New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Beer was fine just had a bit more trub than usual. shown with optional motor Believe me, the mill has more than paid for itself in our household with six to feed – I make EVERYTHING using this flour (and no, I don’t work for Nutrimill or Wondermill! There r grain mill and blender attachments available. Cheers. My standard cast iron skillet for quesadillas. If you are not able to afford a brandy new machine, there are used REFURBISHED models that cost less. Please post info. Rotate the cob and continue cutting until all of the kernels are removed. It was by far the best grind I got out of any of these 3 methods. See tips below on proper storage. To soften hard grains like barley, rye, or wheat, simply rinse in running water, drain, then spread on a clean dish towel and allow to dry overnight – they’ll flatten into flakes in … And I have a super-cool Blendtec that will pulverize anything I feed it, including an iPhone. I love millet, flax, sesame, and sunflower seeds added in, and I have also heard of adding CRACKED wheat to the dough (although haven’t personally tried that one yet). Thanks so much for the reminder! You’re right on burning out the motors on smaller appliances. You can try that too Brie! Could you recommend one? While you're at it, if you can spare the extra few bucks, get a mill with rollers, not a corona style mill. Hopefully someone else can chime in regarding the attachment for you! Blending protein smoothies is my favorite way to start the day. Meat grinder will not disappoint the user to do milling until the grain is compatible with the tool. ~Tiffany. I have been drooling over a grain mill for a while but just can’t fork over the money for something, like you said, that only serves on purpose. Thanks I think I will try my food processor to get the barley (to start with) small then go into the grinder. The grain mill is the key component in the preparation of malted grain prior to brewing. best. Or a quesadilla maker. 12x52 Cracker Mill Mostly used for cracking grains at very high tonnage. Find out what products I can’t live without! On the other hand, a high/fine setting is great for cakes and other pastries. The towel will stop the grain from rolling around while you try to crush it. The towel will stop the grain from rolling around while you try to crush it. I used a rolling pin ONCE . I am just starting out and I totally agree with you, but this is just the best i can afford at the moment in this time frame, which is a bit on the longer side and that’s why I needed a better coffee grinder. Honestly, I’d save and invest in a high powered blender because you’ll get so much more out of it. 25 comments. best top new controversial old q&a. Yes Joy, I had a sneaky suspicion you’d offer your wonderful first hand knowledge on a grain mill!! You might try crushing grain on top of a thin towel. Nope, it sounds like you made a great flower with the 2-in-1 Emmanuel! Similar to how they enrich all-purpose flour. I’m saving up for the mill attachment to my KitchenAid stand mixer. Honest review of Mockmill 100 stone grain mill after using a Wondermill for years. I think starting with something a bit more robust, like a food processor, is a good idea. Blending protein smoothies is my favorite way to start the day. One thing to consider with these non-mill methods of grinding. I choose med. Milling is the process of breaking the grains’ husk and cracking the kernel to a specific, consistent ratio of flour, including medium and coarse particles. Easier to buy in bulk; Can adjust my recipes on brew day (without having extra cracked grains) Can adjust the mill gap depending on the ingredients (rye vs wheat vs barley) (We ended up getting this grain mill after a while.) I read a lot of comments about KitchenAid mixers. -Joy. The rolling pin should at least crack the grain open. It’s great but tiresome. As you read above, I use often use my blender multiple times per day. I use a setting somewhere in between for bread. Hi CJ! I do hope one day to have a mill, and buy also my grains in bulk and grind them to serve ALL of my purposes. I use it at least once a week and really saves time in breads and desserts. This will save your other appliances and also give you a better grind. young lady new to your site this oldman gives you a thumb up job well done very nice keep up the outstanding work. I used my nutribullet (grind attachment) to make kamut flour from the grain, and it worked great. you set the grinding plates loose. Once you determine if grinding your grain fresh works for you, I suggest saving up for a mill. What type of mill are you using ? I use a heating pad to make yogurt. My sons like this recipe. I imagine that the inconsistency will seriously affect your efficiency. The towel will stop the grain from rolling around while you try to crush it. You might try crushing the grain on top of a thin towel. Basically the process goes like this: 1. I have a really hard time spending money on appliances that I don’t need because: a) they serve one purpose Grain is an agricultural product, and it’s size and friability can vary each year depending on the yearly harvest, and the maltster. Tropical Traditions and Palouse Brand have good prices on bulk grain. Otherwise, I just use a stiff brush to clean out the dust between times. High Powered Blender. That is often the best way to get the most from your dollars. It also handles twice the capacity of the largest KitchenAid . I’m sad but don’t feel I can use it for anything else now but the softest seeds and spices. 2) It is a pain to have to wash out/clean two appliances every time you mill – not to mention that it is tedious to grind batch after batch of flour for recipes. We feel we have taken reasonable precautions, like an explosion proof motor on the mill, and enclosing the mill itself. BUT, any time you use a blender you'll find that a fair bit of grain will be pulverized and you can only attempt to crush a small amount at a time to make sure all of the grain makes contact with the blades. to coarse because I know the larger pieces of bran/germ in the flour will create more cleansing fiber. I think I may lose my mind if I did it this way. You can also use a food processor. I’ve heard that they COULD, but haven’t experienced it myself. It has really become a conversation piece. And I use it for my kids favorite snack, chocolate chip cookie dough hummus. I bought it back in 2010, I still have it and I love that thing! Hello Tiffany, For example, a low/coarse setting will give the largest pieces for use in making cream of wheat or gritty corn (I grind popcorn) for hot cornmeal mush cereal. A hand crank one like the Corona will work. The grain mill is the key component in the preparation of malted grain prior to brewing. Thank you for the wonderful idea! I figured there had to be a way to grind wheat without a special appliance (after all, Ma Ingalls did it with a hand coffee grinder), but I didn’t want to risk breaking anything. We saw demonstrations of both Blendtec and Vitamix at our local Costco and that’s how we made our decision. If you are stuck without a mill, try using a rolling pin, instead of a food processor. It is also quieter. I have a tough time deciding…thanks for being so generous with the information, Hi Kerry! If you are stuck without a mill, try using a rolling pin, instead of a food processor. From the kitchen to the bathroom. Hi everyone, I have been wanting to get a mill to grind my own flour for a while now but just haven't been able to afford it yet. To obtain perfect homemade flour, then one should go for owning a one-time expensive mill to use for a lifetime. I burnt out 2 of them and doing my research, found out this is common. We've only done extracts before so we're new to this step. Hi Leah! I was thinking using a rolling pin. Hi Robyn! Thank you for your answer ma’am, I managed to see it just before taking off for my quest. b) take up more room than I have available If you don’t have a coffee grinder, you probably have a food processor. didn't do anything. It just so happened that a local sew ‘n vac store had a used refurbished machine. I believe you can eat real food without going broke AND without spending all day in the kitchen - come join me! How to Make Flour Without a Grain Mill Coffee Grinder. It's not ideal and even if you grind most of the malt into powder some grains will be untouched but it works if you're doing brew in a bag and don't have to worry about stuck sparges. The other thought I had is the concern about a higher heat from these coffee grinders that could affect the quality of the flour. I had started grinding my own grain in my vitamix but my loaves were always a disaster. I share the pros and cons of both and how a grain mill saves you money! A coffee grinder is one of those must-have appliances for die-hard coffee drinkers. It is smaller for storage, and I know my mixer will be around for years to come – it’s already been in service since 1993. A blender like the Blendtec is quite an investment, but one I highly recommend considering it’s various uses. Sturdy for daily use at any feed yard or large farm/ranch that needs a large volume of grain rolled, cracked, or ground fine. This breaks down the gluten, eliminates phytic acid and releases maximum nutrition. Was wondering if you had any experience with this as some of the articles I’ve read say the mill will burn out the Artisan, but I can’t find anything on milling with the 600,6500 or Pro Line! Hello and thank you for your awesome blog. The good thing about a refurbished model is that it is gone through, tested and given individual attention so you KNOW it works! Update: I tried grinding wheat with a 750watt 2in1 blender and a processor, i started off with the blender then I used the processor, the result was a powder with specks of tiny grains here and there, how is that compared to a coffee grinder? Roller Mill Save money by grinding your own grain for feed. Would a burr coffee grinder do the trick too? Just make sure to grind fine and mix the wort well. The only problem is, we don’t own a grain mill, and it’s definitely not in our budget right now. Carol Deppe, a grain-corn hybridizer in Corvallis, Ore., says she has tried several electric grain mills and thinks the Whisper Mill is best for fine grinding. Thank you and God bless!! Why Crushing Malts Matters. I now have a Wondermill and have heard good things about the Nutrimill too! I knew it! Sort by. I’ll let you know when that happens Joy – I can see you cheering me on from afar! Grocery stores use sneaky marketing tactics so you stay in the store longer, buy things you don’t need, and spend more money. The rolling pin should at least crack the grain open. Also, check your area for a local coop. 3) The time and hassle to mill will discourage you from wanting to use freshly milled flour FREQUENTLY, which is what will give you the optimal nutrition you want. There are several reasons, but here are a few that come to mind 1) you will eventually burn out motors on coffee grinders or food processors that are not made to grind foods that are quite so hard (especially the hard wheat grains, popcorn, or dry beans). For now, I’ll try cracking the grains in the new grinder, but carefully! Typically they will mill grain you didn't even buy from them, in my experience. Vitamix and Blendtec are the two industry leaders in high powered blenders, but I’ve heard good things about Ninja as well, and they’re a bit cheaper. I then want the same grain mill to make wonderful flour from the wheat that we raise. In that case, I will often mill hard white wheat (with some Kamut mixed in) on “fine” and they usually LOVE the bread and are very surprised when I tell them it is made with 100% whole grains! I'm Tiffany - blessed wife and mother of two living outside Atlanta, GA. crushing grains without a mill? To get a finer grind, run the berries through two cycles on the coffee grinder. Would love to know which model of Blendtec you have and love? My opinion may be skewed, but I sure do LOVE my Blendtec! Last Updated November 3, 2018 62 Comments. Can’t resist adding one more point, and that is CONSISTENCY in size of flour particles. You may have even received one like this for your wedding or Christmas. It takes forever though so better to use the store's mill. I’m not Joy, but this is the one we saved up for and invested in, and still have several years later! LOL, Jami, Do you have a Costco nearby? I really need a grain mill that will crack grain or beans for my chickens. Next time we’ll use a Kenwood vintage coffee grinder and sieve and regrind any that doesn’t pass through. Crank Out Some Cracked Grain. It … These machines, when properly set help crack the grain open so the digestive juices can get in there and break it down without over processing the grain and creating too many fines. Two other options for processing small grains are hammer or roller mills, which are particularly useful for processing small grains with hulls like barley and oats. I sifted the flour after I was done to make sure it was all ground and barely got any bits leftover. Bosch is rated number 2 in mixers but only because they don’t advertise. I only have one of those baby coffee grinders. I have not tried manually crushing a whole batch's worth, only about 8oz of specialty grains before I got my mill, but it was NOT a lot of fun. you set the grinding plates loose. I’m looking at investing in a KitchenAid but if I do that, I would rather get a professional version (600, 650, or Pro Line 7) and perhaps also use it for milling. I've never heard of anyone charging for this. Or a juicer. Does it come out with a “heartier” texture? Then again I’m always up for a challenge I’m one of your newer followers and love what I am reading so far! Thanks to this article, now I have three different ways! god bless loner, Hi, I’ve been making my own oat flour with a coffee grinder for a couple of years now but wondered how the harder grains would go. ~Tiffany. Even tomato soup and pancakes can be made in a blender! Note:  If your grinder is a bit aged like mine, you may notice it getting a bit warm during the process. Hello Tiffany, I was wondering what you thought of the KitchenAid mill attachment? . that are still actually good for us and the best to buy. I found a new coffee grinder today that looks good, not terribly expensive — the Hamilton Beach custom grind. I don’t have a mill and was looking every where for a method to grind my grains. I bought a mill because it took too long in the blender (and I was worried about killing the blender). Now, I know whole wheat flour at the store is darker in color like the wheat you grind at home, but oftentimes companies will refine all their flour then add back in the bran to make it “whole wheat”. I do think the use of a coffee grinder is ingenious, and thought of it too, hence findng this thread. Thanks for the reply and condolences, Tiffany. This defeats the purpose of the whole wheat flour being less refined and more nutritious. Using my blender is my favorite solution to my no-grain-mill problem, especially since it can turn an Apple store into dust. It was a small piece of plastic from my coffee grinder, an old Braun KSM2 no longer on the market, so I can’t replace it. If the coarse setting pulverizes them too much, there’s an on-off button I can use for short bursts. And I’m currently trying to decide if I should get a blendtec or vitamix…aaag! Since I eat for health and feed many generations, I soak my breads and grain recipes overnight. I’m coming into the discussion late, but thought it important to share my experience. Most homebrew shops, both online and IRL, will mill grains for you, typically for like a buck. My first 4 or so all-grain BIAB batches I ran through the blender and got 82% efficiency and they were great beers. Coffee beans are hard, but we don’t know how hard in relation to whole grains. A lot of people have passed through my kitchen and learned about using whole grains/freshly milled flour after inquiring about this unusual appliance. All I wanted was to crack some spelt & kamut berries for bread making, just a few, so I tried my coffee grinder. It doesn’t have to be fancy grinder. Thoroughly tested and proven in use in hundreds of homes (over 5,000 sold). I’ve also been drooling over a grain mill! And the three settings for coarse, bread, and pastry textures refine a consistently-calibrated flour in a single run. Your experience and opinion is definitely valued! Red wheat berries are darker in color than white wheat berries and are used to make whole wheat flour (not to be confused with whole white wheat flour, which comes from white berries).They have a slightly higher protein content and is best used in hearty and heavy bread recipes. If you know you’ll be needing the flour immediately, you may want to grind it a day or two ahead of time. I mean, it’s seriously just better that way. These machines, when properly set help crack the grain open so the digestive juices can get in there and break it down without over processing the grain and creating too many fines. Check out the video on the Bosch site. Hi would you mind saying which model of the grain mill you use? You can find one Ebay for under $50.. I had noticed that the plastic lid seemed to be drying out, especially after I began grinding flax seeds on a regular basis last year. Another reason grinding your own flour is better is because of the cost. I have to chime in (you knew I would, didn’t you?) Do i still need a coffee grinder? You can still get good crushes from rolling it. And I’m leery about that! We currently don't have any chicks. crushing grains without a mill If you are stuck without a mill, try using a rolling pin, instead of a food processor. However, I cannot find any documentation to justify our practices, so we are at an impasse. The rolling pin should at least crack the grain open. The KoMo Grain Mill is the result of a German-Austrian collaboration by Wolfgang Mock and Peter Koidl. I'd recommend finding a friend or a LHBS with a mill. Hi Sidney! Will that work? Copyright © 2021 Don't Waste the Crumbs  •  All rights reserved  •  Site Design by Emily White Designs. If the grains are still too big, run through a blender after the food processor. That’s why I don’t own a yogurt maker. The mill I’d like to have is the Grainmaker, a great USA made mill. Reduce your costs by processing all types of grain without intermediaries (wheat, barley, oats, corn). Then resold at quite a savings! The bread comes out more hearty for sure, but not really seedy. The Braun was old and much-used, so that’s possibly why I ran into those issues. It is much more cost effective to buy bulk grain and do the work yourself. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. “What’s THAT??? http://amzn.to/2qjBHiK, Oops! -Joy, I hadn’t thought about differences in grinding settings before. I have the Classic Blendtec model: At first thanks for your great article to make a wonderful recipe flour. I didn’t have these issues, and the grains didn’t cause pitting in any of my appliances. Carol Deppe, a grain-corn hybridizer in Corvallis, Ore., says she has tried several electric grain mills and thinks the Whisper Mill is best for fine grinding. You can use a very simple hand-held mixer, like what Walmart offers for $5 on Black Friday, cakes and cookies and your own two arms for bread dough. JAM. Don’t let it collect dust any longer and put it to use grinding your grain for fresh bread! Using my blender is my favorite solution to my no-grain-mill problem, especially since it can turn an Apple store into dust. A coffee grinder is one of those must-have appliances for die-hard coffee drinkers. . Thanks for gearing it toward REAL people who live on a limited budget! I can’t stretch finances that way yet so it’s on my wish list :)(and a vitamix). 3 hours later, I had cracked grain, a giant mess, and about 45% efficiency. My grinder may be a “baby” too. You can only do about 4 ounces at a time, meaning it takes a few minutes to do the 1 or 2 pounds of specialty grains. Milling is the process of breaking the grains’ husk and cracking the kernel to a specific, consistent ratio of flour, including medium and coarse particles. If you're thinking of going all grain for recipes larger than a gallon, you'll either want to use the mill at your LHBS or buy a mill. I could make room for the mill if I cleaned out and sold a few things on a shelf… which would in turn help me save up for a mill, lol. Is there any reliable way to do this? Required fields are marked *. about ANCIENT strains of wheat – the ones low in gluten, high in vitamins, etc. It was that need that spawned the Horning stationary roller mill. I no longer use my Blendtec for grinding wheat, as it doesn’t get as fine as you really need it to be for baking. If yours does not shut off automatically, grind for 45 seconds and then repeat. Better safe than sorry! The entire bran (outer coating), that has a lot of the nutrients, remains with the flour. That’s why I’m researching milling now, along with brand options for a new coffee grinder. But you are left with a fairly decent flour that’s on the coarser side. No fancy colours, just white or stainless but this wonder machine also weighs a fraction of that hefty other machine. c) or cost A LOT of money. Hold an ear of corn vertically against the smaller bowl. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the Homebrewing community. We literally just burned up out coffee grinder this morning trying to ground bulgat wheat LOL new grinder here we come! Growing 2500 tonnes of bread wheat so i can tolerate a disaster if that happens! I use it every single day. . Although I’ve been told the wheat grain here in the UK is much lower in protein than the USA and so not as good in bread. When you grind fresh flour, you retain the highest amount of nutrients available in the grains. So if you are looking to simply crack the grain into smaller pieces, say 1/16" to 1/8" which will a part of your overall recipe, or said another way 5-10 pieces per kernel, the Corona is fine. With three modifications---two minor, on… If you are considering buying a new stand mixer, the Bosch is really the only option. Apparently the grinder isn’t designed for those who enjoy multiple pots of freshly ground coffee throughout the morning… just take your time, letting it rest and cool as necessary. I had to run my berries in it twice to get the powdery grind needed for baking. Its not because I’m expecting any major differences in results as far as the finness of the flour is concerned. I’d use a coffee grinder in conjunction with a blender if you don’t have a high powered blender. I wanna try it today but I don’t have a coffee grinder or a grain mill. But I do encourage you to save up for a mill … you will never regret it! I wouldn’t have bought a brand new carpet cleaner because of the cost, but after doing my research I settled on a model I wanted. After going from partial mashes to more or less all-grain, i got a$55 corona mill.Fresh,crushed grain in no time and i swear my batches are better and my efficency as a bonus,not that im that hard up for efficency. Soaking or making sourdough bread helps you regain some of the nutrients that turn dormant after grinding. to coarse setting vs. fine. Thanks for the reminder! Red vs. White 1. The grinder I used is actually our spare, so I’ve dedicated it to grains only, removing some of the cleaning requirements. Yes, definitely a difference when you grind at a med. Hi, I was wondering if you could share your Blendtec settings for grinding wheat? For a long time, I thought using a grain mill was reserved only for the “super crunchy” people that raised their own cows or had huge acreage-sized gardens. My lovely, red Kitchen Aid stand mixer (a wedding gift) is number two. Both are Southern favorites. However, when I did use my blender, I cranked it up to 10 for 50s at a time (the default time setting) and repeated until the flour no longer became smaller after each grind! I think I’ll go with an attachment for my kitchen aid mixer. I would use it as a short term fix and consider budgeting for the mill when possible. The only problem is, we don’t own a grain mill, and it’s definitely not in our budget right now. Milled a whole 50 pound bag of malt this way because I got it cheap from a friend who was leaving the country and used it up over a few brew days and it was doable, just annoying and time-consuming. 100% Upvoted. My coffee grinder has an auto-timer and shuts off when the cycle is complete. For this purpose it works and is better than a roller mill. Our local building inspector is giving us grief over our grain dust procedures. I hope you find a mill you like. The corn kernels or other easygoing grains should be preferably dried to grind through the blades to get a non-sticky texture. You can also use a food processor. Both all-grain and extract brewing rely on properly milled malts. We also are able to cook and prepare corn grits. I BIAB and I was getting 65-70% efficiency using a food processor before I got my Corona mill. The small food processor isn’t used too often, so I brush it out well and plan to clean it before and after I use it for something else (if/when that happens). 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