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Country Living Grain Mill with Corn Auger

charbono's picture
charbono

Country Living Grain Mill with Corn Auger

Has anyone used this mill to grind nixtamalized corn (hominy)?  How well does it work?


 

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symplelife4me

I don't even know what that is! :)  I have used mine to mill both field corn and popcorn and it works great for that. I've also done dry beans and it makes a great bean flour.

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athagan

If the hominy is still wet I don't think it will grind well.  Dry it well and it'll mill like regular corn more or less.


.....Alan.


 


 

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charbono

Symple -- Nixtamal (aka hominy or posole) is whole corn steeped in lime or some other alkaline solution. It can be used whole in pozole (soup) or ground into masa.

Alan -- I should have specified wet, fresh, or moderately dried hominy. Thanks for your input. I’m wondering if it takes a large throat, a certain auger, or something else to mill wet hominy.

cb

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athagan

I'm assuming you want to grind your nixtamal to make fresh masa?  It occurred to me last night that a food processor would be the way to go with high moisture hulled corn.  You could probably get a fairly decent dough in a minute or two if the corn hasn't dried much yet.


.....Alan.