The Chit #00: The Clipper Cleaner

Step 5 in Processing Grain to Beer

Written by Christopher on July 21, 2017

Grain is dirty after it’s harvested, and full of chaff (the husk, straw, and other material separated during threshing), stalk, dust, and small rocks.

Clipper cleaner sifting

We use the classic machine for cleaning this material out – a Clipper Seed Cleaner from A.T. Ferrell Co. All the grain we sell with the personal malthouse is pre-cleaned on a Clipper.

The Clipper Cleaner

These bad boys have been built since 1891 in Saginaw, MI. We’ve got a tiny “table-top” version, with a beautiful, manual controller of air flow.

Demonstrating air flow