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Old 01-27-2013, 08:13 PM   #1351
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I have four of them and use them as fermenters before transferring into quarter barrells and sixtels for serving


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Old 01-27-2013, 11:11 PM   #1352
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Added this to mine this weekend. Turns a bit fast at 450 rpm, but seems to work well. My first brew since September is boiling right now, and came in at 77% efficiency. Works for me. I like that I can rest both handles on my legs (one on each knee)and just let it run. Runs through 12 lbs on about a minute.

Got it for $15 at a local pawn shop. Just needed a set of brushes which I happened to have on hand. I am sure it will be useful for many other things around the garage.


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Old 01-28-2013, 01:14 PM   #1353
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Hit 75% eff yesterday using my corona mill for the first time. Worked like a charm.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:29 PM   #1354
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I had the same problem with the tapped hole for the crank retaining bolt being off center and at a pretty bad angle. This is a link to a very short video showing my solution to the problem.

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Excellent! Tossing my idea out the window- this is perfect. Well played Sir!
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:47 PM   #1355
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Sorry if this was already posted but whats the best way to secure the grinding plate? Mine is the type that only is held in place by a cotter pin. The plate wobbles back and forth and I think it is to blame for my last batches poor efficiency.
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Sorry if this was already posted but whats the best way to secure the grinding plate? Mine is the type that only is held in place by a cotter pin. The plate wobbles back and forth and I think it is to blame for my last batches poor efficiency.
I let mine ride like that, once grain entered between the plates it self leveled itself and wasn't an issue. Is the plate gap set properly?
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I let mine ride like that, once grain entered between the plates it self leveled itself and wasn't an issue. Is the plate gap set properly?
I thought I had the gap set as tight as i could without the plates grinding against each other. I will have to play around with it tonight to see.
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I thought I had the gap set as tight as i could without the plates grinding against each other. I will have to play around with it tonight to see.
I have mine set where I can slide a credit card between the plates. Still snug to get it in, but it worked great. Are there many uncrushed grains after you mill?
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I have mine set where I can slide a credit card between the plates. Still snug to get it in, but it worked great. Are there many uncrushed grains after you mill?
No uncrushed grains that I noticed. The crush looked good to me but my efficiency was only 62% vs my usual 75 or so.
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No uncrushed grains that I noticed. The crush looked good to me but my efficiency was only 62% vs my usual 75 or so.
Tighten it up just a little bit before your next batch. I just adjusted my first batch with dme and hit right at 75% on my second batch. I haven't touched it since then and am consistently within 2 points of that.


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