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Old 02-25-2007, 12:14 AM   #1
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I got my crankandstein all set up and did a test run on some 2-row. How does it look? I want to be sure the gap is good before I run 10 lbs.





By the way, here's how i mounted the 5 gallon water bottle on for a hopper. I used a piece of the plastic from the bottom of the jug to make a slide valve so that i can fill the hopper, start the drill, then release the grain. I just think it's nice to have the roller moving at speed before grain can bind it up.



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Old 02-25-2007, 12:18 AM   #2
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Looks just about right to me.


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Old 02-25-2007, 12:23 AM   #3
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I'm so psyched.. smelling the two row as it got pummeled almost brought a tear to my eye...sniff. Damn I'm sick.
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Old 02-25-2007, 12:25 AM   #4
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Looks perfect!
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Old 02-25-2007, 12:30 AM   #5
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Bobby...I took this pic a while back for someone else who asked...I get 80% eff. with this:



A little more flour than you have there---but yours looks good.
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Old 02-25-2007, 02:15 AM   #6
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Looks like beer-to-be................................That's a great crush!!!
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Old 02-25-2007, 02:29 AM   #7
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I am far from an expert, but it looks a bit coarse. I'd think it to be a good starting point that you could go finer to possibly improve your efficiency in subsequent batches.
I envy you fellas with mills. Looks like a nice setup!
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Old 02-25-2007, 02:35 AM   #8
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Maybe I'll crank in on the adjustment a hair. I'm a little worried about a stuck sparge. Wouldn't be a good first AG experience.
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Old 02-25-2007, 02:38 PM   #9
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Your crush looks very similar to mine.
Comparing your crush to Dude's, and rating them on a scale of 1 - 10; if yours is a 10(coarse), and Dudes is a 1 (fine), then mine would be about 8 or 9. (very nearly as coarse as yours).

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Old 02-25-2007, 03:23 PM   #10
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Ain't that Crankenstein a sweet little machine??? Grinding the grain has become one of the things I look forward to most; in fact, I'm trying to get a buddy of mine to start buying whole grains just so I can grind them for him!

I've dialed mine in a little finer than what you're getting, but I'm not sure it's any better.... I do gett really good efficiencies now.

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