KitchenAid grinder and ordering/storing grains
For Christmas last year I received a KitchenAid grinder attachment, which I haven't used yet. I am a single person and have an older frig w/freezer on top. I understand that ground grain goes rancid quickly. I only want to purchase minimum amts. to grind because I can't put too many 5# sacks in the freezer.
I use old-fashioned oats, as is, for oatmeal breads. The local health food store carries a large line of Bob's Red Mill products in 24 ocs. pkgs. I have a pkg. of Bob's Red Mill steel-cut oats in the freezer, unused.
Another consideration is my limited counter space ('60's rental hse) is already taken up w/salvaged Tupperware cannisters w/sugars, AP flour, white whole wheat, etc. I froze rye for over six mos. as here in East Texas, it is too hot nine mos. of the year for stouter breads and turning on the oven LOL.
I suppose the routine would be to grind only enough for 1-2 makings?
I have the [i]King Arthur Flour Baking with Whole Grains[i] as my guide.
Is it worth the time and money w/shipping to order direct from a mill, and what do I ask for specifically?
sorry this is so long, and thanks for any input!