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#41 Gusso

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Posted 01 October 2021 - 06:38 PM

ah cool, that will save me 5 minutes :)

anything I should know about setting this thing up? I left my BC at the stock gap for years. I don't know that I have any feeler gauges around here....


On my latest milling, still at the lowest setting (.025?), I pushed my wheat through first - absolutely crushed the shit out of it. The pils still had some grain that didn't look obliterated but if you felt what looked liked whole grains pretty much fell apart when you applied the least amount of pressure to it. Seems to be doing what I want.
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#42 Mando

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Posted 03 October 2021 - 04:04 AM

so technically the keg factory could not ship for another week and be within their 10 business days until shipping "due to covid".


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Posted 03 October 2021 - 06:31 AM

I found a $10 off for MoreBeer if you cancel your order. I tried it and it works.

https://www.offers.c...tores/morebeer/
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#44 Mando

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Posted 03 October 2021 - 06:50 AM

I'll keep that in mind if this falls through.  I think by the time I manage to cancel this order successfully and order from B3 it would probably take the same amount of time overall.


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Posted 05 October 2021 - 09:52 AM

Finally shipped, phew!
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Posted 05 October 2021 - 10:35 AM

excellent!


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Posted 07 October 2021 - 04:51 AM

Supposed to get here tomorrow. Maybe I'll be next week.

Is there a cleaning procedure before use? Like are these covered in oil residue, bits of metal, or anything else from the machining process?

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Posted 07 October 2021 - 05:38 AM

Supposed to get here tomorrow. Maybe I'll be next week.

Is there a cleaning procedure before use? Like are these covered in oil residue, bits of metal, or anything else from the machining process?

I do not know but I would assume they are.  I would give it a good wipe down and then run some grain through it and toss is.


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#49 Mando

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Posted 07 October 2021 - 05:53 AM

I do not know but I would assume they are.  I would give it a good wipe down and then run some grain through it and toss is.

 

hmmmm - I'll have to dig around and use some old stuff that I don't use very often or something.  how much grain do you think I'd have to run through?  a couple of pounds or more?


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Posted 07 October 2021 - 06:16 AM

hmmmm - I'll have to dig around and use some old stuff that I don't use very often or something.  how much grain do you think I'd have to run through?  a couple of pounds or more?

I would think that is all you need.  Even if you run it through it a couple times.  Open gap then again on a tight gap.

 

I have 10# of C60 sitting on my basement floor you can have before I dump it outside :)


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Posted 07 October 2021 - 07:22 AM

I have 10# of C60 sitting on my basement floor you can have before I dump it outside :)

 

Wait! You can throw a couple of pounds of that in your next Octoberfest!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 07 October 2021 - 07:52 AM

Wait! You can throw a couple of pounds of that in your next Octoberfest!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I am on it!  :)


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#53 Mando

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Posted 08 October 2021 - 12:11 PM

the mill is here.  seems pretty nice.  I like how easy it is to adjust the gap (no tools required).  it assembled just fine.  there is a decent amount of slop (for better or worse) on the rollers.  additionally the rod that I'll attach the drill to has a little bit of a lack of concentricity (maybe not the right word).  in other words when I spin the roller it has a small amount of wobble.  in the end I doubt this will matter but I'll find out soon enough :)


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Posted 08 October 2021 - 12:20 PM

Hmm. I don't think I noticed that on mine.
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Posted 08 October 2021 - 12:25 PM

Did you check? One issue is that the end of that rod attempted to protrude from the box. Not the best packing method.
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Posted 08 October 2021 - 12:28 PM

Not thoroughly. I just didn't notice any sort of wobble while milling. Unless you're referring to something else.
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#57 Mando

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Posted 08 October 2021 - 12:41 PM

Not thoroughly. I just didn't notice any sort of wobble while milling. Unless you're referring to something else.

 

if it's serious I suspect the drill will wobble.  it did on my barley crusher too though so nothing new there :P


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Posted 08 October 2021 - 04:46 PM

so it does have a little wobble to it but it might be slop in the bearing or whatever.  it's not as bad as my BC was sometimes (depending how I get the chuck on there).  the important thing will be: does it mill grain without me fussing with it?


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#59 Gusso

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Posted 09 October 2021 - 06:01 AM

Run a few pounds through to clean it, see what happens.
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#60 Mando

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Posted 09 October 2021 - 08:03 AM

so some wobble but holy shit does this thing rip through the grain.  I almost want to mill grain for no reason.  almost...

 

so differences form the BC:

 

way, way heavier.  like 3x maybe.

 

I kind of wish the black base plate covered the entire bucket hole to keep dust contained while I mill but I could tape a piece of cardboard on there.

 

I just ran a couple of pounds of really old roasted barley through there.  first at a middle of the road gap setting and then at the finest.  it absolutely destroyed that grain.

 

there are some husk bits but everything is completely destroyed with no issue.

 

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