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I ordered a grain mill from Gray & Holt Dry Goods (Athens, Alabama) on Tuesday - I just received it tonight. (Placed the order via e-mail and used a charge card.) 2 days!!

Incredible service! Item was well packed and in good shape - very heavy though. Will post more info as soon as I get some grain to test the mill.

-- Deb M. (, November 18, 1999


Oops, forgot the website:

Phone: 256-232-2616

Also, I am not associated with this company in anyway, this is just a lower-cost alternative ($39.95) for a decent mill that I found while searching on the web.

-- Deb M. (, November 18, 1999.

It would be great, for all of you that are recommending these $39 grain mills, to give us a report back on your baked bread, pancakes, biscuits and pastries from your fresh ground flour. Yeah, a bit facetious perhaps, but with reason. They're junk folks. You definitely get what you pay for in a grain mill, having owned many. Lastly, I wonder about the recommendations we are seeing on this forum as of late - always by some well meaning person who "isn't associated with the company in any way". Hmmmm. Maybe, maybe not.

-- Grain Mills Cheap?? Not!! (, November 18, 1999.

I've baked bread with grain ground in my bread I've ever eaten; period. For a lighter loaf that rises higher, 1/2 freshly ground whole wheat and 1/2 white flour also makes a nice loaf

It takes a few passes through the Corona for very fine flour (grind, pour it back in the hopper, grind it again, etc.), but it's also nice that you can achieve anything from merely cracked wheat to fine flour by adjusting the grinder and/or making more grinding passes.

-- doug (, November 18, 1999.

I bought a cheapie grain mill as well. It's a item i would not usually use, like my antique meat grinder and collection of pyrex and sylex glass coffee pots. But... these items(as cheap as they are) come in handy during emergencies.... I thought this forum was a way to save money not go out and buy high price items to survive Y2K.

Hey, I grew up poor, never had the expensive stuff,and we got by just fine.. Those were great days, we worked hard and got by.. Can do it again.

I bought my Grain Mill (29.95)just recently from A company called Nasco. This company has several different catalogs, Crafts, Science, Farm, and more.. I got my mill from the Farm & Ranch Catalog as well as cheese making supplies(First time I ever made cheese from a gallon of milk) so darn easy I was amazed.. The best part you can use powdered or even can milk to the make cheese.. They have a web site:

-- cassandra (, November 18, 1999.

The Corona mill ain't hardly junk, and I'm actively hunting a couple. They ARE 10% of the price of my Millennium Mill and a bit more versatile as they use steel burrs and can do oily grains like Corn or Soybeans.


-- Chuck, a night driver (, November 19, 1999.


Mine was a Corona too,just looked at the box. I agree with you 120%. I am happy to have got one..It was just 29.95, and they shipped to me less than a week becasue they had it in stock.. they also carry several higher price ones.. If you need more info let me know..

P.S: I do not have anything to do with the company, I am a housewife in Pennsylvania who has to cut corners..

-- cassandra (, November 19, 1999.

Thanks Deb, Been looking for a reasonably priced mill. Good to know others out there don't rush to buy the over-priced ones and can except a bargain when they see one.

-- Patiently Waiting and (, November 19, 1999.

I'll echo the sentiments of other Corona mill owners. Not junk. not by a long shot.

Requires a bit of physical exertion, no doubt, but it is one of the best bargains I've come across in the past 18 months of prep.

I believe Stan Faryna is organizing a cooperative purchase of these babies. The price is much better than the $40 I paid last fall.


-- Bingo1 (, November 19, 1999.

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