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Offline skyler

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Re: Who messed with the grain mill?!?
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2010, 12:26:52 AM »
I just bought a crankandstein 2D, and I like it so far.

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Re: Who messed with the grain mill?!?
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2010, 05:12:17 AM »
+1 on just about any grain mill on the market will work fine.

However, hand cranking gets pretty tiresome quickly...even when your kids volunteer to do it!!!

I picked up a threaded shaft from More Beer a couple years ago so that I could connect my drill motor to the mill.  Now milling 12 to 15 Lbs of grain is no effort at all. 

I did modify the shaft, however.  It was perfectly round, and the drill would slip on it sometimes... so I ground some flat spots on the shaft so the drill chuck would get a good grip.

Enjoy your mill!
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Re: Who messed with the grain mill?!?
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2010, 01:02:35 PM »
The first time I conditioned my malt, I went a bit too far...
I gummed up my mill so bad, I can't even talk about it without wincing...
Busted my hand crank & burned out one of my drills.
I had to hose out my mill & scrub the rollers free of malt, with a wire brush.
At this point, I had only gotten through about one pound of a 13 pound grain bill.
So, I let the grain sit in the sun for a while & tried again.
That time, it ran a little easier.

I now know when to stop spraying my malt.
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