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sources for whole grains and nut flours

mbass7mile's picture
mbass7mile

sources for whole grains and nut flours

I am trying to locate sources for whole grains for making into flour as well as sources for nut flours such as walnut and/or pecan.


What kind of grinders do you use for making nut flours?


I am stumped.  Thanking you advance for your help.

Crider's picture
Crider

When I crank it down tight, I'll get nut butter, but if I make it looser, I'll get a 'flour'. Retsel also sells their Nut Master for around $125.


As for grains, check out your area's health food stores. Those who have bulk bins with whole grains can usually order 25 or 50 lb bags for you if you want.

mbass7mile's picture
mbass7mile

When you use the mill and set it looser, is the "flour" you get kind of grainy?  It doesn't become fine like all purpose ?


Thanks for the info for the source.


Diana

Crider's picture
Crider

For nuts, yes. When I tighten it up I get nut butter!


For grains, I don't use the Corona mill. I have a little Retsel Uni-Ark hand mill which I motorized. I like using its stone wheels for my grains. 

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wholegrain

I mill all my own flour and I have found if you can locate a co-op in your area it will be the best place to buy grain. My local health food store charges way to much for grain, and if you are like me and only use whole grain you will need to buy it in bulk.


To locate a co-op in your area check with a couple of the churches


The Mormen church may offer a co-op or the 7 Day Adventents. I get mine through the 7 Day Adventents. The prices are very reasonable about $25.00 for 50 pounds of grain and there is no shipping charges.


 Tamara


 

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General Store Guy

Check out this website if you want to buy bulk whole grains (especially wheat) in southern Ohio.


www.STGeneralStore.com