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Old 07-17-2012, 01:28 PM   #1
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I found this in my bucket after I used the mill. Is this a critical part in the mill or no need to worry?



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Old 07-17-2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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There is documentation that comes with your BC that says the o-ring might wear off and if it does not to worry about it. I just got mine, hasnt worn off yet but Im keeping an eye out for it.



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Old 07-17-2012, 02:47 PM   #3
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Nope, it's unneeded Be thankful you found it in the bucket, I actually boiled mine for 60 minutes...beer tasted a little interesting but acceptable I suppose.

 
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:41 PM   #4
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Mine came off about 10 brews ago. I still get a great crush
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:25 PM   #5
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Nope, it's unneeded Be thankful you found it in the bucket, I actually boiled mine for 60 minutes...beer tasted a little interesting but acceptable I suppose.
how did it make it through your mash? haha

 
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:12 AM   #6
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Having disassembled and reassembled my BC a few times I'm fairly certain the o-ring is installed to make it easier for the mill assembler to assure that the otherwise free-spinning roller isn't binding...

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Old 07-18-2012, 02:29 AM   #7
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how did it make it through your mash? haha
I toooootally didn't notice it come off when doing my crush, then while stirring the mash I was like "what the hell is that black thing? Probably a big husk or something..." then I noticed the slight off flavor and the missing o-ring, put two and two together, hehe

Little rubber never hurt no one, right?

But yeah good point it didn't actually make it to boil, thank god, just mashed it for 60 minutes and such hehe, that makes me feel a bit better about ingesting that amount of yuck!



 
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