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Old 09-12-2012, 07:44 PM   #11
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Thanks, all good points, but then where do you draw the line for torque? I ask because I picked up an absurd motor (from an industrial shredder) for cheap that I was going to eventually hook up to the mill (MM-2).

I had looked at a torque limiter, but at that price I can pick up a smaller motor.




If the yeast were stoned, wouldn't they have better attentuation?
a.) Belt drive and it doesn't matter as much anymore.
b.) If they remember why they are there.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:10 PM   #12
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. . . . . Applies more to bulk buyers more than anything.
We buy in 50lb sacks but not by the train load, never seen a stone, my mill must pass stones like a 80 year old hooker.

The belt will slip if something solid gets in it, don't ask how I know that.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:25 PM   #13
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We buy in 50lb sacks but not by the train load, never seen a stone, my mill must pass stones like a 80 year old hooker.

The belt will slip if something solid gets in it, don't ask how I know that.
In my years I've come across stones in at least 3 sacks, mostly Briess. And have heard from numerous others about stones. Now, i am not talking about an 1.5" class A rock, but pebbles the size of a pea.
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In my years I've come across stones in at least 3 sacks, mostly Briess. And have heard from numerous others about stones. Now, i am not talking about an 1.5" class A rock, but pebbles the size of a pea.
I'll prolly find one tomorrow
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:25 AM   #15
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So it seems like the concensus on this circular saw is to configure a pulley system for a grain mill? Glad to know I was on the right track, thanks!

Another thread in this section of the forum got me thinking about a pulley hoist system to lift my fermenters in & out of the keezer. Same basic principle, I guess, as the grain mill, just vertical. Would need a lot more engineering than the grain mill idea, just for safety purposes.

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Old 09-13-2012, 07:52 AM   #16
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You mean you guys haven't felt the power of a the Benford 3000 grain mill with optimized worm drive powered by a twin piston 150cc 96 octane motor?? We're men, we NEED power!

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Old 09-13-2012, 06:33 PM   #17
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this one? (looks like a four-banger, not a twin)
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I love the idea of a circular saw powered grain mill. Cheap and effective! I was thinking about building one with the old 1/4 HP, 1750 RPM clothes dryer motor I have. Now I might need to scrounge up an old circular saw. More power!

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Old 09-14-2012, 04:23 AM   #19
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Why not just replace the handle nut for your mill with a hex cap bolt, and then tighten your drill chuck on top of the hex cap? If the head would be to big use a hex socket bolt.

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Old 09-15-2012, 01:12 AM   #20
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You could definitely use a PWM controller to throttle it down for a grain mill .

I found this info a while back when I was researching PWM controllers for my BK
http://homedistiller.org/forum/viewt...17383#p6966044
very simple build.

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