Ryan S BJ Hookers Vodka

Flex Augers

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Well the time has come that we need to purchase an auger to keep us from killing our backs lol....

Whats pricing like on these things? Best brands?

Depending on how and where we set it up I think were going to have about 30-50 ft from where our grinder is to our tun.

I would def prefer to stay < 5k$. Is that doable with these systems?

Thanks a bunch,

                       Ryan

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Used, yes. 

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Do you have a forklift?  We are finding a fair bit of success milling into bulk bags and then using a forklift to hold it over a rigid 4" auger (`$1K new) to fill our mash tun.  We use the same auger to go from bulk bags into the mill as well so it serves 2 purposes and we can wheel it our of the way easily.  That way we batch up a weeks worth into bulk bags at once and use them all week.  Not sure that works in your setup but we found it to be the most cost effective methods.  For reference we are running a 300 gallon system here.  Obviously some ceiling height is needed to make that work.

 

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On January 19, 2017 at 9:01 AM, mheisz said:

Do you have a forklift?  We are finding a fair bit of success milling into bulk bags and then using a forklift to hold it over a rigid 4" auger (`$1K new) to fill our mash tun.  We use the same auger to go from bulk bags into the mill as well so it serves 2 purposes and we can wheel it our of the way easily.  That way we batch up a weeks worth into bulk bags at once and use them all week.  Not sure that works in your setup but we found it to be the most cost effective methods.  For reference we are running a 300 gallon system here.  Obviously some ceiling height is needed to make that work.

 

We do have a lift. Which brand auger are you using? Do you have any pics of your setup? 

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choretime seem is the standard and is what I ordered based on recommendation of my local brewer. if you are just running one line it shouldn't be too bad 2-3K 

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Our mill and brew system are on opposite ends of the building, so we use a chain and disk system. I don't know if it would be overkill for your distance.

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