Can anyone who has used Great River Milling's Specialty Rye Flour speak to the level of corseness/fineness of the flour?
We had the same question, so I Great River Organic Milling and asked. The women with whom I spoke said the grind is a medium grind, not too fine, not too coarse. (I also asked if they even offer rye chops, and she said no, only for special orders of a pallet or more.)
I just ordered a 25-pound bag from Amazon, and we'll give it a try. http://www.amazon.com/Great-River-Organic-Milling-Specialty/dp/B0049YNXDY/ref=sr_1_1?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1353702568&sr=1-1&keywords=great+river+rye+...
We're expecting it will be good for adding to sourdough and pumpernickel breads, but not coarse enough for making 100% Finnish rye.
Hi gretchie, the rye flour from Great River Organic Milling, in my opinion isn't medium grind (as the mill said when I called them) but more on the fine side. It's excellent flour, fresh and flavorful, but not appropriate for making 100% Finnish rye bread; I would need a much coarser grind for that.
At our house, we've been incorporating the flour into sourdough loaves (at 20% rye, 50% whole wheat, 30% bread flour) and other rye breads.
I'm thinking about buying a 25-pound bag of the whole rye berries and grinding them myself, as needed, but haven't worked myself up to it yet.