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Old 10-29-2012, 11:21 PM   #1
Bricks41
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I just tried to use my mill for the first time. I had it set to about .35 but when I had the drill running, the mill was not pulling any grain through. It wasn't until I increased the gap to around the .53 mark, on the mill itself, would it start chewing grain.

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Old 10-29-2012, 11:44 PM   #2
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What speed are you using you drill at. I think for small homebrew mills you really want to get it down to 200 rpm. I am stuck usings a 600 rpm drill with my DIY mill (the knurl is not a knarly as the off the self mills), and I need to "start" it by turning the drill's chuck and free roller together untill some grain gets drawn into the gap, then I can start the drill and it will continue to draw malt through until the hopper is empty. I think my issue is due to the smother rollers and speed of the drill and the grain just "slids" over the rollers rather than "sticking" and getting pulled in.

 
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:48 PM   #3
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Don't know exactly the speed but I've gone slow, wide open and everything in-between. I'll mess with it later in the week but will be crushing 24 lbs for Saturday, so I would prefer to figure it out sooner lol. Did eventually get 1.5 lbs done in short order once it started grabbing grain.

 
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