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crusher

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Hi Guys, I am in the process of building a grain mill & I have been given 2 knurled rollers off a mate. The problem is they are steel. What are your opinions on using steel rollers in a mill. Any replies appreciated. By the way it works a treat. Crusher

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roach

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steel is no probs. just keep them dry - otherwise they will rust. most standard grain mills you buy off the shelf are not stainless anyway.
 

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Steel is great. If you consider all the machinery that has handled the malt before it gets to you, I reckon hardly any of it would be stainless (but I could be wrong).
 

Ducatiboy

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maybe coat it in a bit of vegetable oil when you store it.
 

pint of lager

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The instructions that came with the barley crusher suggest if the mill has been stored for a while, run half a pound of grain through and discard this. After crushing, use a clean paintbrush to remove the flour. Lube the bearings every six months with vegetable oil.

Have fun with your mill crusher.
 

Trough Lolly

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As has been hinted before - keep the water away because the steel will rust like a bastard! Otherwise, have fun!

Cheers,
TL
 

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Thanks for the replies fellas, it was that I was only seeing stainless rollers in the forum pics that got me worried. I'm happy now
thanks Crusher
 

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pint of lager said:
Have fun with your mill crusher.
And here I was thinking it was a grain crusher!!!!! ;) <_<
 

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Crusher how do you adjust your rollers or are they preset ?
Pumpy
 

crusher

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Pumpy,
At the moment it is fixed. I was only given the rollers yesterday afternoon & I was like a bull at a gate when I got home to see if it worked,so I knocked up the frame & handle last night just to see if it worked. The gap is 1mm at the moment but my mate who is a fitter & machiner is going to sort out some adjusters for it
Crusher.
 

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Crusher the main thing is it works It will be great to buy whole grain and crush it when yo want pumpy
 

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