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Old 12-05-2008, 08:12 PM   #1
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So I've decided to get off my ass and finally finish building my milling station. I bought most of the pieces (motor, sheaves, belt, mill, etc...) about 9 months ago but i just moved and it's just fallen down on my priority list.

I have a pretty good idea of what I'm hoping to build but I did want to throw up a post and see if anyone had any pics of what they have built.

I've seen the the main threads that are part of the project locater sticky but I still wanted to see if anyone else had a pic to throw up.


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Old 12-05-2008, 08:17 PM   #2
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I love it because it is completely portable so I don't have a big table taking up my precious limited space and I can also tote it around to group brews. I set it up so I can even fold the motor into the mill and it gets compact enough to set on the seat of the car quite easily. When it comes time to mill I just set it right on top of my 10 gal rubbermaid cooler/mashtun and mill right into it, this keeps all the dust in the cooler so it can get converted instead of floating around the garage making me sneeze. Motorizing it is one of the best improvements I have ever made to my brew house.



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Old 12-05-2008, 08:28 PM   #3
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A bunch of us have ours on here...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-u...station-90849/

I'm tricking mine out to look like a choo choo train

I'm working on a nifty cover for a front end, it hasn't debuted yet.
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:32 PM   #4
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I need to finish it. it will have a SS guard. not sure about the hopper. I have a temp. from my old station I can use until I figure it out.





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My hopper mod to a fixed gap JSP Maltmill.



The station. The pump and chiller were removed shortly after the photo was taken after I realized my error and the potential for lacto infections.

I have plans to mont the motor this weekend to make the system hands free. I'll be gutting a trolling motor for the motor and speed controls. I haven't decided whether or not I'll keep running the motor off of a battery or wire it to the battery charger I have for the boat batteries.

More to come I spose'.
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Needs a little detailing, I suppose, but I don't expect to see it happen any time soon.

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Needs a little detailing, I suppose, but I don't expect to see it happen any time soon.


Where'd you get that coupler. I need that.
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They are Lovejoy couplers. McMaster-Carr.

You have to select each half separately, based on each shaft's size. Then you get a spider to join each half. It is just a buna or urethane star-looking thing.

IIRC, I got everything for under $15; with one of each type of spider material.

I can send you the part numbers/pages when I get home tonight. Headed out to SWMBO's Vegas-Night type Christmas Party. If I can't get back here tonight to post it, it may have to wait for tomorrow.
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Here's a link to my build: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/diy-...station-97303/

There's all sorts of pics, etc.

I like seeing how other people put theirs together!
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Nice work! That thing is truly beautiful.......


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