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Need a little help from the experts. I have been spending lots of money lately on grains, equipment and other stuff. I recently recieved my grain grinder. I will not share what I paid for it because of my embarrasment.
I never realized HOW MUCH WORK it would be to grind a simple cup of flour. My wife is in rebellion. My children are in revolt. This means I will have to grind this stuff up if I want to eat it. So, until the electricity goes out, I want another ELECTRIC grinder.
Please help. Before I get ripped off again, could someone recommend a good quality electric grinder. Is steel burrs or stone better? I intend on eating this ton of wheat I have on hand so I dont really want junk but I'm no millionare either.
By the way, I bet my kids will use that manual grinder should the power go off. Beats using 2 hard stones and its better on their teeth.
-- WAYNE WITCHER (WWITCHER@MVTEL.NET), December 26, 1998
The best that I've found is the Grain Master Whisper Mill. This is made by Bosh. Available from Lehman's
It took almost a month for mine to arrive as they are back-ordering most of this kind of stuff.
Maybe someone else knows where else to get one.
-- LM (email@example.com), December 26, 1998.
I bought an electric grain mill from Emergency Essentials several months ago and it works great for grinding wheat berries into fresh flour. But then I am on solar & wind power and have no worry about electrical supply. Something to contemplate . . .
-- JSK (JSK@rmi.net), December 26, 1998.
Wayne, What I've been using is a secondhand Oster blender we bought at Good Will for 4.00 dollars.It does just fine for most all of our flour needs.You have to watch and not get the flour hot because that damages the vitamins in the germ(wheat germ that is). BTW my hand mill is an old Rite Way which had at one time a booklet showing how to hook it up to a bike and/or electric motor. The speed was stepped down to keep the stone burrs from hurting themselves.But I've misplaced the booklet so the mill is still powered be ARMSTRONG.
-- nine (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 26, 1998.
We also have many buckets of wheat and needed to be able to process them. Initially we bought a Country Living Mill for $329. It works well, grinds reasonably fine, but it takes a lot of effort to produce much flour. So that we could practice various recipies using the wheat in an efficient manner we bought the electric Whisper Mill for about $270. It is fabulous! It will grind 8 cups of wheat berries into 12 cups of extremely fine flour in under two minutes. It is not loud. After one month of every day use ours did jam and we sent it back to the manufacturer. They fixed it in a day or two at no cost and we should have it back in a couple of days. They reassured us it has a lifetime warranty and if it breaks again send it in. We are quite pleased with it but it seems prudent to have a manual backup incase of no electricity or breakdown. God Bless your efforts.
-- Frank Adams (email@example.com), December 26, 1998.
Try adding some oat flour to the wheat flour. It will act like white flour and lighten up the weight etc. I find a 50/50 blend makes delicatable Belgian waffles and cookies that are devoured fast.
It is a little dryer so add a bit more oil. You can grind oat berries or oat flakes, both will give you flour. Personally rolled oats grind quickly in a dry blender. Mine works best with a cup at a time 20 seconds.
-- Laura Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 10, 1999.