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G’day all, sorry if I repeat a topic you have already discussed, but I couldn’t find anything about it.
Can you give me a practical idea where to get a (stone) hand mill for grinding grain? I found this: http://www.saltoftheearth.com.au/samap-hand-mill.html which looks absolutely beautiful, but will have to wait until I become a millionaire. I got this one: http://www.medieval-arms.co.uk/ma/action-detail/item_id-758/roman-legionairies-reenactors-wheat-mill-set.html but it’s sadly ineffective…
I saw on on Ebay for $59 its a hand grinder simalar looking to the meat grinders. On Doomsday Preppers one guy connected one to his daughters bike and got her to grind enough each day for the bread they needed
I’ve been coveting these for some time, a hand mill for me, perhaps with a pulley attachment – I saw that doomsday prepper video Robyne and I was impressed with the bike hook up system.
I was impressed as well :shrug: thought might keep Granddaughter in work, SHes cheap charges $2 to polish the house :tup: so $2 for grinding wheat should jsut about cover it. :tup:
I was thinking how my 12yo loves using our exercise machine so I would just hook it up and get her to grind me some flour while she is having fun…..
Did anyone end up buying a handmill grinder? Something else to add to the wishlist either hand or electric…
I put an advertisement I saw in the other grain emails Its good value
I ended up with one from Amazon (link) – somewhat smaller than what I had in mind, but works pretty well if you don’t want more than, say, half a kilo of flour at a time. Which works fine for me, because with sourdough bread you add the flour gradually over three or four days.
pavka what do you use when you want a lot of flour for your sourdough bread? My recipe calls for about 800g flour to make 2 loaves.
You don’t need the 800 grams all at once. The first day I only put a cup of flour, the next I add another cup, then 2 cups and the last day another 2 or 3 cups so it’s spread over 4 or 5 days. Of course, you can make 800 grams at once but it tends to be boring and tiring.
BTW, my bread always ends up soggy on the inside and not too “fluffy” – any ideas about this (pls have in mind I have practically no experience, so maybe I am missing something basic).