Motorizing Malt MillI

I'm looking to add a motor to my malt mill. Anyone have any suggestions on the right motor, parts, and setup?

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Motorizing Malt Mill

Walter Hodges's picture

I'm using a reversable gear motor.  I think I picked it up at surplusmotors.com, it's been a few years.  It's a 90 RPM motor.

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I grabbed a 1/2" drill from

SecondVP NTHBA's picture

I grabbed a 1/2" drill from Harbor Freight, it was cheap and does a great job. 

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The gear drive motors are

Walter Hodges's picture

The gear drive motors are getting hard to find and are expensive.  Here's a good article from BYO using a motor and v-belt setup.

https://byo.com/mead/item/1166-motorize-your-grain-mill-projects

 

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Here's a gear motor

Walter Hodges's picture

Here's a gear motor

This motor is similar to the one I use on my mill.  Like I said though, they are expensive.

www.surpluscenter.com

 

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What Malt Mill do you have

Randy Grogan's picture

What Malt Mill do you have James?  Just curious cause I'm wanting to buy a mill next...

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Barley Crusher Malt Mill is

James Smith's picture

Barley Crusher Malt Mill is what I bought...

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