Q: Hi, could you provide the shipping package dimensions and weight? thanks
A: 13x13x13" weight is 11lbs
Q: Part way through a "mill job" my mill stops grabbing the grain and just "free wheels". I have to dump everything out and put it all back in or poke a piece of wood down and disturb the lay of the grain for it to start again. (Some times it will "catch" again after a few minutes on its own)
Is there any trick to keep the feed working?
A: The usual culprits with this would be the rollers moving too quickly if being used with a drill or a motor. Running the drill at about half peed would allow the knurls on the roller to catch a bit easier. Otherwise widening the gap setting lightly if using smaller grains or recipes with wheat or other adjuncts would be best. a 2nd pass can be made afterwords if the resulting crush comes out a bit too coarse
Q: Are the rollers made of stainless steal?
A: The rollers are made of a case hardened steel
Q: In a response to a question you say that the shaft is 3/8”. However, in the description of the product it says “crank shaft has a 10mm diameter”. What is the true measurement supposed to be. The .5mm makes a difference for the spider coupler I need to connect to a motor.
A: With a 2nd check, the outer diameter of the shaft is 3/8"
Q: I have an older version of this grain mill with the wood base. The mill got wet yesterday during a brew session and I left it out to dry. I checked it today and the rollers are covered in rust!!! Are there replacement rollers available or is there a way to removed the rust? Is difficult to get in the teeth of the roller to clean it.
A: if oxidation builds up the rollers can be cleaned with a wire brush or SOS pad type material to remove the oxidation. Replacement roller assemblies are available for special order at a cost of $45 plus shipping fees
Q: The Cereal Killer Mill arrived with the blue film over all of the hopper, inside and out. Probably a dumb question, but do I remove all of it? Can’t find any info on here or the forums regarding. Thanks!
A: The blue film is left in place during shipping as we received feedback that the hoppers were arriving very scratch when it was removed in house. It will not harm the mill to leave it in place but is designed to be peeled or remvoed before use.
Q: Anyone know what size screws hold the baseplate to the mill body?
A: The screw diameter is 3/16"
Q: The nut that connects the handle to the arm came off of my mill. Could you please tell me the size of the screw that goes from the handle to the arm so I can replace the nut? I keep having to re-tighten the handle after about 20 rotations or the handle comes off.
A: the nut measures 3/16" ID to look for a screw to mate with that opening size
Q: I would like to crush dried whole kernal corn. Would this work for that purpose? I like doing heritage corns, bloody butcher, it seems to hard and I want something that would hold up to consistent use.
A: This mill would not have a gap setting enough for whole kernel corn and is not recommended for use with Corn
Q: Will this unit grind for fine flour? Or do you have a better unit for my needs? I will be grinding amaranth, wheat, barely and buckwheat. Thank you for your help
A: This mill would not be designed or able to grind for flour
Q: Motor speed you recommend is 300RPM... what is the torque required... we need that to determine the Hp requirement for the motor.
Q: How long is the sell for the cereal kill grain mill?
A: The mills have been on sale at the $99.99 price for some time and the sale cost would likely extend at least until months end but is subject to change at any time
Q: Will this mill cut oat groats into anything like steel cut oats? Bought a bag of the whole groats by mistake.
A: The mill is designed for use for cracking whole kernel barley, rye and wheat. It may be possible to use for crushing the oats but would not steel roll them by design
Q: Why is the base in these grid mills always square one end, & curved on the other? Please reply. Thank you
A: This is typically to give the user an area to grab hold of when lifting off of a bucket, since a completely rounded base, would require grabbing onto other parts of the mill, like the hopper, which could pose damage if using these area to lift it off of a bucket or top of a kettle we would be milling grains into
Q: Will this machine crush Oats ...?
A: The mill can handle rye, oats wheat and barley