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Old 12-20-2010, 05:15 PM   #11
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BTW, I load tested my inexpensive BBQ rotisserie motor over the weekend, probably not enough torque for even '5 gal'-14 lbs grain.


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Old 12-20-2010, 05:16 PM   #12
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Hmmmmm...I wonder if I could put two paddles in on each side of my dip tube so I wouldn't need to modify it...I'll have to look into that.


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Old 12-20-2010, 05:20 PM   #13
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BTW, I load tested my inexpensive BBQ rotisserie motor over the weekend, probably not enough torque for even '5 gal'-14 lbs grain.
Go to the scrap yard and get an old windshield wiper motor. I've seen a few people use them. I figure if it's too fast, just attatch a chain and sprocket to reduce the RPM at the paddles. The chain would make hooking up a double paddle system pretty easy for my system.
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:26 PM   #14
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I just found an old motorized ice cream maker on craigslist for $10! That should have the power to mix a big grain bill.
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:38 PM   #15
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The ice cream makers I have are too loud. I'm indoor, stove-top mash.

I guess I could drag a car battery in for the windshield wiper motor, or a 12v transformer...

Like to keep it clean on 120v household.
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:49 PM   #16
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I do have a KitchenAid Stand Mixer:

http://www.kitchenaid.com/flash.cmd?/#/category/230/
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So, is Kitchenaid gona add a new accessory? Food grinder, pasta maker, mash stirrer.


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