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The Malt Kracker – 2 Roller Mill – Assembly instruction
Phillips Screwdriver – 1 small (2.3mm) & 1 x regular (6mm) size
Small Wrench/Crescent/water pump pliers/pliers
2 Roller Stainless Steel Mill
Handle to 10mm crank/drive shaft
Bag of 2.3mm Screws & Bolts
Hopper side pieces
Hopper end pieces
Wooden base – with rubber posts
Counter sunk 6mm screws
Follow these steps to set up
- Remove the blue protective scratch film from both sides of all hopper pieces & the roller.
- Assemble the hopper using the pliers & the small screwdriver. Screw heads facing the inside, nuts on outside. Important to leave the screws slightly loose for now.
- Place the assembled hopper onto the Mill & tighten the screw heads on the Mill. Once you are satisfied that this is tight, fully tighten the screws on the hopper
- Fix the timber base to the Mill with 6mm screws provided and regular size screw driver, with the crank/drive shaft facing the outside of the timber board.
It is important to adjust both sides of the Mill for a consistent crush. Once you have adjusted your gap preference, tighten the thumb nuts & the locking nuts.
- Use a feeler gauge or similar tool to choose a desired setting.
- Set the gap so that your crush allows the Malt to be pulled through the rollers, Kracked & released from the husk but leaving the husk intact. This will create a good sparge bed. Too fine a crush = a slow sparge. Too big a gap = low efficiency in the Wort & fast sparge.
- Tip – place an embossed credit card through the roller to test the gap. If the roller turns & credit card slips through easily, this is your “sweet-spot”.
- Check & adjust your rollers on each & every use.
Handle – Cordless drill
For ease of Milling, replace the handle & attach a Cordless drill to the crank/drive shaft instead.
It is important to set the speed to low 180-220 RPM’s max. Remember that your mill will be unbalanced now, so be careful when you let go of the drill.
Will hold a maximum of 2.6kgs of grain
Can have sharp edges, therefore be careful when assembling to check for any potential sharp edges.