Meet Your Maker Grain – Our New Mill Up And Running

April 12, 2012

General posting

So I wanted to put this post up because well, I’m super proud of it.  Before at Jay’s Brewing if you needed something milled, I had a mill in the back and I would mill it up for you.  Well that isn’t any fun for you, you should be able to mill your own grains!  Now you can mill your own grains with a push of a button, it isn’t loud either (like a drill).

  1. Push the black button
  2. Count to 2
  3. Start pouring your grains down from the top through the chicken wire (chicken wire is there so you can’t hurt yourself by accident).
  4. The grains come out of the gutter that is on the bottom of the mill into a bucket.
  5.  Boom it’s done.

It is fast and the mill can crush any of the grains that we carry.

Here is a video of the mill

Here is the mill in action (about 1.5 lbs of grain).

(Normally crush grains with the mill using a rolling start.  In this case, I didn’t have an extra set to hold the camera, so I had to improvise.)

The Mill From The Outside

What The Inside Of The Mill Looks Like

This project summed up one thing for me.  If you start a sentence with, “All you have to do is just_____” or “It’s fairly easy you just ____” that means that it will be a hard project.

I had to fabricate parts for this.  Learned about small motors, how pulleys work, how to gear down something that runs at 3400 RMP down to 330 RPM, how to make switches and the list goes on.  It started with, “All you have to do is JUST motorized it”.

I’m glad it’s done and beyond that I’m excited it works as well as it does.  I hope you guys enjoy it and also you will see your efficiency get pretty high if you use it for all-grain.  Like I said, the crush is among the best I’ve ever seen before.

Cheers

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