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I lived in a co-op house in college almost 40 years ago. Someone bought a large bag of wheat berries thinking it would be great for us to grind our own. We had a traditional all metal hand crank grinder. It took forever. We called it our body building program. I can't remember if we ever got enough for bread or not, just that any time we were in the dining room where the grinder was attached we were supposed to crank for a while. Someone suggested rigging it to a bicycle for more efficient exercise. I like the grinder better for your sprouted wheat berries, but I would think the nutrition and flavor would be better if you blended or ground them right after sprouting, maybe 1 cup per loaf. If they are too hard, try another day's growth.
Edited by: JANEYBEE at: 12/10/2012 (02:02)
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I don't have much knowledge specifically on that, only that when I bought my Blendtec blender for green shakes it said I could also grind wheat and other grains...
Here's a quote from FAQ's:
"Does the blender grind wheat?
Yes! You can add 1-2 cups of wheat berries or other grains into your pitcher. By grinding, your pitcher will permanently become cloudy. This is just cosmetic and will not harm or hamper your food. We suggest buying a separate pitcher for wheat. "
They also sell a grinder specifically for that purpose :
But I like when a kitchen gadget has more than one function since space on my cupboard is limited.
Last summer, i got interested in sprouted wheat bread, specifically making my own.
My space is not big enough to grow my own wheat. But I did by wheat berries, and sprouted them. I enjoyed chewing them like chewing gum. I had no way to grind them, so I dehydrated then froze them, while I researched grain mills.
I just received a newsletter from groworganic.com with information about making your own sprouted wheat bread. Their directions are much more streamlined for sprouting than what I found in July.
But the main thing I'd like input on is the grain mill at this link. I had my eye on an electric on that was over twice as much money. So does anyone have experience with grain mills, grinding your own flour from sprouted wheat?
And then, do you have a recipe you like for making your own that doesn't use a machine. I like to do it all myself, but I don't mind having a grain mill grind those little wheat berries which are like granite. It's a wonder they ever sprout and grow.
Sorry. Left off the link:
Edited by: BRAVELUTE at: 12/7/2012 (20:16)
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