I have a grain mill (Nutrimill) that makes gorgeous flour with wheat berries (or rye berries ... or brown rice etc). I actually think that the 100% whole wheat bread that I make with this flour, is almost as "silky" as those made with commercial flour, but tastes so much better. Your Vitamix may not have "milled" the berries, but only broke them up. It's also likely that some heat was introduced by grinding them in your Vitamix, which kills a lot of the nutritional value of the wheat. I too am in search of a hand-cranked mill. Have you done any research on types available?
Hi Janice!Thank you for the input. I don't think I introduced heat because I only used 30 second intervals when grinding. Hmmm....perhaps I should have ground it a bit finer? I'll try that for next time.I'm pretty sure that I'm going to get the Wondermill Deluxe Jr. That is the one that Sheila, from Surviving Survivalism, recommends and it's a bit more affordable. Here's a link to a site...http://www.thewondermill.com/ - I'll be ordering mine here in Canada, though, to save on shipping and duty fees. The other one that is highly recommended is the Country Living Grain Mill. It's about double the price, however, and really not in the budget for me. :)Thanks for reading!~ D
Thanks so much for the information! This is the same hand-crank mill that my husband had liked ... so it's nice to have you confirm his opinion. I see that the place we get our organic wheat from, is also a distributor, and I've asked them for a price. Thanks again ... and great blog! Janice
You're very welcome! :)~ D
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