Motorized Barley Crusher - Larger and More Pictures
I eventually changed to all grain brewing (well okay after 2 batches) because I wasn't close to happy with the quality of my extract beers to that point. Shortly after doing so I began buying malt in large 50-55 pound sacks. The nearest homebrew store is and hour and a half or more away. I needed my own mill. After doing some research I decided to bet a Barley Crusher MaltMill. I also really liked the looks of CrankandStein products but thought they were too much and would be overkill. I also liked the barley crusher was ready to sit on a bucket out of the box and could be crank or drill driven. After a few batches of beers with large grain bills I decided I was tired of the sore shoulder the next day or my cordless drill not being charged or running dead during milling. I needed a motor. Plus gadgets are fun.
I decided on the "Beefy Bodine" motor from American Science Surplus. Its was already geared for the right speed so I could direct drive it and not need to use pulleys. If I used pulleys I'd want to enclose them for safety and the less wood working I had to do the better. Using a table design where a bucket could sit underneath to catch the grist would be the idea design to me. However apartment dwelling might always be a necessity for me so I decided to mount it on a board to keep it portable and easily storable.
|Barley Crusher MaltMill 7# Capacity||105.00||1||BarleyCrusher||N/A|
|Beefy Bodine 1/3HP 180RPM Motor||29.50||1||American Science and Surplus||34580|
|45 MFD 370 VAC Run Capacitor||5.99||1||Surplus Center||221203|
|3/8" L-050 Lovejoy Half||2.19||1||Surplus Center||1-1228|
|5/8" L-050 Lovejoy Half||2.19||1||Surplus Center||1-1230|
|Buna-n Insert for L-050 Lovejoy Coupling||1.40||1||Surplus Center||1-1231|
|Bike Hanger||1.10||2||Ace Hardware||N/A|
|25' 16ga outdoor extension cord||4.20||1||WalMart||N/A|
|Misc. Nuts/Bolts/Brackets/Wood||4.00||1||Ace Hardware||N/A|
|Pre Shipping Total:||159.79|