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Old 09-02-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
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Hey all,

So recently I've broken two blenders. The plastic piece that makes the blade spin has broken on both. It seems like a waste to through out a perfectly good blender motor.

Any ideas on repurposing these for brewing?

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Old 09-02-2012, 03:01 PM   #2
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Any ideas on repurposing these for brewing?

Cheers!
Repair the blenders and make frozen drinks for refreshment during brew sessions?

Sorry, can't think of other uses for a high speed motor.

 
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:04 PM   #3
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Make large stir plates?
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:08 PM   #4
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gear one down and make a mash stirrer? seems like a possibility to me, that or hook one up to a grain mill. but again, with motors that fast you'd have to gear them down.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:44 PM   #5
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Don't know what it is about blenders that make them so loud, but the last thing I'd want within ear shot of a mellow brew session would be a running blender...

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Old 09-03-2012, 11:46 AM   #6
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Every time I destroy a blender it's because the magic smoke came out of the motor. Never have stripped the coupling to the jar. High speed universal motors are too noisy for me to use.

 
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:39 PM   #7
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Thanks for the input! I never really thought about the noise!
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:24 PM   #8
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Yeah that noise would be annoying. I Don't have any ideas on how to use them, but just wanted to add that those plastic pieces you've describing as being broken are designed to break at a certain point to avoid over-torquing the motor. So if you've broken two recently, maybe you should look into what you're blending.

 
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:54 PM   #9
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but just wanted to add that those plastic pieces you've describing as being broken are designed to break at a certain point to avoid over-torquing the motor.
Buy new drive couplings for your blenders and you've got a perfect use for those motors.

 
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:33 PM   #10
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Yeah those little black plastic couplings are pretty cheap to replace. When I worked at a bar we had a box of replacements ready to go. Only takes a minute to swap them out.

 
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