Saturday, August 29, 2009
Wheat Grinder Mechanization
Then, I decided to try my cordless drill. I purchased a bit of hexagonal metal from www.Speedymetals.com and see if I could get it to work. It's a 10mm bit.
Wala! It works great. One battery is enough to do just slightly less than 4 cups of wheat. I have 2 batteries, so that grinds me about 8 cups of wheat. That's enough to make four loaves of bread. I did try my craftsman corded drill, but it wasn't strong enough to do the job (started smoking!). So, this way I can easily knock out 8 cups of wheat in just a fraction of the time.
*Disclaimer- I called the company about my method and they don't recommend it.* I've done about 5 batches this way and haven't noticed any problems. I actually think this method puts less stress on the cranking unit as there is no rotational forces moving it around. Be sure to clean the grinder good after each use. Wash the metal parts of the grinder in the sink and air dry.
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