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Old 12-29-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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I did a search and I couldn't find any specific write-ups (could have just been oversight), so I thought I'd share how I motorized my Victoria Grain Mill using a hand drill. I would assume that the same parts list would work for a Corona Grain Mill, but since I don't have one of those, I can't verify. But after one use and grinding 13# of grain by hand, there was no way I was going to go that route again. :-) Here we go:

Parts List (all from Home Depot):
1 - 12" x 5/16-18 Threaded Zinc Rod (Part Number: 030699170104) - $1.17/each
1 - 5/16" Lockwasher Medium Split (Part Number: 0000-590-832) - $0.17/each
2 - 5/16-24 Hex Nut (Part Number: 0000-721-825) - $0.11/each

Step 1: Remove the hand crank from the mill
Step 2: Thread the Rod into the Crank Screw position (hand tighten)
Step 3: Thread the first Hex Nut onto the other end of the Rod until there is enough room on the rod for another nut
Step 4: Place the lock washer on the rod
Step 5: Thread the second nut onto the rod, tighten firmly with adjustable wrenches



Step 6: Using a 1/2" socket on your drill, you can now have a motorized Victoria Grain Mill!

Here's a Video in Action: http://youtu.be/M8S1ucGekpk
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:18 PM   #2
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Txbrew has offered a free year subscription for write-ups. This is nicely done with pics. It might be worth submitting it.

I used a hex-head bolt for my setup.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:21 PM   #3
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Thanks Dynachrome!

 
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:53 PM   #4
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Here's another video showing the crush. I love this thing!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRbh25qV9mQ

 
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Old 06-19-2015, 03:39 AM   #5
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Just curious how this setup works/worked for you now that it's two years later?

Looks great to me, but I've only done one all grain brew at this point, so I can't speak to how that crush looked.

Anyone else do something similar using this mill, or would you recommend just using a corona mill at this price point?

 
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