Grain mill abrasion measurement experiment
I do not have a grain mill yet, but I have noticed that many of you who own one are concerned about the abrasion effect, which might add unwanted compounds from the milling stones, burrs, etc. to your flour. I have an idea which all of you who already own one, can apply to effectively measure the consumption of your grinding mechanism. My suggestion is to periodically weigh the grinding mechanism (stones or burrs) with one of those highly sensitive digital scales which measure even in milligrams. All you have to do is keep accurate notes about the quantities that you grind and clean it really well (brush, cloth or even water if it does no harm) before each measurement. These digital scales seem to be relatively inexpensive from what I have seen, and their benefit might outweigh greatly their cost.
If any of you decides to do it, please post your results here. I think it would be very interesting for many of us.