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pclemon
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Mill Motor

Post by pclemon » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:07 pm

The direct drive motor I had on my mill burned out on my the last brew session. Curious what people might be using that they've had good luck with.
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Re: Mill Motor

Post by tookalisten » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:54 pm

I searched and debated a direct drive motor; but ultimately ended up with a deWalt 18V variable speed drill. I mounted it with a bracket to hold in place and then used a zip tie and tightened the trigger until I got the speed I wanted. I then wired the drill to a switch so I just flip the switch to start it up.

It has enough torque that I can add 28lbs of grain to the hopper and then turn it on with no issues.
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