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Does flour from freshly milled sprouted grains benefit from oxidation?

January 5, 2015 - 3:03pm -- whizkid

From poking around these forums, I've learned how important it can be to age freshly ground flours for a few days to weeks if the flour is not going to be used immediately. Gluten-destroying enzyme activity slows and natural oxidation occurs that strengthens the gluten.

What I'm not sure about is if the same logic applies to sprouted wheat flour since so much transformation happens during sprouting.

Does flour from freshly milled sprouted grains benefit from oxidation the same way that non-sprouted grains do? 

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grain mill below 32 for days, how long to warm up?

January 2, 2015 - 8:22am -- Melesine

My new Komo is being delivered today after spending the last 5 days in transit in below freezing temperatures. How long should I let it warm up in the house before I use it? It's on the truck and it's still in the 20's today. I don't want to mess up the motor. It's been between 0 and 20 degrees since it left the sellers. 

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Bread Flour

December 22, 2014 - 12:18am -- AbeNW11

When I buy a packet of bread flour, white or wholemeal wheat, which variety am I buying?

Until recently I knew of ancient variety ancestors of wheat such as Emmer, Spelt etc. All "types" of wheat but in reality very different. The name "wheat" I have found is like "classical" in classical music.

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Nutrimill Harvest Grain Mill.

December 14, 2014 - 5:53pm -- barryvabeach

In the last year or two,  Nutrimill came out with a stone mill that looked somewhat like a Komo, though it had some functionality issues, IMHO.  They have apparently redesigned it and are marketing the new model under the same name. Nutrimill Harvest Grain Mill   In the new model, you adjust the fineness of the grind by a knob in the center of the hopper.  Just wondering if anyone has seen this one in action? 

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Where to find durum wheat berries in Canada

December 11, 2014 - 9:14pm -- YarnerT

Hi there,  I am planning on buying a grain mill.  I am now trying to find wheat to grind, in particular durum wheat.  I can only find one source for this in canada (Fieldstone Organics), but the price with shipping is very high at $40 for a 5kg bag.  Does anyone know where else I can find it either to order, or locally near hamilton Ontario?  

Thank you!  


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