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Old 04-22-2012, 07:59 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning a grain mill?

I just got done with my first all-grain batch that I milled myself. My question now is what should I do with the grain mill? Should I clean it with soap and water or would that perhaps lead to oxidation issues? This is a cheap corona mill so that's why I worry.

For now I just put it back in the box. What should I do?

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Old 04-22-2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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I just tear mine apart once a year and lube the rollers. No worries.


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Old 04-22-2012, 08:38 PM   #3
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Just remove the hopper, get a stiff bristle brush, and brush off any grain/flour. Avoid soap and water...especially if it's not stainless steel.

Edit: looks like you've got two posts going on
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I use my shop vac
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No need to use any kind of liquids. I use a shop vac as well. Just keep them relatively clean and that's all you need to do.
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You could try doing what I do....nothing. A little grain dust wont hurt anything IMHO. If it makes you feel better dust it off with a clean brush...all kidding aside I do this occasionally.

Keep it in a dry place if possible to avoid rust....don't worry, unless you leave it out in the rain...I doubt you can damage a corona.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:26 AM   #7
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You could try doing what I do....nothing. A little grain dust wont hurt anything IMHO. If it makes you feel better dust it off with a clean brush...all kidding aside I do this occasionally.

Keep it in a dry place if possible to avoid rust....don't worry, unless you leave it out in the rain...I doubt you can damage a corona.
Just what I wanted to hear. Less work is always good with me.
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I just use my air compressor to blow all the dust out. You can mill some rice to clean it out too


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