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Pimped out grain mill
« on: March 22, 2011, 09:49:29 AM »
I was given an old garage door opener. Had some scrape wood and a switch. Bought some wheels. Haha... it took two electricians to figure out how to get it to run just one way, though. I like it!

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Re: Pimped out grain mill
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2011, 09:54:15 AM »
Sweet!

This is a project that's been on my list for some time...maybe it will happen later this year.
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Re: Pimped out grain mill
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2011, 09:55:00 AM »
Is that a barley crusher?  What RPMs does it run, and what is the throughput?

Looks cool :)
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Re: Pimped out grain mill
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2011, 09:57:57 AM »
Please put a cover on that drive chain while you still have all your fingers!
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Re: Pimped out grain mill
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2011, 10:09:31 AM »
It spins faster than I can crank it for more than about 30 seconds.
I haven't run a batch through it, yet... so I don't know how long it takes, but I'm guessing about 2.5 minutes for 10 lbs.
I'm going guard free... I like the danger factor! haha
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Re: Pimped out grain mill
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2011, 10:12:42 AM »
I'm with Denny.  Put a guard on the chain drive, and the belt drive.  

You don't want to get fingers or clothing in either.   Or other body parts.   ;)
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Re: Pimped out grain mill
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2011, 10:16:11 AM »
I'm going guard free... I like the danger factor! haha

Then your new nickname will be something like "Bleedy" or "Stumpy"....
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Re: Pimped out grain mill
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2011, 10:16:42 AM »
Ummm...Yeah...That appears to be about waist-high, if I'm not mistaken.
It would be a shame to be leaning over, pouring in your grain & have an "oops".

Sorry, for the graphic statement, but that's scary.
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Re: Pimped out grain mill
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2011, 10:19:20 AM »
I'm with Denny.  Put a guard on the chain drive, and the belt drive.  

You don't want to get fingers or clothing in either.   Or other body parts.   ;)

...and that wouldn't be good for your homebrew career...among other things.
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Re: Pimped out grain mill
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2011, 11:39:42 AM »
I think you'd be much better off using a gear drive! No belts or chains. Also, with a Barley Crusher it needs to be reversible.


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Re: Pimped out grain mill
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2011, 11:40:42 AM »
Cool, do you run it with the remote?  ;D
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Re: Pimped out grain mill
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2011, 01:27:08 PM »
I think you'd be much better off using a gear drive! No belts or chains. Also, with a Barley Crusher it needs to be reversible.




A geared motor would be great! However... the garage door open was free. Here's a question... why does it need to run backwards?
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Re: Pimped out grain mill
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2011, 01:40:04 PM »
A geared motor would be great! However... the garage door open was free. Here's a question... why does it need to run backwards?

In case it doesn't catch the free roller or it jams.
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Re: Pimped out grain mill
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2011, 01:43:15 PM »
A geared motor would be great! However... the garage door open was free. Here's a question... why does it need to run backwards?

In case it doesn't catch the free roller or it jams.

I didn't think of that. Well, it's easy enough to wire in a forward/reverse switch to it if need be.
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Re: Pimped out grain mill
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2011, 04:49:04 PM »
Ummm...Yeah...That appears to be about waist-high, if I'm not mistaken.
It would be a shame to be leaning over, pouring in your grain & have an "oops".

Sorry, for the graphic statement, but that's scary.

Definitely not no pants brewing friendly... ;)
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