All Grain Flour Mill - not grinding all the grain, lots of dust.
I just got an All Grain Flour Mill, model A33 from ebay, and tried it out tonight and was very unimpressed - hopefully someone can confirm it is worthwhile to put some money in it. I have an old Whisper Mill, and wanted something quieter, and the All Grain seemed to fit the bill. When I ran it, about 20 percent of the berries came out unground, and the rest came out fully ground. I took it apart, saw that you can adjust the stones by turning the top part, did that and still got poor results, lots of unground berries ( plus it was pretty slow - compared to the Whisper - though it was quieter than the Whispermill ) So I turned it a little more and it when I turned the stone by hand, it would catch, then spin, then catch - so obviously it had a high spot. I took it apart and you could see that the bottom stone had a crack from one end to the other. The glue holding the stone to the motor was failing, so I was able to get the stone out, and I will try to glue it together, and true it up, then reinstall. But I am guessing I will need a new stone, plus a catch bin. I tried a muslin bag, but that let out too much flour. So the question is whether it is worth the cost of a new stone, and a catch basin, or should I just chalk it up to experience. Any thoughts would be appreciated, especially someone who owns or has used an All Grain.