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Grade 86 Flour?

jstreed1476's picture
jstreed1476

Grade 86 Flour?

I purchased some whole wheat flour from the Golden Delight Bakery, an Amish bakery near Kalona, Iowa. (5 lbs for $3) The girl at the counter said they purchase their wheat and grind it in-house. It was busy, so I didn't have time to quiz her about the label, which reads "Grade 86 Whole Wheat Flour."


Anyone have an idea what that means?


The flour is pretty finely milled--closer to the consistency of KA White Whole Wheat than the other whole wheat flours I buy (Hodgson Mill, Bob's Red Mill).


I used it in a recipe from King Arthur--Harvest Grain Bread. Turned out great, so I'm happy with it. Just curious about the designation.

charbono's picture
charbono

Maybe there's a mix-up somewhere.  Walton Feed sells a hard white wheat called Golden 86.  It's supposed to have the same origin as Prairie Gold.


 

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jstreed1476

Went back to look at the label. Realized that what I thought was "Gr 86" (which I interpreted at "Grade 86") actually reads "G 86"--the "g" is handwritten and looks a lot like "Gr."


So yeah, I bet it does stand for "Golden 86."