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Al McKay
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Username: Big_al

Post Number: 1
Registered: 07-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 06:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am thinking about making a motorized mash stirrer. I have an old BBQ Rotisserie motor and am thinking about using that. Will this be enough torque or should I try to find an old Ice Cream Maker and canabalize the motor off of it?

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Ron Siddall
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Username: Listerdister

Post Number: 141
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 06:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I made one from a 11 inch pound motor that turns at 25 rpm. Used a 12" 3 blade fan blade to turn.

Not real happy with the mixing action as too much grain settles on the bottom of the mash. Since I direct fire, the grain gets hotter than the rest of the mash resulting in temp stratification. I am working on a new mash paddle design to fix that.
 

Al McKay
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Username: Big_al

Post Number: 2
Registered: 07-2002
Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2005 - 06:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My system is a HERMS so all firing is done in the HLT. I just want to keep the grains mixed and don't want to have to do it manually (Takes up beer drinking time ya know....).