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Old 03-25-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
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Meaning there isn't a slave roller. I am so done with the slave roller not drawing grain in between the rollers when I go to Maris, etc.

Anyone?

 
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:36 PM   #2
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there are two:

Malt Mill with gear option
http://schmidling.com/maltmill.htm

Mash Master MiniMill
http://www.mashmaster.com/p/4571858/...rain-mill.html

I'm in the same boat as you, tired of tinkering with my mill each and every time. I'm leaning toward the mashmaster, it looks like a well engineered setup and made to take a motor.

 
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:37 PM   #3
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It would require both to have axles that extend out of the blocks on the non-driven side and have gears on them. It's probably cheaper to go with the Monster Mill MM2-2.0 which shouldn't have problems. The larger roller diameter negates the slave slipping problem.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
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there are two:

Malt Mill with gear option
http://schmidling.com/maltmill.htm

Mash Master MiniMill
http://www.mashmaster.com/p/4571858/...rain-mill.html

I'm in the same boat as you, tired of tinkering with my mill each and every time. I'm leaning toward the mashmaster, it looks like a well engineered setup and made to take a motor.
Excellent, thank you!

 
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:06 PM   #5
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With a little Alabama engineering, you can easily add 3 sprockets and a chain(or is you have enough room just 2 gears).
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Old 03-25-2012, 07:25 PM   #6
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You are most likely getting rocks in there, every time I use MO I will have to dig rocks out of the mill rollers, just a quick fix, but a pain in the A$$ none the less, just a heads up in case you didnt know what was causing the problem, it took me a while to figure it out, good luck.

 
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:51 PM   #7
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You are most likely getting rocks in there, every time I use MO I will have to dig rocks out of the mill rollers, just a quick fix, but a pain in the A$$ none the less, just a heads up in case you didnt know what was causing the problem, it took me a while to figure it out, good luck.
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:00 PM   #8
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Huh, I've never had this problem. I guess I'm just lucky.

 
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:07 PM   #9
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I have a Shmidling (aka JSP aka Malt Mill) and it's a workhorse. I bought it used from a VERY active LHBS in Tampa, so it got a LOT of use there. I've run about 1,000,000 pounds of grain through it. It has never faultered or given me a reason to mess with it. Just wow.

It only has one driven roller; the other is passive. I think Schmidling makes one that is geared between the rollers, but I can't imagine what that would accomplish after the years of success with this model.
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I have a Shmidling (aka JSP aka Malt Mill) and it's a workhorse. I bought it used from a VERY active LHBS in Tampa, so it got a LOT of use there. I've run about 1,000,000 pounds of grain through it. It has never faultered or given me a reason to mess with it. Just wow.

It only has one driven roller; the other is passive. I think Schmidling makes one that is geared between the rollers, but I can't imagine what that would accomplish after the years of success with this model.
A million pounds of grain? That's ~100,000 5 gallon batches (admittedly lower OG batches, but...). How long have you been brewing, and what size batches?

 
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