power than not enough but I just hate to have a big drill laying around if I don't have to. I am sure I will use the drill for other projects around the house so I will probably just get it anyways. Thanks for your help!


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