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Old 01-04-2014, 01:31 AM   #451
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What's your crush look like? I've heard of a lot of guys running a.045 gap and getting really great efficiency.

 
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:35 AM   #452
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There's no standard roller knurling.
One mill's ".039" may be another mill's ".046", etc, when the crush is examined...

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Old 01-04-2014, 06:22 PM   #453
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What's your crush look like? I've heard of a lot of guys running a.045 gap and getting really great efficiency.
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There's no standard roller knurling.
One mill's ".039" may be another mill's ".46", etc, when the crush is examined...

Cheers!


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Old 01-07-2014, 03:29 AM   #454
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I used a garage pushcart from HF, a Champion juice motor from flea mrkt for $7, a 12" pulley from grainger, etc but works great. Sorry for the quality, just used pic from phone. I don't have reverse but used a board with door hinges to mount the motor - the weight allowed for rocks that go thru. Mounted the motor w/ bolts & wing nuts to adjust tension as needed.

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Old 01-15-2014, 08:15 AM   #455
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Here's an easy way to improve the crush quality:
http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php...t_Conditioning

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Old 01-15-2014, 01:22 PM   #456
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Here's an easy way to improve the crush quality:
http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php...t_Conditioning
Ya I've been reading on that....
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:37 PM   #457
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The efficiency gain from malt conditioning is negligible (also known as not worth the added effort). It does have some other benefits (as listed in the referenced article), though.

 
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Old 01-17-2014, 04:42 AM   #458
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This is a table I built 30 years ago in woodshop. Makes a good hideaway mill






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Old 01-18-2014, 10:28 PM   #459
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If your shop teacher could see you now!!

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Old 01-20-2014, 09:02 PM   #460
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Couple of posts in this thread really helped me with inspiration, so I figured I'd return the favor. That's a lovejoy (spider) coupling into a 90 drill adapter which puts the center of mass close enough to the mill opening that a single bucket can hold the setup. That motor is the 107.5 rpm/30 inlb model. I tested a cardboard restrictor plate first, but it wasn't necessary. I drilled a 1" hole in the corner (covered by lid) so I can hang the whole setup from a bicycle hook into a ceiling joist. wiring diagram
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