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BlueMEGranch's picture
BlueMEGranch

Bolting/Sifting equipment

I am currently sprouting, drying, milling and baking with sprouted grains in my home based bakery.  I am looking for equipment and good information on how to sift bran from my sprouted flours.  I don't want to grind it in, I want to remove as much of it as I can.  Currently I am using an 8 inch stainless steel fine mesh sieve. Most of the sieves I've purchased locally are too large in the mesh size and do not remove enough bran.  I would like access to better screens to put on larger sieves without purchasing a large commercial sifter.  I've ordered a sifter attachment for my Bosch mixer but am thinking it will also have too large of a mesh size.  I've ordered a fine mesh sifter from Amazon (10").  Hopefully it is really "fine" mesh.  I would also like more information on how to achieve the different grades of flour.  I'm interested in knowing if milling should be on a coarser grind so the bran size will be larger and therefore easier to sift out?  Etc. 

Thanks anyone. 

 

 

 

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

You may find a bigger assortment with brass sieves.  

Or try looking under stainless steel filters or strainers.

BlueMEGranch's picture
BlueMEGranch

Never heard of them. Will see what I can find.  Thanks.

MichaelH's picture
MichaelH

Tried to post a link to the best sieves on the market, but the site thinks it is spam and blocked the post.

BlueMEGranch's picture
BlueMEGranch

Hi MichaelH, not sure if you typed in the link to the best sieves on the market, but I didn't see it and hope you will post the link?

 

Thanks

gary.turner's picture
gary.turner

You might also try mining and assayers equipment suppliers. There should be very accurately gauged sieves from several inch down to 20μm or so in a variety of frame sizes. IIRC, prices are not exorbitant.

cheers,

gary

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BlueMEGranch

Hi Gary,

   Thanks for the information.  BTW, what is - - RC?  is that a company?

 

Marcy

 

Crider's picture
Crider

Keene classifiers. I use a 50 mesh and a 30 mesh.

BlueMEGranch's picture
BlueMEGranch

OK.  Thanks, guess these are what MichaelH was referring to above.  Now I see them on Amazon.  Looking at the Fresh Loaf forum now about drying the flour.  Useful info for my sprouted wheat flours. 

Thanks

 

 

gary.turner's picture
gary.turner

IIRC, If I remember correctly.  IIRC. :)

cheers,

gary

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BlueMEGranch

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gary.turner

There are so many times I  could have used that emoticon. ;)

BlueMEGranch's picture
BlueMEGranch

well, I keep it handy because I use it A-LOT!

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BlueMEGranch

BTW, I am pretty content with my sifter attachment for my Bosch.  It is a very fine mesh, which I really am pleased with.  It does take a little getting used to but helps me sift 15 to 20 lbs of flour a day.  I think its the best home use option right now until I can step up to a small commercial machine.

Thanks all.

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pmiker

Is that the L'equip sifter for the Bosch Universal Plus?  Do you still like it?  I've thought about it in the past but then forgot about it.  Now I'm curious again.

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proth5

When you are ready, Pleasant Hill Grain sells "Eccentric Sifters". These are made to order with one or more screens to sift to your specifications. This is how medium sized mills do their sifting.

If you are looking for mining sieves (or soil classifiers) they are also effective sifters. You might try www.lmine.com and look at their plastic soil classifiers which are way more economical than the brass sieves.

Hope this helps.