Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Other > Blender motor ideas?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-02-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
BoulderBayBrewing
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 34
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Blender motor ideas?

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?

Cheers!


__________________
On Deck: Saison, Blonde Ale and Gluten-Free Ale
Primary:
Secondary:
Bottled/Conditioning:
Drinking:
BoulderBayBrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 03:01 PM   #2
wilserbrewer
BIAB Expert Tailor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
 
wilserbrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Jersey Shore, Jersey
Posts: 8,079
Liked 790 Times on 633 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BoulderBayBrewing View Post
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.


wilserbrewer is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 05:04 PM   #3
beaksnbeer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
beaksnbeer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: New Port Richey, Florida
Posts: 2,831
Liked 494 Times on 328 Posts
Likes Given: 67

Default

Make large stir plates?
__________________
Quote:
Home of the 12 Tap keezer
beaksnbeer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 05:08 PM   #4
slatorian
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Baltimore, MD
Posts: 40
Default

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.
__________________
Planning: -a spring beer
-Beached Whale IPA
-a lager
In Primary:
Bottled: -Bombshell Blonde
-dark amber
-hefeweizen

Go Hokies!
slatorian is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 07:44 PM   #5
day_trippr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Stow, MA
Posts: 13,260
Liked 1785 Times on 1418 Posts

Default

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...

Cheers!
day_trippr is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 11:46 AM   #6
ChuckO
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ChuckO's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Keyrock, WV
Posts: 976
Liked 109 Times on 86 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

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.
ChuckO is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 01:39 PM   #7
BoulderBayBrewing
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 34
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Thanks for the input! I never really thought about the noise!
__________________
On Deck: Saison, Blonde Ale and Gluten-Free Ale
Primary:
Secondary:
Bottled/Conditioning:
Drinking:
BoulderBayBrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 02:24 PM   #8
scutiger
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
scutiger's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Greenville, South Carolina
Posts: 155
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

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.
scutiger is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 02:54 PM   #9
AndrewD
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 289
Liked 49 Times on 33 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by scutiger View Post
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.
AndrewD is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 04:33 PM   #10
txinga
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Woodstock, GA
Posts: 85
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

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.


txinga is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools



Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS