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Old 02-06-2013, 09:33 PM   #1361
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Grind the spit out of it. Half flour and half husks is about what I end up with. My runoffs can be slow at times (braid loop) but I'm stuck on 80% efficiency and love the predictability.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:37 PM   #1362
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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 idea. You made a universal joint of sorts! I love it! I messed around with getting my drill and mill at the same level so much, now if I want I can just use this method and forget about perfect heights!
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:42 PM   #1363
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Grind the spit out of it. Half flour and half husks is about what I end up with. My runoffs can be slow at times (braid loop) but I'm stuck on 80% efficiency and love the predictability.
I just did this exact same thing. I won a 55 lbs bag of 2-row at a club meeting and finally have a good excuse to put my Corona mill to good use. The first (recent) batch ended up with husks and chunks of meat and only got 67% efficiency. I adjusted the plate gap a bit and tried again. This time I ended up with husks, 50-70 percent flour and 30-50 chunks of meat. I got a more tired arm but also ended up with 77% mash efficiency using a full volume BiaB mash with mashout (no sparge). I'm going to brew again soon so we'll see how repeatable it is, but I'm happy for not.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:16 PM   #1364
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Well here's my ugly junk, the OG corona mill. Added a few washers good to go. Still a few whole kernels, need to tighten a little bit next time.

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I may cut a hole through the tray table and rig up PVC or a downspout to direct the killings into a bag/ bucket.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:20 PM   #1365
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Well here's my ugly junk, the OG corona mill. Added a few washers good to go. Still a few whole kernels, need to tighten a little bit next time.

I may cut a hole through the tray table and rig up PVC or a downspout to direct the killings into a bag/ bucket.
Where did you find that amazing funnel hopper?
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:31 PM   #1366
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I removed the cotter pin and collar on mine and welded the plate to the auger shank. No more wobble.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:36 PM   #1367
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Where did you find that amazing funnel hopper?
I have the same funnel I got mine a Midwest brewing supplies but I'm almost sure most brew shops have those big funnels.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:36 PM   #1368
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Where did you find that amazing funnel hopper?
Hehe it's just a regular funnel for the carboy, it works pretty good. I store my grain in a home depot bucket with lid and I can pour it right in the funnel about 3 pounds at a time.
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Thanks so much. Going to pick one of those up
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:48 PM   #1370
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Here's my first trial run. Ran about a pound through. I don't see whole kernels, I see some flour but doesn't seem like too much. Any thoughts from those of you who have more experience with these things? Thanks.

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