Author Topic: What I did with the Barley Crusher I bought through Beersmith  (Read 6293 times)

Offline nanobrewery

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What I did with the Barley Crusher I bought through Beersmith
« on: October 07, 2008, 10:23:03 PM »
 ;D

Wanted to create something different for my Grain Crusher.  Here's what I came up with.

Scrap steel, aluminum, 1/2 hp 1725rpm motor, geared down to 285 rpm's

http://gallery.me.com/reaganproductions#100008/DSC_0005

Offline Layne

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Re: What I did with the Barley Crusher I bought through Beersmith
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2008, 06:44:49 AM »
WOW, way cool!

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Re: What I did with the Barley Crusher I bought through Beersmith
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2008, 05:37:02 PM »
Dude that is way cool, good work.  Is the 285 RPM's good?

Offline nanobrewery

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Re: What I did with the Barley Crusher I bought through Beersmith
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2008, 06:08:03 PM »
Work like a champ.  Just did a wheat beer today, crushed 10lbs.  Because I used a high torque motor there is no load lag when I start the grinder, even with the hopper full.

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Re: What I did with the Barley Crusher I bought through Beersmith
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2008, 06:56:36 PM »
pretty nifty!
BTW I love the name, thought about nano and figured pico would be more accurate, then just used my location.
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Re: What I did with the Barley Crusher I bought through Beersmith
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2008, 09:15:30 AM »
Nice! How much did it cost in materials?
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Re: What I did with the Barley Crusher I bought through Beersmith
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2008, 10:04:33 AM »
Bought all the metal from scrap metal dealer, so about $20.00 in metal.  The motor set me back a few dollars, only because I wanted a specific type.  $180.00.  The pulleys were about 25.00. The belt was from an old fashion hardware store and that cost me about $5.00

So, including the Barley Crusher, in the neighborhood of about $350.00.  Maybe a little pricey but all custom work.  Labor was free, mine.


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Re: What I did with the Barley Crusher I bought through Beersmith
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2008, 07:52:03 AM »
That was some A-W-E-S-O-M-E beer porn!!! Wooo! Nice job!

(I likes me the shiny stuffs  ;D )

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Re: What I did with the Barley Crusher I bought through Beersmith
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2008, 03:25:37 PM »
WOW,

That is some piece of kit. I have a Barley Crusher but the rubber 'o' ring that goes round one of the grinders has disintergrated. i occassionally have a lock up now where one of the grrinding wheels does not move. do you suffer with this? where can ai get another o ring from.

Dr Hop.