Rye Berries Smell Like...Farm?
I recently purchased a bag of rye berries from Caste Valley Mill and I noticed that the grains (and milled flour) smell very pungent—kind of "farm-y." It isn't a very pleasant smell! Does anyone have experience with this kind of smell from rye berries or with grains from Castle Valley Mill? I haven't tried baking with the flour yet. I just fed an offshoot of my starter with the rye flour to see how it behaves, and to see if it smells bad after fermenting.
I otherwise only have experience purchasing rye berries from Maine Grains. They smell much better—kind of earthy, but without the hint of manure.