Grade 86 Flour?
I purchased some whole wheat flour from the Golden Delight Bakery, an Amish bakery near Kalona, Iowa. (5 lbs for $3) The girl at the counter said they purchase their wheat and grind it in-house. It was busy, so I didn't have time to quiz her about the label, which reads "Grade 86 Whole Wheat Flour."
Anyone have an idea what that means?
The flour is pretty finely milled--closer to the consistency of KA White Whole Wheat than the other whole wheat flours I buy (Hodgson Mill, Bob's Red Mill).
I used it in a recipe from King Arthur--Harvest Grain Bread. Turned out great, so I'm happy with it. Just curious about the designation.