The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


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Help Finding Clay or "Builders Mix" in Michigan

March 25, 2011 - 12:49pm -- bobchristenson


I've started building my outdoor bread oven from Denzer's "Build your own earth oven" book (the base has come along nicely!) but I didn't realize I was going to have such a hard time buying clay or a clay mix for the oven mix. I was hoping that digging on my property would turn up a decent mix, but it was all sand.  I've called around landscape and brick suppliers and can't find any powered/dry clay or 'builders mix' that is specified in the book.

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Hello...I'm looking for an organic farmer & miller in Michigan, I'd like to buy fresh-ground unbleached bread flour, locally.  I live in Bay City.  Tomorrow I'm headed south (Linden, Michigan) to Westwind Milling Company to try their products.  Does anyone know of another place?  Thanks!

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Hello from an amatuer baker in michigan

December 3, 2007 - 9:53am -- n3rdchik

Hello from the Great Lakes State -

Though I live next to and work in Ann Arbor, home to Zingerman's, there $6-$10 bucks a loaf is a bit steep on the budget, but now I have an appreciation for good bread.  But with work, little ones, and a forgetfull brain - I am still trying to integrate into the "bread lifestyle".   I'll probaly be peppering you with questions on flour storage, buying bulk and adding baking to a full schedule.



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