- Feb 12, 2007
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I have a good line on a reasonably priced (sub $40) 10amp drill for my Barley Crusher... what are yall using?
Ah the drill bit usually breaks first...Those high amp drills are great. DOwn side is they have enough torque to break an arm if you ever bind a drill bit. lol
Try for about medium speed on that thing. Torque over speed when it comes to grain grinding (less disintigrated husks = less tannins).
So it looks like the the cordless drills are up to it? Now, the decision, should I stick with my 18V cordless, OR get the corded drill so that I have no worries.
Ditto on the Ryobi 18v. I can get through a 25# grain bill as long as the battery is fully charged. The low speed setting seems to crush at the appropriate rate.I also have a barley crusher. I just used my 18V Ryobi cordless. A fully charged battery, on the low rpm setting gets me thought about 10-12lbs. I think it could do more, but that's the largest grain bill my tun will currently hold.
I just milled 7# red Wheat and 5# pils for a hefe and it was still going strong at the end. Damn that wheat malt is like grinding gravel...
I'd love to see what happens if the mill jams with that sucker torqueing away...My drill has a 7.3 amp motor... it has a dual gear reduction to slow it to 550 RPM, it is sold as a HD Industrial low speed drill. It is WAY overkill... but it was cheaper than most sissy drills at Lowes.
If you don't set your clutches and the drill is powerful enough it really will pick the BC full of grain up and toss it on the garage floor.I am sure it will work fine. Are yall setting your clutches in your drill or something? Or will the BC just stall them out if it gets too hard to handle?