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marc pullum
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Username: Brewinales

Post Number: 1
Registered: 06-2006
Posted From: 205.188.116.8
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 04:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I recently bought an old Glatt grain mill from another homebrewer for $50. I have not yet tried it but am curious what others think about it. A basic search found some comments that indicated it was made in the 90s , was well liked but the guy just couldn't keep it as a business. It has been modified to run with a drill, and has 2 steel rollers that are adjustable and have long horizontal slots cut into them.
 

Tim Wi
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Username: Riverkeeper

Post Number: 443
Registered: 03-2005
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Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 06:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, marc, I don't know anything about your mill, but it sounds like a good one.

I just want to welcome you to the board.



Tim
 

PaulK
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Username: Paulk

Post Number: 438
Registered: 02-2003
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Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 07:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's been a bunch of years since I remember any talk about Glatt mills but if I recall correctly wasn't this mill the one with plastic gearing that turned the rollers? If this is the mill, the problem was the plastic gearing breaking.

Edit: Here's a link to just one of many online discussions about gearing problems with the Glatt mill. http://astro.umsystem.edu/atm/ARCHIVES/FEB98/msg01143.html

(Message edited by paulk on June 13, 2006)
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 2935
Registered: 03-2004
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Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 09:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The Glatt mill used 1.25" diameter rollers instead of the more common 1.5". At 1.25" the rollers will not turn one another, like 1.5" rollers do, hence the need for gears. Also the gears make gap adjustment difficult because the gear's teeth will go in and out of engagement depending on the gap ( center distance variation for the gear guys.) To account for this, the gears teeth are made long and thin with a low pressure angle. I don't know this, but that was probably the basic problem with the plastic gears. Glatt made a major engineering error with his selection of smaller rollers. He had to do things to make the mill work and these things made the mill unreliable.

Dan

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marc pullum
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Username: Brewinales

Post Number: 2
Registered: 06-2006
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Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 04:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

gears seem to be in good shape so far, i know my friend used it quite a lot. by the way thanks for the replacement philler Dan, it just arrived. good timing, bottling 5 gallons each of creme ale and barleywine tonight