I am thinking prepping, but I plan to rotate my stocks every year or two and that is going to involve some grain grinding. If anyone knows of a reasonably priced mill let me know. I may buy the one for my Kitchenaid mixer, but I also want a manual back up.I know you are thinking prepping, . . . but to give you an idea of what you can get, . . . put a double handful of whole kernel corn in your blender, . . . run it around in there for a couple minutes, . . . then use a tea strainer to get out the big pieces.
What is left is good corn meal, . . . makes dandy corn bread or muffins.
That is what a grain grinder should do.
May God bless,
I do not know anybody that has the mill attachment for the Kitchenaid mixer, but we do have the meat grinder for ours. It works really well, but after grinding up just 10 lbs of pork the mixer is REALLY warm. Since meat is WAY easier to grind than wheat, I would go to one of those fancy kitchen shops and make them demo it to you first, before you buy.I am thinking prepping, but I plan to rotate my stocks every year or two and that is going to involve some grain grinding. If anyone knows of a reasonably priced mill let me know. I may buy the one for my Kitchenaid mixer, but I also want a manual back up.
Yeah, at $450 I was hoping someone would give me a cheaper option that would be reliable and durable. I am so cheap most of the vehicles I drive cost less than that (not the wifes van though)
That looks like a pretty good one. The one negative that I found on the Country Living mill is that it is SLOW (if you are hand cranking it).My new frontrunner is the Wonder Junior Deluxe Hand Grain Mill.
Same price as the Lehman one (about $220), but comes with a set of stone burrs and a set of steel burrs. It's also heavier. You can get the flywheel if you want one, and it can easily be motorized. It's made of cast iron instead of aluminum. They also now make an attachment so you can power it with a big 1/2" electric drill.
This mill makes flour at twice the rate per revolution as the Country Living mill.
Wonder Junior Deluxe Hand Grain Mill