FOOD Wheat grinder

ibetiny

Senior Member
It's past time for me to buy a real wheat grinder. I've always used this small coffee grinder sized that might get 1 1/2 cup per use. I have a kitchen aid, do those work good? What about the one with the big wheel, does it take a while or lots of labor? Any electric ones that are good? Not super worried about grid-down (Biden will take care of my family and I if the electricity goes out.)
 

spinner

Senior Member
I love my Country Living grain mill. DH motorized it for me and mounted it above the motor on a very nice wooden case. I have had it for about 20 years (?) and it works flawlessly. I use it all the time. We replaced the plates a year or so ago, but the originals still worked.
If it was a situation of no electricity I think setting it up with a bicycle would be the easiest.

Definitely get the auger for corn and large grains.
 

AlaskaSue

North to the Future
Country Living ftw! I even have the extra blades for corn. It was well worth the price - and I’ve been grinding wheat for bread since 1972! And while I don’t even eat bread anymore, I do love baking, and have even sold bread and rolls for gas money.
 

fish hook

Veteran Member
I have a golden grain grinder. It is nice, but i always wanted a country living mill. My wife wanted the golden grain because of the cabinet. It works great, so i can't find an excuse to get rid of it and spend the money for a country living.
 

anna43

Veteran Member
I don't know what KitchenAid you have but I'd hesitate to use it for grinding wheat. I burned (as set on fire) my KitchenAid kneading two loaves of whole wheat bread. It was under warranty and replaced, but I now hesitate to use it for anything heavy duty and grinding grain is definitely heavy duty. I have an electric grain grinder K-Tec brand which no longer exists but its very similar to others on the market. I use ear plugs when grinding because it is loud. I did have a non-electric but it was to hard on my shoulder.
 

parsonswife

Veteran Member
I have always dreamed of getting a country living grinder and an Excalibur dehydrator....Can't justify the cost so we have to make do with our hand crank and nesco dehydrators. I do plan on splurging on. Vitamix/with grain attachment to run off of a battery and inverter.
 

Quiet Man

Nothing unreal exists
My wife and I have the Country Living Grain Mill, too. She uses it a lot to make fresh flours for breads. Yes, it can be a bit noisy, but you definitely want to go electric -- It's a lot of work, otherwise, if you use it significantly. Having the ability to go manual is the obvious fall-back for contingencies, but I doubt that we'll ever use it that way unless it's a real emergency.

Over time I purchased spares, sometimes multiple, for all parts.

We've probably had ours for over 15 years now. It works like a champ. Super reliable and no troubles ever.
 

mecoastie

Veteran Member
I have always dreamed of getting a country living grinder and an Excalibur dehydrator....Can't justify the cost so we have to make do with our hand crank and nesco dehydrators. I do plan on splurging on. Vitamix/with grain attachment to run off of a battery and inverter.
Look around on craigslist etc. I found one of Country Living mills for 100 like new with the bean auger!! Got an Excalibur free at the dump!! It was dirty but cleaned it up and it works great.
 

Bubble Head

Has No Life - Lives on TB
We use a Wonder Mill. Very fast and efficient. It runs on electricity powered by the sun. Pretty much grinds most everything you might want. Word of caution. I ground some pinto bean flour for a thickening recipe. I thought I would explode for three days. Mill worked faultless my brain was faulty.
 

LibertyMom

Senior Member
I have a K-tec electric mill that I’ve used pretty regularly for about 18 years. I also have a small all metal hand mill that I used before I got the electric one. It is not fast, but does the job. Looks like the brand name is Porkert (Eastern European) which I ordered from Bread Beckers 20 years ago.
 

Sicario

The Executor
Grainmaker here:
 

Quiet Man

Nothing unreal exists
i have one of those Magic Mills...
That looks like the real deal. A 3/4 Horse motor that's easily rewired for 220/240. Nice on both counts. Large bay for grain and flour. Insulation class A (lowest tolerance for heat) is not inspiring, though. Does the motor get hot when grinding for long periods?
 

Tristan

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Anyone familiar with this brand?


The ability to have a motorized base and a hand crank option (many different options, in fact) is appealing...

Your feedback appreciated.
 

wvstuck

Only worry about what you can control!
Country Living was our last purchase after trying other junk, never regretted it. There is a video somewhere where an Amish community uses one that is driven off a horse driven shaft. They mill for the entire community and it just keeps going and going.

This might be it.

 

Mushroom

Opinionated Granny
i have one of those Magic Mills, a wood cabinet, electric, stpne wheel, grinders. Got it off ebay for about $85 20 years ago.one like it is going for $200 now.

an ebay ad showing them.
I have this one as well as a Nutrimill. I use the Nutrimill all of the time and it makes great flour. It is a bit too much to use on my solar power so I have the Grainmaker as a backup. It is set up to be bolted down for ease of use and is made of cast material and will last several lifetimes. It is worth the cost.

ETA: Sorry got the wrong post to quote. Meant to use the Grainmaker link.
 
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