To mill or not to mill. That is the question.
Looking for some opinions. I am a long time, fairly advanced home baker and cook, although I've only really gotten into bread baking in the last year. I bake at least one loaf weekly, usually 2. I have been reading about milling one's own flour. Is it worth it for flavor; is it worth it on cost; is it worth it on convenience??? Thoughts. And if you are pro milling - please tell me what mill you prefer overall. All advice is most welcome!
Here is my current pro/con list:
Buying a mill is expensive (I recognize there are cost savings at the back end...).
It's yet another thing to store.
Does it make a mess?
Will it add a step that I feel is an inconvenience?
Will I be able to produce sufficiently fine product?
Is sourcing grain and knowing what to buy confusing?
Start to finish homemade (except for the grain growing) is awesome!
Control over ingredients.