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newbie about milling-- what are the more coarse setting for?

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WSC_SF

newbie about milling-- what are the more coarse setting for?

Hi,

I am pretty new to milling my own flour. I have been only using 1 or 2 ( finest setting)  on my Mockmill.

I have a couple of questions for you all experienced millers:

-- at setting 1, I can hear the stone grinding (against each other?), is this bad for the mill?

-- what are the higher settings for?  Mockmill goes to 20, what are the effects of coarsely milled flour vs. finely milled?

What grain would you want to grind it coarsely vs. finely? 

What setting do you usually use for Einkorn and spelt?

 

Thanks for sharing,

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joe_n

Hi,

I have the Komo mill and instructions, that I've read, say to lessen the setting so that the stones do not make the "hitting" sound. The Komo does not grind as finely as the Mockmill (so I've read) but it works very well even for 100% whole wheat sourdoughs.

 

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gavinc

My stone mill settings are 0 to 10, finest to coarse. I use a 5 1/2 setting to make cracked rye, then sift them out with a 40# mesh sieve. Most grains I use to make flour is 0 - 2.