The initial setup is a bit of a challenge. You need to remove all the blue plastic on the aluminum and that is a bit tough. Not terrible but takes maybe an hour. The instructions show it assembled with the plastic, not sure why they did that? Take the plastic off. Then it leaves a bit of glue stuff. I got that off easily with nail polish remover. I tried with PBW and it left the aluminum a bit discolored. Not bad but better to use nail polish remover and then clean the parts with soap and water (just the hopper parts, nothing with the rollers, don’t want them wet). Then adjusting the mill gap was a bit of a challenge. Use a feeler gauge. Look up a YouTube video on adjusting the gap on a a 3 roller mill. Had to make the rollers all the way apart then close each side equally against the feeler gauge. Not bad really but I never did it before, so after adjusting once could easily do again. The screws tightening the roller adjustment were lose when the mill arrived, so it was not adjusted to any factory setting, so you may need to do the initial gap adjustment, so order a feeler gauge or pick one up. They are cheap. Need to take the hopper off to adjust the gap, but can do that with just taking a few screws and bolts off. Definitely a bit tougher to adjust than a 2 roller mill or would take a bit of time (20-30min). So if you want to adjust the gap often maybe go with the 2 roller. The 3 roller is beefy though and crushes the grain like a champ!! I really like it once I had it all adjusted and put together. And no real need to adjust the gap often at all. If you are using malted oats can just send through the mill twice. It really is a great 3 roller mill for the price. I like it a lot. Just wanted to leave my experience so it may help others purchasing this mill. Just be prepared for the initial setup. And I didn’t try the hand crank, but I would imagine that would be awful. Hook it up to a drill.
This Kegco grain mill is perfect for large batches and high efficiency milling as it has three rollers that will crush all of grain twice in one cycle. The initial crush though the fixed gap between the top two rollers, and then the grain passes through the second gap between the drive roller and the adjustable bottom third roller. The first pass will slightly flatten the grain while the second crush breaks apart the grains and loosens the starch with minimal damage to the husk.
This is a durable, sturdy mill with an aluminum hopper capable of holding up to 11 lbs of grain. This grain mill features an alloy block frame that hoses three steel rollers on oil-impregnated bronze bushings. The mill comes equipped with a hand crank though it can be easily motorized with a drill. No attachments are needed to use the drill, just stick the drill on and proceed.
This mill has a crank shift that is capable of driving both clockwise and counter-clockwise because the drive shaft and all axles are integral to the roller. The grain mill's gap is 6" long and easy to adjust. Adjusting is as simple as loosening the adjustment screws, adjusting the gap to preferred size, and tightening the screws. This mill now includes a black metal base that fits over common 5 gallon buckets!
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