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Old 12-06-2012, 08:49 PM   #1281
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Gawd that's pretty. I really should do something like that.



 
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:55 PM   #1282
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Here is my setup. I get some grain sneaking out of the top of the shroud, and some dust, so I will likely add some sort of metal shroud that covers the entire top of the grinding plates.

Also getting some uncrushed grains, so will tighten down and see how that works.

$14.95 for the mill (local Mexican supermarket)
$4.50 for the wood (Home Depot)
$1 for the metal (leftovers from a previous project)
$4 for the downspout (Home Depot)
$3 for the driver (Home Depot)

$27.45 total. Not bad for a mill.

Interesting, never thought of checking a local mexican supermarket for a mill...theres a large hispanic population here so i have no doubt i could find one locally instead of online.



 
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:39 PM   #1283
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Got my mill put together and a 2 bucket design set up - I'll post a pic of it once I figure out a hopper. In the meantime - please evaluate my crush, seems a bit shredded - it's 2-Row:

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Old 12-07-2012, 08:20 PM   #1284
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Looks pretty good, mine is finer though, for reference. If you find a single uncrushed (or only slightly cracked but still in-tact) grain, tighten it more. Remember, you're not trying to get every single grain to be cracked with the entire husk in-tact, you're just trying to make sure you have SOME husks there to filter the rest.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:19 PM   #1285
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Looks pretty good, mine is finer though, for reference. If you find a single uncrushed (or only slightly cracked but still in-tact) grain, tighten it more. Remember, you're not trying to get every single grain to be cracked with the entire husk in-tact, you're just trying to make sure you have SOME husks there to filter the rest.
Thanks - that makes sense. I BIAB so I'm not really worried about a filter bed so I'll tighten it up a bit more and post a pic later.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:25 PM   #1286
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Thanks - that makes sense. I BIAB so I'm not really worried about a filter bed so I'll tighten it up a bit more and post a pic later.
Ok - here it is tightened up slightly - what do you think:






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Old 12-08-2012, 06:46 AM   #1287
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Ok - here it is tightened up slightly - what do you think:






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You could probably still tighten that baby up a "CH"!


So.. Anywho..

Here you go boys and girls...

Here's my junk in action! I'm brewing a little ol' 1.5 gallon batch of "All Simcoe" tomorrow!

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Old 12-09-2012, 04:52 PM   #1288
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Ok - here it is tightened up slightly - what do you think:






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If you're BIAB'ing, tighten 'er up even more! I do BIAB, and I tightened it down till everything is well crushed, and there's a bit of flour in it.

With BIAB, you don't need to worry about the crush creating a good filter bed, because the bag is doing it for you.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:11 PM   #1289
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Picked up my first full sack of grain on Saturday. Had it in the back hatch while running errands, and was greeted by the sweet, malty smell everytime I got in the car: best.airfreshener.ever.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:31 PM   #1290
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So Anguslow's pic finally got me off my a$$ to set up my grain mill with a nice bucket-and-cover. Believe it or not I've used it for several years by just clamping it on the counter and grinding into a bowl. But no longer--I built it on Saturday and tried it out on Sunday, it worked great. Pics to follow when I get home tonight.



 
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