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If you are into milling at home, this is the place for you.

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California organic whole grain grower miller

August 6, 2016 - 7:20am -- dcoke

  I've been growing organic grain and milling it for a few years. When I started, my primary motivation was to see if I could find, grow and harvest grains that I could use to bake good 100% whole grain bread.  

 I searched for and trialed different varieties, looking for grain with the protein and gluten qualities to make a good loaf of bread, and that would yield enough to be able to be sold at a reasonable price. I've had some successes and some failures with varieties I've trialed. 

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Loving my new Komo Flocino

July 23, 2016 - 4:02pm -- Broetchenmaedchen

I received my Komo Flocino earlier this week and have been making homemade fresh rolled oats for breakfast everyday since. I also used it to make whole grain oatmeal cookies. Delicious! There is nothing like fresh milled/flaked grains! The flavor is so much more intense and they stick to your ribs unlike processed ones that have been sitting on store shelves for a millenia.

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Sourcing whole grain

June 14, 2016 - 6:37am -- chriswrightcycles


I've searched the forums for a list of grain suppliers to no avail. I've seen various companies mentioned in posts, but this info doesn't seem to be compiled in one place. Would it be possible to put together a list of suppliers and make it a sticky for all to see? Who do you buy your grains from? My current suppliers

Bluebird Grain Farms - Winthrop, WA -

Castle Valley Mill - Doylestown, PA -

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Milling Gluten Free grains

May 31, 2016 - 11:20am -- TheBajan


I purchased a Retsel Mil-Rite electric grain mill with the optional hand crank and the optional stainless steel grinders. Three weeks ago I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I've never used the mill even though I've had it for about 4 years... I've never even turned it on. Looking at the cost of purchasing GF flours (rice, coconut, almond, various beans, etc.) I'm blown away at how much it costs. So I'm thinking about using the mill to create my own flour.

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grinders and blenders

May 14, 2016 - 7:29am -- chleba


I've looked into milling my own wheat for a while just for fun home purposes, this sort of "do it myself" attitude is predominant in all my hobbies. 

Google searching results really in only reviews of the basic home machines, like the nutri or wonder mills, some of the hand cranked ones, etc.  Here and there I see a little note about using something like a vitamix or blendtec.   So a few questions where I'm not finding much:


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