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Old 12-05-2007, 04:16 PM   #21
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Oh, I meant I clamp the drill down to the board to keep it from moving and then clamp the button on cuz I don't have a lock on my cordless. I think it takes me 5 minutes to crush 20lbs on the 300 rpm setting so I wasn't about to sit there.



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Old 12-05-2007, 04:18 PM   #22
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I have the 7# model on the way, I figured I'd like the smaller one to take up less space, it isn't hard to pour more grain in the hopper.

Also, for those of you grinding inside....I might suggest moving outside. Grains have a lot of nasties in them, I wouldn't want to be launching all that crap into the air. Owner of my HBS (not at all 'L') knew a guy who ground grain near his HVAC system...basically destroyed his house with mold and other airborne nasties, and all his beer that he fermented in the same room got contaminated. He makes great sour beers now from what I hear.


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Old 12-05-2007, 05:43 PM   #23
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Okay, you jokers have just about talked me into buying myself a nice, shiny, new birthday/Christmas present.


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Old 12-05-2007, 06:15 PM   #24
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It's a great little mill, Tex. It was my birthday present to myself last month.

Bobby, sounds like you grind a lot slower than either BM or myself. Maybe that's why you get your damn 90% efficiency, and I almost wet myself when I hit 75%! Still, the grind looked spot-on to what I've been taught to look for, so I'll take it.
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:39 AM   #25
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Okay, you jokers have just about talked me into buying myself a nice, shiny, new birthday/Christmas present.
You'll be Happy! I got mine for Christmas last year. I love my SWMBO!



This year, she's making me build my brew hut.
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Old 12-06-2007, 12:53 AM   #26
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you guys make me jealous.
i am still using my corona knock-off from princess auto.
30 minutes to grind 10 lbs with the hand crank.
tried hooking up my drill last time - seemed ok until i saw smoke coming out of my drill.
i guess lots more load than with a barley crusher
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:00 AM   #27
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It's not about the machine you use to crush with, It's about the beer it makes.

If you make fine beer with a corona knockoff then why should you be jealous? Look at the muscles you're growing by hand cranking, lol.
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Old 12-06-2007, 01:01 AM   #28
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Mine's under the tree with a bow on it. The 08-08-08 brew day on New Year's will be it's maiden voyage. Can't wait to see what difference it makes.
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You'll be Happy! I got mine for Christmas last year. I love my SWMBO!



This year, she's making me build my brew hut.
Damn man that things bigger than I thought. I'll be able to fit my whole grain bill in there...
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Damn man that things bigger than I thought. I'll be able to fit my whole grain bill in there...
That's part of the idea with the fifteen pounder, at least for five gallon batches. Of course, I say that after walking out of the LHBS yesterday evening with 15.5 pounds of grain for this weekend's rauchbockish thing.


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