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Old 06-07-2010, 06:02 PM   #1
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For my birthday I got the 3 roller monster mill...thanks to my family. It's awesome. The whole thing will be mounted on a sturdy 1/2" board. I am deciding how I want to build the encasing for it and I thought it would be cool if I encased it in plexiglass. Anyone done this?

I could do it easily for the top and the adjustment side, however the other side with no mounting bolts would be trickier. Could I just superglue the plexiglass to the monster mill?



 
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:18 AM   #2
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That sounds great....One thing I recommend buddy is you buy their 11lb hopper....it is a very nice product.



 
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:06 AM   #3
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Could I just superglue the plexiglass to the monster mill?
No.

Well, let me rephrase that - you could, but do you really want to superglue something permanently to that piece of art?

Check out John Beere's EXCELLENT little station. I plan on copying that to the last screw once I get my stainless MM3: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-n...station-73570/

Although doing the hopper out of plexiglass would be badarse!

 
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Unfortunately I don't have the space for one like that. I've already got 2 chest freezers that take up my extra space...I found a mill design online that was made to store inside an ale pail, which is what I plan to do. I need to keep it small and storable.

I emailed Fred at Monster and he suggested using tape, maybe double sided tape instead of the superglue. Mainly just for the reason that it's easier to remove if I need to. I keep this updated and show you guys what I come up with.

 
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:26 PM   #5
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I found a mill design online that was made to store inside an ale pail, which is what I plan to do.
Linky please?

 
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:41 PM   #6
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http://www.slobrewer.com/howto/build...se-and-hopper/

Took a little searching, but I finally found it again lol...it's designed for someone trying to conserve space...I'm having a hard time storing all my beer and freezers, figured a large grain mill and hopper would be the last thing I need lying around. I think this guy did a nice job and had a great idea.

 
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:05 PM   #7
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not finished but you could do something like this. I recently got the hopper from him so I had to remount the mill on top. I'll have to retweek some things but it does work pretty good for now.





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No.

Well, let me rephrase that - you could, but do you really want to superglue something permanently to that piece of art?

Check out John Beere's EXCELLENT little station. I plan on copying that to the last screw once I get my stainless MM3: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-n...station-73570/

Although doing the hopper out of plexiglass would be badarse!
Velcro the plexi plates to the sides, cheap simple and removable for cleaning or service.
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:02 PM   #9
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I emailed Fred at Monster and he suggested using tape, maybe double sided tape instead of the superglue.
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Velcro the plexi plates to the sides, cheap simple and removable for cleaning or service.
Here is one more idea.
You can buy them in any size and shape.







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Old 06-10-2010, 01:22 AM   #10
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I build a top/frame for my 2 roller mill. It fits in a 5 gallon bucket and I use another bucket for a hopper. The buckets stack, and the mill and drill both fit in the top bucket.

I'll post pics when I get home next week.

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