Motor and Gearbox for mill.
Not sure if I'm posting in the right section so please tell me if it is so. We're starting a 7bbl brewhouse in San Diego (who isn't?) and we are in the process of putting together a cheap mill until we can afford a better one. I looked at a Rollem Crimper Oat mill but it seemed to pulverize the barley more than it 'crushed' it. It's main drawbacks were the cast iron rollers and only 2 of them.
Would the following motor and gearbox be okay to drive a monster mill 3 2.0
-3 rollers, 2" diamter and 6" length (that's what she said)
Dayton 3/4 HP belt driven motor hooked up to a 10:1 gearbox? It's pretty much the same motor as the Rollem except the model I tested had a 31:1 ratio and it took five minutes to mill a 50 lb. sack so I'd like a faster crush.
Thorn Street Brewery
North Park, San Diego, CA