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Mill Cabinet/Homebrew Storage Project

Post by D.Pepper » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:48 pm

For quite a while, I've had lots of little homebrew related equipment hanging out in buckets between uses, and keeping it altogether was a pain for me. When I was able to brew in the kitchen, before I was banished to the garage I stored them in a kitchen cabinet. Simple enough, but my garage is low on cabinets, and less so dedicated homebrew gear cabinets. I had to make a solution to keep most of the stuff all in one place. After a sketch and trip to Home Depot I was ready to tackle it.
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The 4ft countertop hangs off the side so that a bar stool can sit underneath the overhang and be able to work at comfortably.

I was able to integrate the mill into the countertop and have a dedicated cabinet to keep the dust down.
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The countertop gives me way more space to work on, and I can control the mill speed with a dimmer switch off the side of the cabinet that powers the drill.
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When brewday is all done, I can pack it up and roll it away for the next day.
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Re: Mill Cabinet/Homebrew Storage Project

Post by LeafMan66_67 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:50 pm

Setup looks great! Very effective and efficient
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Re: Mill Cabinet/Homebrew Storage Project

Post by HoweFox » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:11 pm

Didnt think you would be able to vary the drill speed that way. Any chance of damaging the drill? Setup looks very nice.

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Re: Mill Cabinet/Homebrew Storage Project

Post by D.Pepper » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:30 pm

Thanks! The dimmer does a good job of varying the speed of the drill in place of the trigger being pegged. I oversized the drill a touch so it didn't have to work as hard to run the mill, I'll have to see how it goes!

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Re: Mill Cabinet/Homebrew Storage Project

Post by Keith » Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:01 pm

Looks great! Should do the trick. Depending on your drill the dimmer may shorten it's life. But you can get replacements fairly inexpensive.

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