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euge:
That was my experience too with the cordless mort. A cheap corded drill will work well.

I have a Barley Crusher with the 7# hopper. It was good value for the money 5 years ago and I think it is still good value. Not sure about the other mills but the BC needs maintenance regularly to keep it in smooth running operation. I think the knurls have worn a bit so use the o-ring trick to keep the rollers from spinning.

I certainly like the look of the tri-roller mills out there. If money is no object you can really put a nice one together.

nateo:

--- Quote from: euge on April 24, 2012, 11:52:37 AM ---I certainly like the look of the tri-roller mills out there. If money is no object you can really put a nice one together.

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I've seen a couple MM-3's with the 2" rollers at some small breweries. Definitely overkill for a homebrewer, but would be pretty sweet.

zorch:

--- Quote from: beersk on April 24, 2012, 10:56:48 AM ---
Does one need a certain amount of powered drill to run a Barley Crusher?  I have a drill, never used it for my mill, but not sure it's powerful enough. 

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I use this drill with my Barley Crusher, and I dare say it's _perfect_.
http://www.harborfreight.com/power-tools/electric-drills/1-2-half-inch-heavy-duty-spade-handle-drill-93632.html

The low speed/high torque works great.    The trigger will lock on, so you don't have to keep squeezing it.   

Slowbrew:

--- Quote from: thebigbaker on April 24, 2012, 11:28:21 AM ---
CL mill didn't work out because the seller contacted me just before I was to meet him and said that he had someone offering $145.  Considering he originally agreed to sell it to me for $65, I told him to go ahead and sell it at $145.  Good for him, but more than I wanted to pay for what he had.  It's not an urgent piece of equipment, but something I'll be adding to my set up in the near future. 

The drill question is a good one.  I've got a couple of chord less drills, my Ryobi 18V One+ being the most powerful of the bunch.  I hope one of them will be able to run my mill when I get one.

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That's just bad form.  He already had a deal and he should have held to it.  Sorry to hear you lost the deal.

As for cordless drills, I have used my 1/2" 18v Dewalt to run my grain mill.  With a fully charged battery it would make through 11-13 lbs but would struggle towards the end.  My 1/2" corded drill never had any issues.  I built a mill table and motorize it a couple years ago to avoid the drill completely.

Paul

bo:

--- Quote from: thebigbaker on April 24, 2012, 11:28:21 AM ---
--- Quote from: beersk on April 24, 2012, 10:56:48 AM ---Why didn't the CL mill work out?

Does one need a certain amount of powered drill to run a Barley Crusher?  I have a drill, never used it for my mill, but not sure it's powerful enough. 
This is the one I have: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002TXNX0/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00

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CL mill didn't work out because the seller contacted me just before I was to meet him and said that he had someone offering $145.  Considering he originally agreed to sell it to me for $65, I told him to go ahead and sell it at $145.  Good for him, but more than I wanted to pay for what he had.  It's not an urgent piece of equipment, but something I'll be adding to my set up in the near future. 

The drill question is a good one.  I've got a couple of chord less drills, my Ryobi 18V One+ being the most powerful of the bunch.  I hope one of them will be able to run my mill when I get one.

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Typical for some folks. If you make a deal with someone, even verbal over the phone, you should stick to it, no matter what someone else offers you. Now, if you're taking bids for it, that's another thing.

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