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What is a good hand mill for grains and seeds?

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    What is a good hand mill for grains and seeds?

    Can you recommend a good hand mill for grains and seeds?

    If found this one:

    http://www.amazon.ca/Weston-All-Purp...+and+seed+mill

    It is basically what I'm looking for, but there are only 4 reviews and they aren't the best.

    I want to be able to store whole grains, and popcorn seed rather than flour and corn meal.

    Does anyone have experience with hand operated mills? which are the best, and are there any I should stay away from?
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    I have no experience on this subject, but have read folks use coffee mills with success.

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    I have one and plan to use it....

    here are my recommendation...

    1 get one that can be converted to use with a bike or larger wheel.... if you are going to grind fine for bread... you will have to run it through at least twice.

    2. look for a old mill you can fix up... they are solid

    3. avoid anything with plastic..no plastic gears/handles, clamp..etc

    4. one for grain will also work well for seeds

    5. cast iron is wonderful

    check out

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    Vintage Cast Iron No 1 Corn Coffee Bean Burr Mill Grinder Wheat Grain Grist | eBay

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    Tinker,

    I do not own one but have a friend who has one that she bought from Lehman's. I have bought some lanterns and small items from Lehman's and believe them to have quality products.

    Good luck!
    https://www.lehmans.com/p-2844-lehma....aspx?show=all


    Quote Originally Posted by tinkerhell View Post
    Can you recommend a good hand mill for grains and seeds?

    If found this one:

    http://www.amazon.ca/Weston-All-Purp...+and+seed+mill

    It is basically what I'm looking for, but there are only 4 reviews and they aren't the best.

    I want to be able to store whole grains, and popcorn seed rather than flour and corn meal.

    Does anyone have experience with hand operated mills? which are the best, and are there any I should stay away from?

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    I do not own one...but my research from years ago - these folks are the BEST



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    I have two mills and I will tell you right now to get one that uses stones - not the steel discs. The stone mills grind a finer flour and you only need to run it through once if the stones are properly set. Get one with a big pulley and a detachable hand crank. Hand cranking a flour mill is work that will exhaust a 20 something man in good shape and when you reach my age it becomes very important to be able to drive it a low speed with a motor or anything that multiplies the torque.
    The mills that use burrs are less efficient but the burrs do last longer than the stones. Get extra stones for your mill and always keep at least one spare set on hand. Get two spares and when you change the stones order a new set.



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    I have heard really good things about Grain Maker mills/grinders. But they are a bit costly.

    Grinding Mills

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egyas View Post
    I have heard really good things about Grain Maker mills/grinders. But they are a bit costly.

    Grinding Mills

    Three words; Quality, Price, Service...You can have two but usually not all three.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    Three words; Quality, Price, Service...You can have two but usually not all three.
    Yep.... here is the question

    SHTF - do you want a $19 grinder or a $200 grinder

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    check out some antique stores...

    here is a 1920+- grinder I bought and restored.... I stripped it down... added some non-rust stuff to all areas that were not used to grind and then painted all areas not used to grind

    What is a good hand mill for grains and seeds?-grinder.jpg

    It is work to grind wheat, we normally run it through 2 or 3 times and that is easier...

    if SHTF and we use it more, I would hook it to a bike or small motor or get a bigger turn wheel
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