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Old 02-25-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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I've been doing extract/steeping grain home brew for almost a year, and it's time to move to partial mash & all grain. I bought a Victoria mill to grind steeping grains, so to start with it is what I'll use for grinding grain. I have seen a few set ups like this on here, so I decided to give it a try. So with a half-a**ed plan I cut a notch in the bucket so the mill would sit closer to the inside of the bucket better and clamped the mill to a piece of scrap 2x6, set it on top and traced the bucket outline. I cut it out so the top of the 1x6 would sit flush with the top of the bucket.


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Old 02-25-2012, 06:56 PM   #2
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I used a 5"-4" reducer for a grain chute into the bucket with the edge notched to get it to set as close as possible to the mill. I was going to run screws through the sides of the bucket, but I wanted the top to be removable. I drilled pilot holes and used plastic screw anchors and screws for the mounting board to rest on- not sure how much weight it will support, but it seems fairly sturdy. I cut the lid out so it will fit over the mounting board to keep dust in. The last pic is of the bottom of the mill.


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Old 02-25-2012, 06:59 PM   #3
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good job!
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:02 PM   #4
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Here is how it looks all together- gonna start out using the hand crank to get in shape for golf season (blatant lie- after knocking down the wist list definitely gonna invest in a drill to run it). Also looks like I need to straighten my Guinness print! Cheers!
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