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Forum: DIY Projects 10-16-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,136
Posted By mullet
This motor is very common for grain mills. I use...

This motor is very common for grain mills. I use one, and I've seen it in various mill build threads. You can directly couple it to the drive roller without using pulleys, sprockets, or...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-14-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By mullet
I have to agree with Revvy. I had a 30 quart...

I have to agree with Revvy. I had a 30 quart turkey fryer with safety bars sort of along those lines to help hold the pot in place. I found the pot a little small for full 5 gallon boils, so I...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 10-11-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 38,892
Posted By mullet
I'll take a code please!

I'll take a code please!
Forum: DIY Projects 10-09-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,322
Posted By mullet
The capacitor in the picture was shipped with the...

The capacitor in the picture was shipped with the motor. Didn't have to buy anything separate, just ordered the motor and it came with the capacitor.

The cabinet, I have no idea. I bought it...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-08-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,322
Posted By mullet
Electrical done, tested, and working! Motor...

Electrical done, tested, and working! Motor turns as expected, lights come on appropriately, no magic smoke released!

I used a connector for hooking up the tail lights of a trailer to connect the...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-08-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,322
Posted By mullet
Now with the electronics mounted, but not...

Now with the electronics mounted, but not connected yet. To cut the 22mm holes for the pilot lights and e-stop switch, I picked up the world's cheapest hole saw. But the top of the cart is covered...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-08-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,322
Posted By mullet
Nah, the MM2 has identical mounting holes top and...

Nah, the MM2 has identical mounting holes top and bottom for the hopper/base. I got the mill/hopper mounted this morning.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g302/mundude2006/2011-10-08112444.jpg...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-07-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,236
Posted By mullet
I wish I'd thought of this. I ordered my motor...

I wish I'd thought of this. I ordered my motor from them and it showed up 6 days later. I bought the couplers locally and I'm waiting 10-14 more days for them to come in now. :(
Forum: DIY Projects 10-07-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,322
Posted By mullet
I agree, the panic button is almost definitely...

I agree, the panic button is almost definitely overkill, but I like the way they look, so I went for it anyway. As for the lights, they are definitely not necessary, but again, think they'll look...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-07-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,322
Posted By mullet
I'll try the motor without the fan after work...

I'll try the motor without the fan after work this evening, but on to the electrical in the meantime. Here is the schematic for what I am planning to do. Please excuse the sloppiness, it was drawn...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-07-2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,322
Posted By mullet
I thought about something like that. Problem is...

I thought about something like that. Problem is I need to gain 3/4" to make it fit with the fan on and I think if I raised the top by that far you'd be able to see the gap over the drawer faces. I...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-06-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,236
Posted By mullet
What most people on here seem to use is called a...

What most people on here seem to use is called a jaw coupling (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaw_coupling) or possibly a spider coupling. You can get them from McMaster if you are in the US, or...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-06-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,322
Posted By mullet
Grain Milling Station Build and Questions

After hand-cranking all of my grain for over a year, I've finally decided to take the plunge and motorize my grain mill.

First off, I needed a stand. I've been down the road of building things...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-05-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,380
Posted By mullet
Do you varnish a wooden mash paddle? Wouldn't...

Do you varnish a wooden mash paddle? Wouldn't that help to keep all the critters from getting into the wood? Or is there too much chance of chemicals from the varnish ending up in the beer?
Forum: DIY Projects 05-24-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,250
Posted By mullet
I'm really not sure of the brand name or even the...

I'm really not sure of the brand name or even the name for the stuff I have in there, it's been so long. But it did come from a Home Depot, so you should be able to find it.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-11-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By mullet
That's exactly what happens, only the tubing I...

That's exactly what happens, only the tubing I have doesn't seem to fit snug enough to be air/liquid tight.




This is what it looks like disassembled:
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Forum: DIY Projects 02-10-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By mullet
What kind of fitting is this?

I was given a plastic Dalex stout faucet for free from a co-worker, and I'm having some trouble getting it set up. It's got some kind of a quick-connect for a hose built right into the end of the...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-16-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,250
Posted By mullet
Thanks for the speedy replies! That is pretty...

Thanks for the speedy replies! That is pretty much the answer I expected, but like I said, I had seen a picture on here where someone just wrapped a keg in this stuff. I guess they might not have...
Forum: DIY Projects 09-16-2010, 03:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,250
Posted By mullet
Camping Cooler

I'm taking a keg to the cabin this weekend, and I'm looking for a way to keep it cool-ish. It's not going to be sweltering here, I live pretty far north. I've decided on some kind of a garbage...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 05-16-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,001
Posted By mullet
Spent grains are kind of like oatmeal... Has...

Spent grains are kind of like oatmeal... Has anyone ever made spent grain meatloaf?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-28-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By mullet
Secondary additions in a beer to be aged

I made a big barleywine sort of beer recently, and the recipe calls for dry hopping with 2oz of EKG and for the beer to be aged for 8 to 12 months.

Should I dry hop for the regular two weeks,...
Forum: General Techniques 04-28-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,374
Posted By mullet
I actually brewed that same recipe two Sunday's...

I actually brewed that same recipe two Sunday's ago.

I'm pretty sure that my mash tun is big enough to hold the whole grain bill needed, but I had the book and the recipe and the time, so I...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-01-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By mullet
Thanks all! That's about what I figured, just...

Thanks all! That's about what I figured, just wanted to make sure before I put in something that might not work the same way, read wrong pressures, explode, etc...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-01-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By mullet
co2 Regulator Question

So I've been putting together a keezer, and the last thing I needed was a co2 regulator. As luck would have it, a buddy of mine had an old one kicking around he was willing to give me. Only problem...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-29-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,678
Posted By mullet
We've put in a couple of brews since I originally...

We've put in a couple of brews since I originally made this post, and we're still not getting real great efficiency.

Here's the last mash we made:

8.8lbs 2-Row
2.2lbs Victory Malt...
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