Equipment

Maintaining a barley crusher

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When buying grain in bulk having a barley crusher is very nice. You can crush your barley with a rolling pin and a lot of time. I use this barley crusher.

 

I want to share how to maintain a barley crusher.  When I first got my barley crusher I didn’t know how to maintain a barley crusher to work properly.  I was crushing grain when the crank was jammed.  I couldn’t crush barley, I had the bin full to the top.  The one thing I didn’t know was barley crushers have to have vegetable oil put into the edge of the rollers.

 

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The easiest way to get to the rollers is to remove the bin.  To remove the bin loosen the screws on both sides with a screw driver and wrench. Remove the bin and put the vegetable oil in the side of the rollers.  To make sure the oil is worked into the rollers I manually spin the rollers with my fingers.

 

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When keeping a well maintained barley crusher it will give you years of service.

 


 

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