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Yet another mill setup
« on: February 22, 2014, 05:48:16 PM »
Got my Cereal Killer and found a deal on a blemished counter top. Found a low speed high torque drill with speed adjustment. Added a switch for convenience.




The only trick is trying to support the weight of the drill so it doesn't burn through mill bearings. Not pretty but works for me.

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Re: Yet another mill setup
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2014, 06:29:51 PM »
Looks good, Jim! I thought about mounting mine somehow since it weighs a ton, but I like the mobility. But this gives a nice visual. Good job man!
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Re: Yet another mill setup
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2014, 07:17:29 PM »
Thanks. Of course I had to try it out though I'm not brewing till next week. I had the drill laying on the wrong side, other than that it worked great. I dialed in the drill to the slowest setting that doesn't stall from a dead stop with grain in the mill. Seems to be about 1/3 impulse power, which worked great for the Scot I milled up. At .040 it gives a fine crush with hulls in much better shape than I ever got with the corona mill.

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Re: Yet another mill setup
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2014, 07:22:55 PM »
I like it. Nice setup, man !
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Re: Yet another mill setup
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2014, 07:36:50 PM »
I'm not familiar with either the corona or cereal crusher or any commercial mill at that matter. Mine was built homemade in a machine shop....works great but could double as an anvil or even triple as a bait anchor.
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Re: Yet another mill setup
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2014, 08:31:03 PM »
Next step will be adding shelves or a cabinet. I want my work space back! Amazing how you can out grow something in under an hour!

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Re: Yet another mill setup
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2014, 08:44:05 PM »
Haha yes. And when you're done, cone build me some. I'll give you a homebrew or 9 for your services. It's true though. I bought three sacks (2 row and Munich) and four 10 pound bags of malt a couple weeks ago on sale. A few days later I got another email saying they extended the sale for another 12 hours. I almost bout two more sacks (Pilsen and MO to top off my supply). I quickly realized that I had no storage space for an additional 110 lbs of grain. I'm pretty much capped at 300-350 lbs.... Why is that necessary?!? Lol
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Re: Yet another mill setup
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2014, 10:13:14 PM »
Looks great Jim!  I'm sure it will work great for you.
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Re: Yet another mill setup
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2014, 11:30:08 PM »
Thanks brother! I'm liking it quite well

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Re: Yet another mill setup
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2014, 07:14:15 AM »
Good job. Can you share the specs on the drill?
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Re: Yet another mill setup
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2014, 10:20:59 AM »
Oh my, if you have been using a Corona Mill all this time, you're gonna be in heaven with the new set up.
Less time, better crush, better efficiency.

You're build looks very ....dare we say.....pragmatic. Clean, simple, efficient, cost effective. Good job.

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Re: Yet another mill setup
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2014, 03:33:51 PM »
Thanks

Drill is a ryobi 1/2" hammer drill I got at home depot for $49. I'm certain there are cheaper options, I just didn't feel like driving to ten different stores.

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Re: Yet another mill setup
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2014, 04:58:37 PM »
Another nice simple mill build. You guys have inspired me.

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Re: Yet another mill setup
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2014, 05:27:45 PM »
The foam yoga mat spacer really helps with getting the clearance right. Its stiff enough so it's firmly mounted but soft enough you can tighten it to the point that the shaft and chuck align without torsion on the bearings.

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Re: Yet another mill setup
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2014, 05:38:42 PM »
You and you yoga mats. ;)