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just bought>>>all-grain flour mill a33

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freckled

just bought>>>all-grain flour mill a33

just bought my very first ever mill- its an electric mill named all-grain flour mill a33x model made in utah.  this beast is 30 pounds of  serious stainless steel and motor!  it is round and tall, bottom houses the motor and is 9x12" tall plus an additional 9"on top holds the top stone mill and grain cylinder. it is vintage and HUGE!


i was originally looking at a wondermill or a blendtec b/c they looked smaller- have a small kitchen. crossed out the nutrimill b/c it looked sooo big,  but this came up on craigslist- couldn't tell how large it was until i saw it in person- it's HUGE but solid and beautiful... and messy/dusty.  it is a stone mill.  took the top half off to clean off the old flour and whatever else it accumulated in storage. i brought some whole grains- tried the fine and course-shoots out of the spout!  i need to get a proper bucket and/or mill outside!


i couldn't find much information about this particular company and brand but i think it is is a quality piece. if not, a very huge and heavy paperweight.


ebay has a listing right now,  same model,  mine is dustier at the moment.


http://cgi.ebay.com/Electric-All-Grain-Flour-Mill-Wheat-Grinder-Model-A-33X_W0QQitemZ290391647696QQcmdZViewItemQQptZSmall_Kitchen_Appliances_US?hash=i...


 


now i just need to buy some organic whole grains!


 


 

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LLM777

Congrats on your grinder. I hope it works out well for you. Grinding is great fun!

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kimi

Hi freckle,


Can you please tell me how fine the flour came out? I'm going to get the same mill that I won a bidding. Thanks a lot.

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freckled

kimi,


if its the one on ebay, congrats on winning the mill- it looks super clean.  this is my first ever mill, but compared to ground flour i've bought, the 33x dialed on fine- it comes out nicely fine like the store bought stuff.


i haven't tried the course yet, it seems infinitely adjustable, just move the dial and tighten. 


also, it didn't seem that loud to me, but i've only used it once so far and that was outside b/c i don't have a proper container to contain the flour dust. milled it into a cotton/linen bag- was told by seller it (mill) needs to breathe?


does your's come with a container? instructions? 


one downside i've noticed-found about a 1/2 cup of flour inside the grooves of the mill from 2 lbs of whole grains- take out the screws to reveal the stones.  not sure if its b/c i don't have a proper container so the flour was impacted inside there or if thats how its always going to be- was a pain to clean:(


regardless, its quite stunning to look at, and i look at it everday b/c i don't have a proper place for it yet.


congrats again, i think we might be the only two with this mill!

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cognitivefun

congrats. I have a Fidibus stone mill and am very happy with it. I like that it doesn't overheat the flour. And that you can vary the coarseness.

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kimi

Hi freckle,


My mill doesn't come with any containers, and I've known of this shooting spout as doing many researches for the container. Here is a link that you can take a look at the container or have somebody to make one for you. I think it's not too hard to make one for our "unique" mill. I've been waiting for this huge beast to come. lol.


Wait and see my first ever mill!

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kimi

oops, I forgot to paste the link for you:


http://www.bearsinthewoods.net/shop/mef100.html


Have fun!

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conniebeesunshine

I've had my All-Grain mill since 1973 and it still works great! I had to get a new cord once because I set the heavy thing down on it and it cut through the cord while grinding. My daughter has one, too, but we can't get it set to grind fine anymore. It was fine for a couple years, then started grinding heavy. We've tried to adjust and just can't get it done. Any suggestions?


 

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zuze

Hi just purchased a mill, too, and grinded my first batch last night. I purchased grains from paulsgrains.com. The mill I got is Blendtec and I love it!


I baked one bread with the flour yesterday and making one this morning, and I noticed that using recipes I have used before, it looks that I need more flour, becasue dough looks too liquidy. I baked these first to loafs in breadmachine.


Anyone has insight on this difference for home milled flour and store bought?

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TheWholeGrain

Would you mind me asking about what you plaid for this gem? And/or what you think it should go for. I am looking at getting one too, and am curious what others find it to be worth.

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Old Timer

We have had the All Grain Mill for 30 years or more. Still doing a phenom job. Check out this web page to see if it is the mill you are talking about.

http://www.allgrainmills.com/home.html

We ordered a new flour pail recently and they have redesigned it. Does a great job. Connie if you have the same mill as us there are 3 screws that attach the adjustment handle to the bottom of the motor. These can be set to tighten the mill stones. You want to set them so that at the finest setting the stones don't quite touch each other. It will take a little trial and error.

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plevee

Hi, I have an old All-Grain mill and the stones seem to bind before I get to the fine setting. Could you give more details about this adjustment? I got the mill on eBay and it didn't come with a manual. Is this info in the manual?

Patsy

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Old Timer

 

Does the bottom of your mill look something like this? What you see here is the way my handle for adjusting the mill is attached. What you need to do if your mill is similar is to tighten the stones to where they bind (with the mill switched off). Then loosen the 3 screws and rotate your handle to the fine position. Retighten the screws and you should be good to go. Turn the mill by hand to see if the stones touch at all in the fine position. If they do then adjust the handle a wee bit more in the same direction you did at first. Let me know if this helps.