First, you need to create a base for the grain mill.
We have used a common bucket lidand cut a 3.
25" by 5.
5" hole in itto mount the mill onto.
Turn your mill upside downand align the lid with the base of the grain mill.
Install the screws until they're finger tight.
Then, tighten down the screws with a wrench in an alternating fashionso as to prevent the base binding by coming out of alignmentfrom being torqued unevenly.
To adjust the roller spacing,both sides must be turned in the same direction,either towards or away from the locking bolts.
This is an example of moving the roller properlyby adjusting each knob in the same directionto keep the rollers parallel to each other.
When you adjust the knobs in different directionsthe rollers would no longer be parallelwhich leads to an uneven crush and poor efficiency.
Our recommendation is to start with both markersaligned with the 0.
063 markor straight up.
This has led to the best grist ratio in our experience.
Once your gap is set,tighten the eye bolts to lock in the settingsand then use a wrench to tighten the lock nutsto keep those settings in place.
This mill includes a hand crankbut we strongly recommend using an electric drilldue to the immense savings in time and effort.
Install the base on your grain bucket.
Now comes the fun part,power tools.
A drill with a 3/8"or 1/2"chuckwill work well with your mill.
If the drill has settings,it needs to be set to "low"and "drill" if possible.
Impact or screw settings are not recommended.
Install the drill on the crank shaft and tighten the chuck.
Add your grain to the hopper.
Our larger grain mill can hold up to 11 pounds of grain.
Now you're ready to mill.
Start slow to get the grain flowing through the rollersand increase speed once milling has started.
8 pounds per minute is the average throughputso you should be able to mill a filled hopperin about 90 secondsWe find that a 6.
5 gallon bucketcan hold around 15 pounds of milled grain,so if you're milling any more than thatbe prepared to have additional buckets handy.