Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Barley Crusher Crank
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-26-2011, 09:12 PM   #1
Ketchepillar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 239
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default Barley Crusher Crank

Just got my new Barley Crusher from N. Brewer. The crank was difficult it get on, but I was able to do it. Now I want to take it off to test out the drill and it won't budge. Anyone else had this issue? I don't want to start whacking away with a hammer to get the damn thing off.


__________________
Up Next: Coffee Stouts, Brett Beers, More Sours, Quad, Brown
Primary: Sour
Secondary: Sour
On Tap:
Bottled: The Queenella Dugbe RIS, Avlan RIS,
Ketchepillar is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 09:15 PM   #2
Golddiggie
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Golddiggie's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Between here and there, and everywhere
Posts: 12,063
Liked 483 Times on 423 Posts
Likes Given: 266

Default

Not used the crank on my BC, since I put my drill to it from the start (ran about 26# through it the first time I used it, no way was I doing that by hand)... I do think I saw a set screw on the end that goes onto the shaft... I would imagine that if you lined it up properly, and loosened the screw up, it would move on/off the shaft pretty easily... If you didn't do it proper the first time, it might take some effort to get it off now... Just be careful with it... IF you use a hammer, I'd go with either a plastic headed one, or rubber mallet... You might do well using a large screwdriver's handle to tap it off...


__________________
Hopping Tango Brewery

跟猴子比丟屎 ・ Gun HOE-tze bee DIO-se

On Tap: Caramel Ale, Mocha Porter II, MO SMaSH IPA
Waiting/Carbonating: 12.5% Wee Honey II, 8.9% Old Ale, English Brown Ale, Lickah ESB, Mocha Porter II
Fermenting
K1:
K2: Epic mead
K3: TripSix
On Deck: Caramel Ale
Aging:mead
Mead [bottled]:Oaked Wildflower Traditional, Mocha Madness, Blackberry Melomel, maple wine
Golddiggie is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2011, 11:03 PM   #3
Catt22
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,000
Liked 63 Times on 59 Posts
Likes Given: 51

Default

Use some penetrating oil on the shaft/crank then gently tap the handle collar with a small hammer while attempting to wiggle or move the handle. Once you get the handle to move a little you can get it to slide off the shaft. Gentle tapping won't do any harm, but whacking it hard certainly could. Go slow and easy and it will come off. As a last resort, you can try heating the handle collar with a propane torch. The idea is to make the collar expand a little so it won't be such a tight fit. Try to avoid overheating the connection as that can make the problem worse. Remove any set screws entirely.
Catt22 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2011, 01:56 AM   #4
chezhed
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Mission, TX
Posts: 540
Liked 37 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default

I had the same problem. A little penetrating oil and gentle taps and off it finally came. Emailed them and complained....told to file down the shaft for future use. I sanded it down....but now it's irrelevant since I motorized mine.
__________________
Green Bay Packers - 13 Time World Champions
______________________________________
Jygomundi Brews
www.rgvbrew.com
chezhed is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2011, 03:18 AM   #5
enkamania
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 390
Liked 23 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

Just got mine today and was wondering the same thing. The bigger problem I have, is the base came broken. Like Christmas without batteries
enkamania is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2011, 08:48 PM   #6
erikhild59
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: griswold, ct
Posts: 336
Liked 7 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Yeah I had the same problem. I had to use my xlarge adjustable on the shaft between the mill and the handle,gently beating the **** out of it with a hammer.G'luck

ps; use a drill


erikhild59 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
barley crusher THEDIETZ Equipment/Sanitation 21 03-21-2011 04:39 PM
Barley Crusher Wino24 Equipment/Sanitation 4 09-25-2010 05:12 PM
New Barley Crusher Wade E Equipment/Sanitation 7 04-24-2010 01:22 PM
What's your gap on your barley crusher? Yooper Equipment/Sanitation 42 08-05-2009 07:42 PM
Barley Crusher is on the way... jajabee Equipment/Sanitation 10 06-16-2009 08:18 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS