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Old 04-13-2013, 12:55 PM   #1
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Hello Folks.

I got a brand new Monster Mill 2 and it has greasy residue in the hopper and also some metal dust on the roller, I guess from machining.

Any recommendation for cleaning? Any special cleaning agent or other measure that may prevent damage to the equipment?

It is my first mill and I don't want to screw it up, but I also don't want metal shavings in my first batch of grain.

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Old 04-13-2013, 01:59 PM   #2
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For the metal shavings, I'd use either clean compressed air or a clean paint brush. Did your hopper come assembled? Mine was flat packed; I don't recall any residue, but that can be wiped off with a paper towel. If its persistent, I'd maybe use a bit of rubbing alcohol on another paper towel, followed by a dry wipe. Run a few pounds of sacrificial grain through a couple of times before your first use.

 
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:00 PM   #3
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I use paint brush and occasionally air compressor to clean my MM2.

Never used any clean agent.
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:00 PM   #4
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I recently bought a MM2 as well. What I've read is you want to run a pound or so of grain (cheap grocery store bought oatmeal works) to get the metal shavings off the knurled rollers.

I would think any cleaner would work on the hopper. Just make sure everything is dry so it doesn't rust.

 
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Old 04-13-2013, 04:11 PM   #5
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Stale Cheerios from the cupboard work great too.

 
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:43 PM   #6
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Thanks guys!

 
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