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Old 05-23-2010, 12:06 PM
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I decided on the CS Bell Co., Tiffin, OH. Made in the USA with all USA
sourced components. And the unit is a tank!
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:55 PM
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Nice unit. It looks like the one my dad has, he got it from the catalogue. I keep forgetting to ask him for it......
Was it painful to buy?
I don't know why it never showed up in my searches for grist mills
I don't want to highjack this thread in one post but what blend of grains do you use for layers?
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:10 AM
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Nice unit. It looks like the one my dad has, he got it from the catalogue. I keep forgetting to ask him for it......
Was it painful to buy?
I don't know why it never showed up in my searches for grist mills
I don't want to highjack this thread in one post but what blend of grains do you use for layers?
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C.S. Bell Co.
PO Box 291
Tiffin, OH 44883
O) 419-448-0791
F) 419-448-1203

They take Visa and Mastercard.

Painful somewhat, but the pain was mediated by the large chunks of
quality iron that showed up. I have already swapped out the fine burrs
for the course burrs and am in the process of making a hand crank for
it until the motor shows up.

Mill $539 USD
Shipping $38.96 USD

SWMBO is in charge of the feeds, the mill was mainly for grinding the
corn and oats for the steer. She buys chicken feed for the layers. I
will find out more for you in a few when she is available.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:37 AM
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SWMBO is in charge of the feeds, the mill was mainly for grinding the
corn and oats for the steer. She buys chicken feed for the layers. I
will find out more for you in a few when she is available.
Hubbard Homestead 17% Layer
http://www.homesteadfeeds.com/Poultry/layerration.html

A local feed supplier stocks it and delivers it, it is free of antibiotics,
hormones, animal by-products and preservatives. She also free ranges
the layers so they get a good ration of bugs and greens and they are
happy hens. They second brood of chicks just hatched yesterday and
this morning. She got 31 chicks about 3 weeks ago and this is the second
and I believe last batch of chicks for this year, the hens will be kept for
laying and the Roosters (save a few) will be for meat. The Rhode Island
Reds are not bad eating, darker meat than store bought, and they mature
in 4-5 months. They are a large hearty breed.

Hubbard is out of Mankato, MN they had an all natural beef feed too
but it is a 4,000 pound minimum, and that is more than I care to store
for 1-2 steers, so the grinder is for the corn and oats for the steer(s).
We are looking for a second steer.

Around here cracked corn runs about double the price for shelled corn. By
the time we finish 3 steers the grinder will pay for itself. Not to mention
what else we can run thru it. We have also tossed around the idea to plant
an acre of feed corn. I know enough farmers that would be willing to plant it
and combine it for us, storing it would be the only challenge at this point.
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That's a cool looking milling machine.

I was picturing something like the old hammermill that my dad had on the farm, ran it with an old Buick straight-8 flathead. That was a messy business.
It would chew bundles of grain sorghum as fast has you could feed it down the chute & blew the result up into the storage bin.
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I got to making the base for it today and op tested the unit. Should have
taken a picture of it assembled but forgot to. The base is getting a coat of
paint tonight.

That is one Hell of a mill, coarse grinds corn almost as fast as you can feed
it, did 3 bushel of corn in about 5 minutes...
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A few pictures.
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The grinder cracks corn like a raped ape. It might have took 5 minutes to
grind 3 bushel of corn, that is about 150 pounds of corn. I have the coarse
burrs in the machine and I have them set fairly far apart. I am running a
4" motor pulley to their 12" grinder pulley with a 1725 rpm, 2 HP single phase
TEFC motor, 230V, the switch is a 30 amp 2 poles switch.

If I wanted to I could run corn flour if I needed to...

Saved $600-700 building the frame and wiring the unit myself.
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If I wanted to I could run corn flour if I needed to...
Cornbread, anyone?

It would go nice with the lentils & sausage.
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When I read "Grist mill" I was thinking of a building with a water wheel on a river bank.
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