Grain mills

  • Grain mills

    Posted by Molasses on November 7, 2022 at 4:34 am

    I am curious about what grain mills folks are using to grind their own grains for flour and corn meal. I would like to hear what your experience has been. I am really interested in something that is made in the USA and would prefer a manual type.

    Helene65 replied 10 months, 3 weeks ago 8 Members · 16 Replies
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  • Dogcreek

    Member
    November 7, 2022 at 5:35 am

    I was able to find a used Grain Maker 116 on FB market place. I would not have purchased new due to cost but was able to get a great deal on it. It’s a large unit but I plan to take it to our get togethers so others can use it also. I watched fb for a long time…. It’s a great unit.

    • Igyigy

      Member
      March 30, 2023 at 5:16 am

      These look fantastic, and made in Montana. If I make profit from my mill I’m saving it toward the Grain Maker.

  • KramitDreams

    Member
    November 7, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    We have the family grain mill. We love it. It’s manual but can attach to a kitchen aid. We have the grain grinder and oat flaker☺

  • Summerhat-n-Chicks

    Member
    November 7, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    I have a Wonder-Mill junior deluxe and love it. It comes with two sets of stones and grinds pretty much everything from coffee to peanuts. Yes, you can make butters with it, though I have not done it yet. There are several different attachment for power units available even a drill bit attachment. Not sure where it’s made. 🤔

    • Igyigy

      Member
      March 30, 2023 at 5:11 am

      I think it is made in India. I got one a few months ago too. I make hard wheat berry flour, amaranth flour, almond butter, peanut butter. Really any nut butter.

      Nut butter is much easier than grains. Have to sift and grind a couple times to get nice flour but that is fine.

      One flaw is that they have powder bake painted(not sure of right term) some parts of the grinding burrs. That paint has rubbed off or flaked off on the back of the spinning bur. Hope it wasnt too toxic. Didn’t notice till we already ate the flour and or butter.

      I have the drill bit attachment and i like to manually crank over using the drill. It seems to take more strength cause you need to limit the speed. My drill stupidly has an automatic highspeed to lowspeed adjustment so i cant slow it down besides with the trigger. Also, not as much leverage in the drill handle.

      • Summerhat-n-Chicks

        Member
        March 30, 2023 at 1:12 pm

        Wow, I still haven’t used my mill, but once and haven’t noticed anything. I might just go ahead and grind the paint off when I finally set it up (still haven’t found a proper place in my tiny kitchen where it’s not in the way). I’m thinking of getting a bicycle sprocket for it . My husband can then attach the rest to make it into a treadle powered mill when power is out.

  • Summerhat-n-Chicks

    Member
    November 7, 2022 at 1:58 pm
  • Helene65

    Member
    March 18, 2023 at 3:47 am

    I have The Family Grain Mill which can be hooked up to a motor or a bike wheel so u can power it by riding the bike.

    I have a WhisperMill (it’s quiet loud) but it’s electric.

    I want a flaker so bad! I do have a DLX (old version of Ankarasum) that has that attachment.

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 1 week ago by  Helene65.
    • PWDOhioRaptureReady

      Member
      March 25, 2023 at 2:24 pm

      I thought Family Grain Mill makes a flaker…..??? I thought I had one.

      • KramitDreams

        Member
        March 30, 2023 at 1:26 pm

        The family grain mill does have a flaker attachment, we have one.

  • Helene65

    Member
    March 18, 2023 at 3:49 am

    I’m looking for something that CRACKS grains

    Make steel cut or Irish cut or Scotch cut or grits—these all mean the same thing lol

    I just figured out my Whispermill won’t crack anything, just different texture flour. Not rly even do cornmeal 😵‍💫 I had thought it was cornmeal but it’s not rly coarse enough.

    Im not buying Mockmill lol

  • PWDOhioRaptureReady

    Member
    March 25, 2023 at 2:20 pm

    We have this one also but haven’t used it yet. I also bought a Komo, haven’t used it yet either. Also have a Vita-Mix and it does a great job grinding flour, I have used it for that. You do have to have the special pitcher for grinding hard things.

  • Helene65

    Member
    March 31, 2023 at 8:59 pm

    It’s a hand crank, not the DLX/Ankarasum that u prob have.

    It’s an old hand mill version, from the 90s. The Country Grain Mill may be the name.

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 3 weeks ago by  Helene65.
  • Molasses

    Member
    November 7, 2022 at 4:57 am

    This is about what I was thinking would work well for me. I like the option of attaching the drill to power it. I will continue to researching. Do you know if it is made in the USA?

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