Bread made from flour I've milled smells bad initially; what to do?
My 2nd post. While I'm still hammering out my bread-making problems from my 1st post, I thought this worth a new post. After making bread for years, I think we all know and expect that wonderful aroma is one of the big pluses in bread making. It was for me too. Then I got a Blendtec Kitchen Mill and began making my own flour. Everything seems to work very well. Except, when the bread is done in my bread maker I take it out still warm, take a good whiff and ... YUCK! It smells bad. Now the bread tastes good. But that initial smell while warm is bothering me. After cooling down and later toasting the bread, the bad smell is no longer in evidence.
Choices? 1) Bad Wheat Berries; 2) Something bad is coming from the Mill.
I buy my wheat berries from a local Whole Foods. I found out from speaking to the Whole Foods baker that they use flour, and are not milling their own -- IOW, they are not getting their wheat where I'm getting my berries. Could I be getting bad or poorly handled wheat berries? I have both hard red winter wheat and white wheat berries. They come from bulk containers. I could try another WF store, or buy online. What do you folks think? Oh, BTW: I also make Rejuvilac -- so I know that a very high percentage of this wheat will sprout -- indicating that the wheat is not in really bad shape.
As far as something coming from the Mill -- that might be tough to prove. Also, the device does not disassemble readily to that level as far as I know.
BTW: FYI: I have also tried milling by hand from a Wonder Mill I also have (bought new). (WAY too much work to grind by hand, IMO) I used the stones -- and yes, I broke them in properly. I didn't care for the taste of that bread either. I keep thinking that bread from flour I've milled should taste & smell much better than store-bought flour, but my limited experience if telling me otherwise.