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Old 01-26-2007, 03:51 AM   #11
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Just rig it up,McGyver style.I had to drill a hole in the shaft just in front of the washer(spacer?)and put a pin through it to maintain the proper distance between the plates.I did away with the crank and chuck the shaft end into the drill.It was chewing up the shaft threads so i put a couple wraps of duct tape on it.I might need to use the crank again sometime so I don't want to ruin the threads.
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Ahhh, gotcha. I'll give it a shot! Thanks.

 
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Old 01-26-2007, 09:27 PM   #12
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I've had a Corona style mill (that I bought from Northern Tool), sitting in my basement that I haven't tried to use yet.

Other than using a drill, are there any other mods, or do you have any tips for using it to grind grain?

One of these days I'll have to buy a pound or two just to try it out before committing an entire batch to it

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Old 01-26-2007, 10:06 PM   #13
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I bought a really large funnel and increased the hopper size on my porkert. I can get 3KG of grain in at one time now. The original capacity was 1KG at most. I just cut the cone off the funnel and used some self-tapping screws to attach to the existing hopper.

 
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Old 01-26-2007, 11:30 PM   #14
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Other than using a drill, are there any other mods, or do you have any tips for using it to grind grain?
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You may need to space out between the adjustable plate where the wingnuts are. You can see where I did that with mine. The flat washer is seen just above the u shaped cut in my sheet metal of my funnell.
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...er/hops009.jpg

I did that on advise I got from another brew board.
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Old 01-27-2007, 12:14 AM   #15
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I finally got my Barley Crusher today that SWMBO promised to get me for Christmas. The label says "A Homebrewer's Best Friend"

Very cool. The base as 3 rubber feet that fit inside a standard 5 gallon bucket, plus you can set it on a table since the rollers are above the wood base. I'm stoked. My bulk grain order will arrive next week. Time for another batch of Haus Pale Ale. Total cost this time: $7.95 for 5 gallons.


 
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Old 01-27-2007, 12:21 AM   #16
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Wow, that looks like the cats meow alright.
That hopper must hold at least 10# of grain.

Merry christmas....
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Old 01-27-2007, 12:34 AM   #17
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Wow, that looks like the cats meow alright.
That hopper must hold at least 10# of grain.

Merry christmas....
Thanks! It's the 15# hopper. I'm a big guy, so I get the big hopper.

 
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Old 01-27-2007, 12:38 AM   #18
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Ed,that unit is freakin' awesome!I'm soooo jealous .
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Old 01-27-2007, 12:53 AM   #19
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Why is Christmas or birthday always so far away? I really want one of those.

 
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Old 01-27-2007, 01:15 AM   #20
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Why is Christmas or birthday always so far away? I really want one of those.
yeah, I know. I got a card with a picture in it. She finally got around to ordering it and it arrived today. Christmas in January! Whoo Hoo.

I looked at Crankenstein and others and this impressed me as the best value. It comes with a lifetime warranty, so it's the only one I'll have. I'll be building a table with a motor when the Brew Shed becomes a reality.

 
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