When the winner is selected, they will be announced in this thread and their email address will be sent to Pleasant Hill Grain, and Pleasant Hill Grain will sort out the delivery details with the winner.
Posts in this thread won't count as an entry to win the tool, but please say "Hi!" to Ginny and make her feel welcome!
On our little farm we grind everything from coffee to hay and corn, beans, and wheat. We use old grinders found at flee markets. Most are grist type mills. Sometimes we get them in scrap and refurbish them. I am interested in seeing how yours works.
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Good morning from GA. We are starting our journey to being more self sustaining. We have purchased white and red hard wheat. Any suggestions on getting started with recipes using freshly ground grains? Thanks for any help.
Wonderful to have you available for questions, Ginny. While I usually grind at least part of my grains for baking, I'd love to hear about your favorite grain combinations for sprouted bread. Also, do any of your grinders handle mesquite pods?
I agree with Jenny - very pretty! It looks much more user-friendly than the one my friend has. I would really like to grow more wheat and have such a grinder for processing it. Wheat used to grow on my Island, but the last 2 falls I tried planting were too wet. I'm going to try early spring this year and see what happens!
Welcome Ginny - hopefully there will be interesting posts this week and you enjoy our company.
I have gallons of red wheat. Until I get a grinder, it just sits there. I have them in buckets so I hope they are not consumed by varmits. I would like to keep in touch because I intend on growing a very special tree that is lightweight but very tough. If you make them yourself, this woodshould be considered?
Welcome, Ginny! Your mill is beautiful, and definitely a change from how I'm currently grinding my rye berries for making sourdough bread -- a Vitamix! I know the high temps generated by the machine are less beneficial, so will enjoy learning about yours.
Welcome Ginny! Looking forward to any tips and tricks you might have. I've been considering adding a grain mill, and looking seriously at the KoMo, since it has the insert available to accommodate keeping GF grain grinding separate.
This mill looks really cool. I bought several different grains in bulk, thinking I would grind them to have fresh wholesome food. I bought a hand mill. It was very impractical. Grind and grind, for a handful of flour. I finally gave up, wondering how people ground their grain without spending the day for one loaf of bread worth of flour. I know the commercial grain is processed and so dead and unhealthy. It really looks like a wonderful machine.
What a pleasant to look at mill. It is something that I would be pleased to keep on my counter for everyone to see.
I have done a bit of woodworking in my years and this appears to be well built !!!
There are so many new things I would love to try if I am lucky enough to win the mill. I have been taught by my mom who was taught by her mom and so on. I feel so blessed to have baking a part of my family history and I plan to pass it on to my children someday as well. I use a lot of grains for breads we cook at my house and I also buy extra for treats for my flock of chickens, they always love trying new treats!!! -Take care
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I'm very interested in the dual ickyGluten -vs- Gluten-free processing capability!!! That is so cool.
i am so glad you are here because my experiences with Pleasant Hill Grain have been excellent! Located a difficult-to-find replacement part for my hand-cranked mixer on their website, and customer service was so helpful in confirming that the part I was asking for was exactly what was needed. Looking forward to participating in the bread forum. I can use the help!
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I have been eyeing up the Messerschmidt Jupiter grain and flaking mills you offer. I have an old KitchenAid bowl lift mixer (K5A, I think - thrift store find, built like a tank). If I buy one adapter for the KA, can I use it to power both the grain mill and the flaker? By omitting the KA adapter, could I still drive both by the available hand crank?
In your opinion, how does the Jupiter grain mill compare to the MockMill unit built for the KA mixers? I would not hesitate to mix-n-match the flour mill and flaker if the MockMill is substantially better (e.g. more durable, easier to use, etc.). I realize that I would need to cobble up a hand drive mechanism for the MockMill if I wanted to use it "unplugged".
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Wow! The description of this mill is giving me The Nudge to grind again. My family seems to prefer white-ish bread, whilst I prefer more whole grain European style levains. Years ago, in a New Mexico chapter of my life, we grew wheat and dent corn, which I made into amazing bread; the grains really shone and tasted so sweet. My current breads pale by comparison, at least in my "memory"! The description of the KoMo titillates my desire to grind, bake more whole grains. The QUIET element and the easy clean up sounds like excellent design. It seems like that is a pretty fast grind cycle. Winning this machine would reorganize our baking and diet by making bread truly nutritious!
I have a hand grain mill set up in my garage and keep the hopper full of wheat. My policy is that every time I walk into the garage (which is often) I need to grind several turns of the mill. Also, I have a mentally disabled adult daughter who loves helping with the grinding. She also loves bagels, so yesterday I made a batch of bagels and we had pizza bagels for dinner--delicious!
Hi, Ginny! Welcome! we've bought and used whole wheat berries for fifty years. They're easy to store and use. We've used them in many ways, but unfortunately, we've never grown our own. We've used several other grains too, but wheat has always been my favorite.
This is very interesting: Using different inserts engineered so that passing from one type of grain to another does not risk contamination from one type of flour to the next. I love the simple lines as well.
This might decide me to make my own flour [lentil flour] but also chestnut flour.
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