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Good Grain Mill

February 22, 2011 - 6:33pm -- patman23

I have a viking 7qt mixer and was going to get the grain mill attachment for it.  I wanted to see if anyone has used it and get their feedback.  I have never milled my own flour before but reading some of the posts on here makes me think that Im mising out.  So... A few questions...

1.  Asside from the Viking Mixer Attahcment, what Grain Mills do you recommend?

2.  What kind of grain (wheats, corn etc) is recemmended?

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Looking for a broken Whisper Mill for Parts

April 20, 2010 - 8:59am -- Nickisafoodie

Hi All, I have an older Whisper Mill that is probably 10 years old under "Grainmaster WhisperMill" - this made the original Whisper Mill but went bankrupt due to lifetime warranties.  The name was aquired by the current owners of Whispermill which is identical in terms of key parts; now being sold under WonderMill.  There were some problems and most can be fixed if you have the parts.

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Doc Tracy

I'm so excited. I just ordered a new mill. I can hardly wait to start milling my own grains. Since I bake almost exclusively with whole grains this is a big deal for me. I've been ordering my flour out of state, about once or twice a month so I figure it will pay for itself in about a year.

There is a place very close to the house that sells grains in bulk so I'm pretty set, although I don't know if they have specialty grains like spelt, durum and kamut.

Now I just need to bake a bunch of whole wheat this week to use up the month old flour that I have. I'm refreshing my starter now, going to start some of my "1-2.5-3" loaves tonight.

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Wolfgang/Komo mill stone safety?

November 17, 2009 - 8:23pm -- persimmon

Wow, what a great site with so much helpful info.  I really want to join the home grain milling tribe! Every 6 months, I spend hours researching mills online, get too confused and don't order anything...But I think I'm close...right now it's Nutrimill vs. Wolfgang/Komo.  Both seem like great mills, but on the downside I see it as micronizer vs. unknown millstone material.

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Lee Household Flour Mill - my Review / Evaluation

September 18, 2009 - 2:00pm -- subfuscpersona


I'm in love with Lee...

The Lee Household Flour Mill is an electric grain mill manufactured by EM Lee Engineering. Purchased new, models start at $556. However, used mills are available at times on eBay at significantly reduced prices. I purchased a model S-600 on eBay several months ago and have been exploring the mill's capabilities since then.

Choice of Four Models

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Roller Mills anyone?

March 30, 2009 - 11:18am -- TinGull

Hey there!

I was wondering if anyone knew of a place to buy roller mills?  I realize they are usually set up in succession to bring the particle size down.

And... maybe what I'm looking for could be done without that.  What I'm wanting to do is mill whole buckwheat flour, and not have large hulls left over.  I assume flour processed at Birtkett Mills is all done on roller mills, but don't know if there is maybe a way to process the whole buckwheat berry, hull and all, into a flour.



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New "Grainmill" Grain Mill on Market - Any Users?

June 16, 2008 - 4:20am -- subfuscpersona

I've recently noticed a new (well, new to me) manual grain mill on the market made in the USA and available from It's design is very similar to The Country Living grain mill (I would characterize the Country Living grain mill as a high-end, well made mill).

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Grain Mills

October 8, 2007 - 4:50pm -- rrosen


I was wondering if any of you have had experiences with any of the German home grain mills, such as the Schnitzer, Wolfgang or Eschenfelder (Hawo)? I've been using a motorized Country Living mill, but I'm looking for a faster mill. I've tried the Nurtrimill, and it's good for large quantities, but it doesn't go quite as fine as the Country Living mill. The German mills look interesting, but wonder if they'll mill as fine as the Country Living mill. Thanks...



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Question re Nutrimill One-Speed Model

June 14, 2007 - 6:37am -- subfuscpersona

to those of you who own and use the Nutrimill grain mill I have a QUESTION...

How often do you use the low speed (for coarse milling) when milling flour for bread? Or do you mainly use the high speed and just vary the fineness of the grind?

Nutrimill has a one-speed model out that only mills on high. Cost is $200 flat (no additional shipping costs!). I mainly want to mill finer flours (equivalent in feel to a commercial equivalents) for bread baking. I have a Kitchen Aid grain mill attachment, which I can always use if I want to mill a coarse flour or crack grain.

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Semolina into durum?

June 3, 2007 - 7:52pm -- staff of life

I'm so excited to get my new Nutrimill grain mill!  I already have a few batches of flour undergoing their slight aging (thanks Cliff Johnson for all the info!) and I'm excited about all the new flours I'll get to make that I could never find in my local stores.  I have one question: can I use it to turn my semolina flour into the finer grained durum?  My understanding of the relationship between these two flours is correct, no?  And will putting semolina flour in clog my machine?  Thanks for your help!


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