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Old 05-11-2013, 01:31 AM   #21
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So, am I the only one that tightens the MM2 up to 0.024"?
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:45 AM   #22
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Thanks for the feedback. I will tighten down this weekend and post again.

I've been pretty frustrated trying to get it right. I got the mill for Christmas and haven't been able to brew until recently due to complications from a surgery that screwed up my ability to do any lifting. I'm eager as hell to get this mill dialed in and brew again!
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:26 AM   #23
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I had back surgery a few years ago and brew days used to be an exercise in cognitive dissonance ...love to brew but could barely walk by the time I got everything cleaned up. I finally broke down and bought a pump. I could not be happier now that all that heavy water and wort gets moved without me picking it up! And the mill will be a godsend once you get it dialed in.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:25 AM   #24
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I appreciate all of the feedback fellas. Here we go for the third time.

.035 with the thumbscrews tightened down with pliers.
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Be careful removing the thumbscrews and replacing with bolts - I had a problem where the ends of the thumbscrews had deformed against the adjustment knobs, so that when I removed them they trashed the threads on the way out. If I were buying a MM today, I wouldn't even use the thumb screws. Go out and get the hex bolts so that you can start with a good screw that never has to be fully removed once you start using it, since I think the ends of the screws are always going to get deformed against the hardened knob
I noticed that one of the thumbscrews backed out very difficultly today. Sounds like I might have the same problem. How did you deal with it?

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Old 05-13-2013, 02:05 AM   #26
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Crush is looking muuuch better, sir!
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I thought the thumbscrews came tapered on the ends. Maybe I'm failing at visualizing but how do they burr the threads?
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I noticed that one of the thumbscrews backed out very difficultly today. Sounds like I might have the same problem. How did you deal with it?

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Get in touch with them. And I'd recommend not backing the screws all the way out if you don't have to - having a few bad threads at the end isn't a big deal - it's when I backed them all the way out again that I had problems.
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I set my MM2 2.0 to .035 and couldn't seem to get any of the grains to fall through. The roller just spun while the grain sat there. Is there any tricks to get the gap down that low .035 and have the grain crush? Conditioning?
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I set my MM2 2.0 to .035 and couldn't seem to get any of the grains to fall through. The roller just spun while the grain sat there. Is there any tricks to get the gap down that low .035 and have the grain crush? Conditioning?
Any chance your drill is on reverse (if you are using one)?
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