Two months ago, I was fortunate to buy a Mockmill secondhand from a neighbor who imported it from Germany but then found she didn't want it.
I thought I should
buy it since it was a right next door at a good price and seemed like a fun experiment.
I have been pleasantly surprised by how often I'm using it and how much I like the results.
Here in Israel, I can't easy buy the range of grains in bulk that people
do in the US but I'm making down with the wheat and spelt grains I can get.
One major benefit is that the sourdough starter I started and now maintain with fresh-ground wheat is far more vigorous than any starter that I ever made from store-bought flour.
Another benefit is the taste and texture, which I am really enjoying. I'd say it's 40% better than store bought.
I hope that nutritionally it's better too!
I see grinding my own grains as part of my goal to produce most of my own food locally, since I live in a climate that is very conducive to dryland farming of wheat.
However, that is part of my dream of growing or at least sourcing my wheat on local
farmland (I live in a garden apartment, so it's not happening on my place!)
That will hopefully happen one day!
that I am excited to use my Mockmill for is to grind my own homegrown spices, such as cumin, coriander, etc. It is realistic that I could grow a year's supply of these favorite spices in my yard
, and then grind them fresh.
I will try my hand at growing them this winter.