The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


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Removing stones & dirt from wheatberries

January 5, 2013 - 7:00am -- SheriW

I'm sorry if this has been covered already (and if so please just post the link to the subject), but I fail at searching. We grow our own wheat, and I find it very tedious to hand "rummage" through the wheat berries to cull out the stones and dirt. Is there something clever, without using water or buying another piece of expensive equipment, that I can do to make this job a little easier?

Thank you!


kolobezka's picture

Home-milled porridge?

June 18, 2012 - 4:57am -- kolobezka

I got a Komo mill from my friend 3 week ago. It's great! The smell of fresh flour is awesome :)

It works very well for bread making and I'm now wondering how it could be used to make regular morning cereal. In Germany a "FrischKornBrei" is quite popular but the grain (ground into coarse flour) is not cooked, only soaked with cold water, so I'm not sure if it is really well digestible.

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Low hydration dough on the Electrolux Assistan Original

October 5, 2011 - 7:47am -- flyingbaker

We just got the Electrolux Assistant Original and I've already started using it for some standard breads and it works great. However I'm having a little trouble with low hydration dough's for bagels.

I'm not using large mases of flour (around 900g only) so using the dough hook doesn't seem to be appropriate. However when trying to add more flour when the dough starts to pull away from the side seems to just cause it to mass up and cause it to not mix/knead properly. Is there a trick to adding more flour to an already dry dough?

Jean-Paul's picture

Going on holiday to central England... would love to visit a working grain mill while we're there!

March 10, 2011 - 2:44pm -- Jean-Paul

We're going on Holiday to Central England in May. We (okay, I) would love to find working grain mills to see the flour being ground, then have a few bags sent home. We're staying in the Cotswold region, just south of Stratford-Upon-Avon. Does anyone have ideas for places to visit which fit this desire? Also, any bakers in the region? I am doing research myself, and any ideas/leads are well welcomed. Merci un mille fois! Jean-Paul

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Recommended grain mills and removing bran only.

September 22, 2010 - 9:04am -- Brot Backer

I'm looking get a grain mill and was wondering who had them, what kind and what they think about it. I know I could have just done a search for that but I have another question: is there a semi-easy/efficient way to remove the bran only? I'd most likely mix milled flour with aged bread flour and if I could add bran back in on a whim I'd be able to make a 'frenchier' bread with a higher percentage of milled flour. So what mills produce flour that can have the bran removed?

3,2,1, GO!

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Anyone have a Country Living Mill with the motor

March 21, 2010 - 5:36pm -- UnConundrum

I was wondering if anyone has a Country Living mill with the advertised motor option.  If so, would you be kind enough to post pictures and measurements of the board/base that ships with it?  I've looked and looked, but haven't been able to see what it looks like with the base or how big it is.  Not sure I have room for one.  I'd really like to buy one, but I need to make sure I have the space first.

Thanks in advance


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