This post presents a spotlight on my favorite grain mill that I use to make homemade flour. This is the 7th post in a 9-post series dedicated to helping you become a confident homemade bread baker. You can find the first 6 posts here…
OK, I’ll freely admit it, milling your own flour is definitely not an essential requirement for becoming a confident homemade bread baker. However, it’s easy, and home milling produces a superiorly nutritious flour. Have you ever considered making your own flour? If you’ve fallen in love with homemade bread baking, let me see if I can convince you that milling flour is worth the tiny bit of effort.
Home milled flour is quite different than any whole wheat flour that you can buy in the store. It’s fresh, nutritious, and packed with fiber and nutrients from the whole wheat berry. The benefits are numerous, but that discussion is beyond the scope of this post. Look for more information on fresh whole milled flour in the coming months. I have lots of information to share with you.
For 100% whole wheat bread I recommend using white hard wheat berries or red hard wheat berries. In the pictures below you will see that I’m using white hard wheat berries. There are numerous varieties of grain that can be added to bread. Look for that discussion in the coming months, too.
NutriMill Plus Grain Mill
I own a NutriMill Plus Grain Mill. This is high capacity grain mill can accept 16 cups of grain in its hopper and it can hold 24 cups of freshly milled flour in its bowl. Remember, I frequently bake 4 loaves of whole wheat bread at a time. This wonderful mill lets me quickly grind lots of fresh flour in just minutes. This freshly milled flour is put right to use in my bread recipe.
If this mill is too big for your needs, you may want to consider NutriMill Harvest Grain Mill.
Let me show you the features of my NutriMill Plus Grain Mill.
The Nutrimill Plus Grain Mill is approximately 12″ tall and 9 1/2″ around when stored. To use the mill I remove the flour bowl that covers the bottom of the mill.
I extend the mill by raising up the top half of the mill by twisting, lifting, and twisting again to lock the mill in its raised position.
The cover of the flour bowl is stored inside the grain hopper compartment.
I remove the lid and place it upon the flour bowl.
The nozzle that will feed the flour from the hopper into my bowl gets extended and attached to the mill.
I plug in my mill and I’m ready to mill grain into flour. I add my grain into the hopper.
I turn on the mill on and let it run a few minutes until milling is complete.
That’s it! Fresh nutritious flour ready for any use.
Do you have questions about milling your own homemade flour? I’d love to answer them! Contact me or leave a comment.