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Old 07-19-2010, 01:41 AM   #1
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After brewing a IIPA with 16 lbs. of grain crushed by cranking my mill, I finally decided to motorize. I looked at lots of versions with pulleys, but when I saw Rockytoptim's, that's when I decided to do it. Thanks for sharing your information bud! It appears to work like a champ. Next I plan to build an oversized hopper that I can attached and remove with rare earth magnets.
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:10 AM   #2
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Awesome! Wish I was a little handier.. I bet my wife does too..
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:15 AM   #3
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Very nice. I have a malt mill too and I've been wanting to motorize it. What kind of motor is that? What are you using to join the motor to the mill?

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Old 07-19-2010, 02:37 AM   #4
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I got the motor at: https://www.surpluscenter.com/item.a...=1&item=5-1098

and the rest of the items:

3/8" hub no keyway 6408K133
1/2" hub with keyway 6408K713
Buna Spider 6408K74

Here is the product page
http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/116/1163/=7x8sp8


Like I mentioned, I got all the information from Rockytoptim, so credit goes to him. I used a 3 way switch so I could go forward and backward. The motor was a pretty good deal at $40, so that why I finally did it.

 
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:09 PM   #5
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Looks good, glad I could be of help.
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:25 PM   #6
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Nice job... looks good.

 
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:55 PM   #7
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Looks good, but I'm wondering why you have the grain feed chute necked down to such a narrow width. Seems that you aren't taking advantage of the full length of those 10" rollers with the slot only about 1/3rd of that width.

 
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That neck down is stock from JSP. I think it feeds outwards after getting past the chute, but I've never watched that closely.

 
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That neck down is stock from JSP. I think it feeds outwards after getting past the chute, but I've never watched that closely.
Hmmm...I did not realize that the chute was a stock item. I'm sure it spreads out some, but I don't understand why it's just not fed in full width. Maybe that would make the mill too difficult to crank or something.

 
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Hmmm...I did not realize that the chute was a stock item. I'm sure it spreads out some, but I don't understand why it's just not fed in full width. Maybe that would make the mill too difficult to crank or something.
I think that is exactly why... It is VERY hard to start if you have grain in the mill even with the factory opening in the hopper. I think it would be next to impossible if you had grain along the entire length of the rollers.

I always have mine running before adding any grain.

 
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