The Fresh Loaf

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Mill ideas.

clearlyanidiot's picture

Mill ideas.

Due to balancing work and school I don't have as much time to devote to baking as I used too. (I've only baked twice this summer)

One of the big things is that I like fresh flour and making 6 loaf batches; This worked when I had time and energy to mill 4-ish lb of flour in the evenings, but now it really isn't feasible.

I was in the process of motorizing a Country Living mill and it struck me that it would be easier to just use the power takeoff on my 20qt mixer. Is there some reason why this wouldn't work?

SCChris's picture

A 20qt runs a slow enough rpm to power a mill and not overheat either the mixer or flour..  A Hobart runs at something like 60rpm up to as much as 200rpm and the GrainMaker motor attachment runs at about 60 if I remember correctly.