Tips for using a roller mill?
I got a Marga Mulino for my birthday and I have just started playing with it. It looks like it will be good fun. I've been interested in flaking for a while but couldn't find a reasonable source of grains in small quantities. Then I found Yoder's Country Market just north of me in Blanch NC. They have lots of different grains in 5 pound bags (and delicious sandwiches). I bought some oat groats and some hard red winter wheat.
Following the tips from Caroline, I let them hydrate in a sealed container with 4% water by weight. I rolled 100 grams of oats and 100 grams of the wheat in just a few minutes. I did multiple passes on the wheat to see if I could approximate flour and the result looks pretty good to me. Lots of bran and flour that varies from fine to coarse.
I plan to try replacing 25% of the flour in my daily bread with the fresh ground and see what happens. I'll also replace the Quaker Oats in the soaker with these oats.
Maybe I should soak this flour before incorporating it?
I'd love to hear your suggestions for using this new toy.