Edit: Just realized you are advocating the use of a corded drill
. As long as you can keep the speed down, I guess this is OK. Just doesn't have the coolness factor that motorizing your mill does.[/i]
Well, there's a lot to be said for the Cool Factor.
I mean it is a fucking Hobby and there's a fine line between madness and hobby. That's if there's any line at all, it's gotta be fine.
I think that if I get a grinder (and with a 14.5 gallon Fermentor I may just) I'll make a wood top that'll fit over and clamp to the handles of my mash tun which is a 20 gallon SST pot and grind the grains directly into the MT. Using a hand drill makes sense 'cause it'll be lighter and easier to manipulate.
Plus I'm building my brewery in my weight room and space is an issue. I can't find room for yet one more piece of furniture. Garage brewing is out of the question as I have a GoZillion dollars worth of woodshop hobby equipment in there and plans for yet more.