Large scale grinding.

Has anyone ever used one of these for grinding? The 502 I work with currently uses an electric grain grinder but it’s kind of slow this having a hopper would be cool. Just not sure how fine it would get it.

They run everything for distillate so they like it ground to a powder. The manager likes this idea because it doesn’t use amperage and there’s always an employee happy to sit there and use a cordless drill on this or even turning it.

Hey! It’s does 8 Lbs a min :wink:

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We modified a futurola shedder, cut a slot in the bottom welded a 1/4in screen in and cut open to top with a hopper that has a lid, works amazing.
I’ll take a picture tomorrow.

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By no means should you use this. I got one for milling isolate and they are terrible. Only meant for dry non sticky things and even then the electric version is 1000 times easier.

Does it help the material is frozen and extremely brittle? Which electric one? Only ones they have shown me are like $1,000 plus.

That would be cool I look forwRd to that!

I found this the other day…

grinder…

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We invested in one of these Hobart Tilt Grinder/Mixers and haven’t thought twice about an alternative. Throw in 5lb lots and run for a few minutes! Easy to empty and clean.

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Just like what I did but my grinding chamber is larger :wink:

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The idea is to chop/slice your material with fast moving blades that make minimal contact with the plant material. A food processor is an example of what kind of blade orientation would work really well.

The reason it works better than something that grinds the material because the working surface of the blades dont gum up nearly as fast because it’s not smashing and smearing your trichomes, its just knocking them off the material.

You will be losing yield/reduce the quality of your material if you use something like that to grind your material.

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Are you referring to the rectangle blades?

Im just talking about the kind of blade setups that only allow the material to be fed into a small space where the blades sit. Not really rectangle blades in particular but that’s what it looks like the crusher that OP posted uses.

I don’t know about frozen but believe me you will not be able to get the throughput they quote. That is for dry barley. Oily stuff will gunk it up rapidly. Even electric version is iffy for this application honestly. Mounting it was also a bad experience

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To be clear this is material that has already been processed via solvent and is now being ground as much as possible for a secondary extraction for Distillate. Quality of end ground product is of low significance just need it ground so it can soak for several minutes and strip whats left away.

Thanks for all the help so far guys got some good ideas to work on!

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A Worx electric leafblower/mulcher will get the job done on dry trim but makes a bit of a mess

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have you looked at Biomass Grinding at various scales?

apparently im an idiot and didnt find that in search. thanks! looks like that thread has the info im looking for.

I sure know how to waste a thread.

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apparently im an idiot and didnt find that in search. thanks! looks like that thread has the info im looking for.

I sure know how to waste a thread.

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