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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #75 on: November 27, 2011, 07:22:11 PM »
Very nice setup. I like that hopper.

Nothing wrong with pulleys, but if you can, get a gear motor. Much smaller layout and safer than pulleys/bets without guards,

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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #76 on: December 03, 2011, 07:45:55 AM »
Update:

First brew on the improved mill yesterday -- for future reference, definitely go big with the motor and run with pulleys. Sure, you can get by with a smaller motor and other ways of adapting power transmission. But, this thing chewed through 60+ pounds in under 10 minutes with no concern for the mill binding, breaking parts or burning up the motor. Thanks for the 1/2 HP advice, Thirsty_Monk.

Cheers!



Here is mine mill.

Na Zdravie

On Tap At The TapRoom:
Bohemian Pilsner
Bohemian Dark Lager
Smoked Bock
MaiBock
American Brown Ale
Marzen
Root beer

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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #77 on: December 03, 2011, 07:52:36 AM »
Did you guys make those hoppers or purchase them? I need a larger one that spans the entire opening of my mill.

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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #78 on: December 03, 2011, 02:49:13 PM »
Did you guys make those hoppers or purchase them? I need a larger one that spans the entire opening of my mill.
You can purchase MM hopper extension for $25.
It holds almost 50lb of grain.
http://www.monsterbrewinghardware.com/basehopper.html
Na Zdravie

On Tap At The TapRoom:
Bohemian Pilsner
Bohemian Dark Lager
Smoked Bock
MaiBock
American Brown Ale
Marzen
Root beer

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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #79 on: December 03, 2011, 02:55:11 PM »
Some assembly required. :D

Thanks

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Re: Mill motor
« Reply #80 on: December 06, 2011, 11:23:20 AM »
Update:

First brew on the improved mill yesterday -- for future reference, definitely go big with the motor and run with pulleys. Sure, you can get by with a smaller motor and other ways of adapting power transmission. But, this thing chewed through 60+ pounds in under 10 minutes with no concern for the mill binding, breaking parts or burning up the motor. Thanks for the 1/2 HP advice, Thirsty_Monk.

Cheers!



Here is mine mill.



Nice! Looks like our setups could be cousins!