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Old 08-21-2012, 02:48 AM   #1101
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This is me. I have 3 drill motors and a couple routers that I could even use if I wanted to. Heck, for that matter I also have a few electric motors that could get the job done. I will NOT hand crank!
Hell, I like simple, but I am lazy. I will fire up one of my generators to avoid hand cranking. Or give a high school kid a $20 bill. I'm not cranking.


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Old 08-23-2012, 01:45 AM   #1102
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Here is mine all shiny and new.

I elected to mount it so I could use the handle if needed



The extra hopper is a boiler draft hood I had laying around. I think I might add some sheetmetal at the screws in the bucket to reinforce it.



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Old 08-23-2012, 01:00 PM   #1103
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Build a keezer if you don't have one already.....Then an electric brewing setup.

Haven't you figured it out yet, half the fun is the DIY aspect, and there's always another project on the horizon.
I'm going to keep my setup simple for now, I've installed a filtered water supply in my basement for brew water and the water cooler for that matter, built a pneumatic bottle capper, made an immersion wort chiller. Projects on the horizon, motorizing a corona mill with an electric window motor, it's worm drive w/plenty of torque, counter flow wort chiller, mash tun, and maybe a rolling brewstand to make brewday setup easier.

It's a small list but I'm working 2 jobs and I don't have time for much else.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:24 PM   #1104
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... Projects on the horizon, motorizing a corona mill with an electric window motor, it's worm drive w/plenty of torque, ...
Like an automotive power window motor? Got a source or recommendation? I had been trying to locate a windshield wiper motor but most of them seem borderline in terms of torque.

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... It's a small list but I'm working 2 jobs and I don't have time for much else.
I know that feeling. AT least my second job is at the LHBS, man I beat up that employee discount.
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Like an automotive power window motor? Got a source or recommendation? I had been trying to locate a windshield wiper motor but most of them seem borderline in terms of torque.



I know that feeling. AT least my second job is at the LHBS, man I beat up that employee discount.
I got the power window motor from surpluscenter.com but they seem to be out of them, I'll probably burn it up anyway since it isn't 100% duty cycle.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:53 PM   #1106
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Like an automotive power window motor? Got a source or recommendation? I had been trying to locate a windshield wiper motor but most of them seem borderline in terms of torque.
I *think* I've read about guys using big-rig windshield motors.
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I've got an older garage door opener laying around from when I bought my house and changed it out. Motor still works fine. I'll have to see if I can rig it up to run the corona once I finally order it.
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I've got an older garage door opener laying around from when I bought my house and changed it out. Motor still works fine. I'll have to see if I can rig it up to run the corona once I finally order it.
If you maintain use of the garage remote to start it...well that, sir, would be epic.
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Heh. I do still have the garage button, and the wireless car remote. The garage button has got like 20+ feet of wire attached to it... I could operate it from anywhere in the garage, or even from the basement...
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I'm not sure if that controller would succesfully slow down that motor to an acceptable range. My opinion and experience is that it is easier and cheaper to use a harbor freight 1/2 drill to power a mill, rather than a free motor after buying all that is needed to make it work. Of course, YMMV
I endorse this. I have daydreamed about putting a gearmotor on my setup, but it takes me maybe 10 minutes to grind the biggest batch I make, and setting up and tearing down the ugly junk maybe another 5.....I have no trouble investing 15 minutes in this process. Now If I were to go completely beyond what's allowed and brewed 50 batches a year, that might be another story. But in the meantime, my antique Craftsman 1/2" drill serves the purpose: K.I.S.S.


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