After reading these posts and doing some homework, I opted for the 1/2 heavy duty low speed drill from harbor freight in my earlier post. Drill specs are:
variable speed control from 0 to 550 rpm
double gear reduction motor for increased torque
120 volts, 7.5 amps
Someone mentioned that this may be too much drill... nah... let her rip, lol. Thanks for your help. I can't wait to brew a double IPA and mill the grain with this bad boy.
That's the drill I have. It's been working great.
My favorite feature, besides the locking trigger, is that it has handle mount points on three sides. I created a couple of extra handles using a dowel and some hanger bolts to give it 'wings'. This lets me:
- prop the drill up on top of a second empty bucket when milling, so I don't have to hold it.
- place it on top of my converted keg boil kettle to drive a short paint mixer during cooling. Much easier than stirring with a spoon, and combined with my immersion chiller I'll go from 212 to 80 degrees in about 8 minutes.