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Re: Brewery / bar done!!
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2011, 06:14:26 PM »
Very cool build weaz. 
You mounted your mill on top of a cabinet?  Interesting idea... hmmmm...

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Re: Brewery / bar done!!
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2011, 07:06:15 PM »
 Gonna try and answer all your question....The hood did not make it. I'm gonna fab a nice stainless one when I go back in a couple weeks. As far as ventilation....I'll have the hood to pull, and to big windows right by me for make up air. I've brewed with propane indoors many times, and never had an issue. But, I do like to live life on the edge.  ;D
 As for the mill, yeah, it works like a dream. An ale pail fits in it just perfect. I fabed a little chute from where the grain drops, to center it in the pail. For the top, I cut and bent a piece of 16ga metal, and cut a hole where the mill sits. A couple screws in the back to the wall, and I'm good to go.
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Re: Brewery / bar done!!
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2011, 07:26:26 PM »
Dang that looks like a lot of fun Man, enjoy!
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Re: Brewery / bar done!!
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2011, 11:00:26 PM »
As for the mill, yeah, it works like a dream. An ale pail fits in it just perfect. I fabed a little chute from where the grain drops, to center it in the pail. For the top, I cut and bent a piece of 16ga metal, and cut a hole where the mill sits. A couple screws in the back to the wall, and I'm good to go.
Weaze, can you post some pics of the chute setup?  I put one on mine using some pieces of ductwork, but it's not ideal.  I might add a sock or something to it to keep the dust down.  The cabinet does that pretty well, but then the inside of the cabinet is covered with malt dust, and I like to store stuff in there when I'm not using the mill.
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Re: Brewery / bar done!!
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2011, 05:58:19 AM »
In our location you must be on guard for these guys (weevels) anywhere you have
grain products, pieces or parts.

Seen as compared to a grain of rice, easily overlooked until one day
it's too late and then let the clean up  begin.  And I don't know about
you but, to have my brew supplies infested with a million or so bugs
would ruin my brew day.....Cabinet style malt mills Could be
an open dinner plate for this....but then even the fda allows a certain
percentage of non grain through...

Lagering weather is there, yes?
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Re: Brewery / bar done!!
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2011, 06:14:09 AM »
In our location you must be on guard for these guys anywhere you have
grain products, pieces or parts.

Seen as compared to a grain of rice, easily overlooked until one day
it's too late and then let the clean up  begin.  And I don't know about
you but, to have my brew supplies infested with a million or so bugs
would ruin my brew day.....Cabinet style malt mills Could be
an open dinner plate for this....but then even the fda allows a certain
percentage of non grain through...

I'm sure it depends on where you're at, but I have a similar setup, except my cabinet is metal. I vacuum it out every few months and  I don't see any bugs. I do see these web things, but all of this is in the cabinet corners, not in the bucket.

I would like to see your drop chute. I could eliminate a lot of this mess if my chute, or lack thereof, was closer to the bucket opening. I though about a flexible chute that would extend into the bucket, but would still allow the bucket to be removed. I could never think of a good material use for this.except for a dryer vent, but that would hold a lot of grain dust because of the spiral design. I really need something rectangular anyway.

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Re: Brewery / bar done!!
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2011, 09:25:04 AM »
Took some pics of my grain chute. (I'm just glad we don't need to mill corn to brew, or it would just sound weird) I took them from the back, to see it easier. I does not eliminate wll the dust, but I'm thinking of adding a lid, attached to the bottom of the chute. This would hold down nearly 100% of the dust. I'll see what I can come up with when I get back to Ohio in a couple weeks.





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Re: Brewery / bar done!!
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2011, 10:08:49 AM »
Nice tin bending! All I have is a table top break and a set of hand shears. Gets me by, but doesn't always look that great.

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Re: Brewery / bar done!!
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2011, 10:28:36 AM »
Amazing what you can do with a ten foot press, ten foot shear, and a plasma table.  ;)
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Re: Brewery / bar done!!
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2011, 11:16:36 AM »
Amazing what you can do with a ten foot press, ten foot shear, and a plasma table.  ;)

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Re: Brewery / bar done!!
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2011, 09:58:34 PM »

I might add a sock or something to it to keep the dust down.

 A pillow case with the bottom cut out ( of course ::)) works very well.
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Re: Brewery / bar done!!
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2011, 11:08:25 PM »

I might add a sock or something to it to keep the dust down.

 A pillow case with the bottom cut out ( of course ::)) works very well.
Yep, that's pretty much what I was thinking.
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Re: Brewery / bar done!!
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2011, 05:34:50 AM »
The pillow case reminded me that I have a box full of 6-8" diameter by 18" or so, plastic bags kind of like they use for ice, only heavier. That might make a nice chute as well.

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Re: Brewery / bar done!!
« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2011, 10:22:31 AM »
They wouldn't hold dust as much as the pillowcase either, but I wonder if they would last as long.  Worth considering though.
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Re: Brewery / bar done!!
« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2011, 10:33:35 AM »
Do you think there would be any static electricity build up on the plastic?
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