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Old 07-05-2011, 06:55 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by BuzzCraft View Post
Why are you bothering with cleaning your mill at all?

All that's there is residual husk, grain debris, etc. Unless it got heinously filthy and gummed up (which mine has not done in 3 years of use), I just don't see the point. Remember, everything you do with your mill is pre-boil, so there should be no real concern.

Unless you just want to clean something, I'd suggest spending the time cleaning things that matter.
THIS. I've had my Victoria-type Corona mill for going on three years, and I've yet to clean it, other than just to keep the dust from caking up on it.. It's mounted in a bucket (for variations on this method search for the "Ugly Junk" thread), and I just dump everything out after milling. At one point, the grain dust started to cake up on the outside of the mill, so I just brushed it off. Per the post above, I see absolutely no point in washing / drying the mill, since it's all done prior to the hot side.

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Old 07-06-2011, 12:13 AM   #12
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I understand its preboil but,just try to keep it clean anyway. Ill probably just wipe it down.Dont want to really attract mice or that bacteria that thrive on grain dust. i know i know, mouse poop can get boiled too.

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1-2 pounds? That's nothing. I frequently do 15-20lb grain bills in my Victoria mill, by hand.
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I'm still trying to get mine solved, but one thing I do know is that I need a table for it, to keep it mounted.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:14 AM   #15
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We have an entire thread with information on adjusting, motorizing, modding and mounting those style mills, right here.

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