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FORAFITME
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4/23/09 5:03 P

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Used my nutrigrain mill last weekend to make rice flour. It was loud but not any more so than our coffee grinder. A little slower than I expected but I made several cups of flour. The bread was a new recipe and it was very good. (Egg bread from Living without.com)

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4/2/09 11:10 A

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I was very surprised to find out how much flour I am going through. But when you consider I am making all my own bread & hamburger/hotdog rolls along with goodies like onion rings this week, donuts last week it does add up. We do not have any good places close enough to get the gf flour. What I can get is terribly gritty. We need a good health food store up here! Good luck!

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4/2/09 10:35 A

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Glad it worked for you! I have ground oatmeal in a vitamix and it also states you can grind grain for a flour, but I have not done so yet.

I have already run out and bought about 7-8 different bags of flour for backing! I did find a U-Bake store by me does carry bulk GF flours. I was thinking I would just buy from him next time I run low. I do believe I go thru enough to cover the time requirement vs expense to grind my own.





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4/1/09 9:11 A

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Mine is an Ariete Mod. 3006, it's a burr grinder, and can hold 2 cups. I did try running a 1/2 cup rice thru it, and it worked pretty good. I did run it thru a couple of times though. Then I used my sieve to see how much grit was left and there was maybe a 1/16th of a tsp. So that isn't bad. I do have a regular flour mill for my KitchenAid mixer on order. I should be able to get flour to a very fine mix between the both of them. Right now though the coffee mill has made my flour a whole lot better. Up here (Northern Maine) the rice & garbonzo bean flours I can get has some grit to it. This took care of that problem for me. If all goes well I hope to be able to buy whole in bulk and grind as needed. That should save me a lot of money. I'm on the fence about using sorghum flour since I have serious grass allergies. Anyone else out there with them using it and what kind of luck are you having. I would really like to use it instead of the garbanzo beans since they seem to have a strong taste.

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3/31/09 10:19 P

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That sounds good. How much could you grind at a time? I bought a mill. I just have to try it out.

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3/31/09 6:46 P

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Okay, so the coffee mill came yesterday. I run the rice flour I had that was gritty thru it and be hold... Yes it worked!! So I made the most fantastic loaf of bread in my bread machine. Hubby loved it too! I am thrilled I bought the coffee mill.

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3/27/09 7:28 P

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I just bought a burr grinder coffee mill that is suppose to be able to grind powder fine. I am trying to get a flour mill for my KitchenAid mixer. (It is on back order!) My coffee mill is suppose to be here Monday, I'll let you know how it works! I do buy in bulk and have no issues. Good luck!

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SONIA.B
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WOW, this is great advice, I dont know about what she thinks but THANK YOU for the advice. I am going to look into this. THANK YOU, Hugs Sonia

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3/27/09 12:24 P

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My sister mills her own sorghum flour because it is MUCH cheaper to buy the whole sorghum in bulk than the flour. She actually has a grinder that she got from our Grandpa (he has celiac, but recently moved into assisted living and no longer has to bake his own bread). I know that Grandpa used to mill almost ALL of his own flour because buying rice or millet is much cheaper than buying the flour. About the only exception is corn meal, which, because we live in the southwest, you can actually get a corn flour that is very finely milled. Personally, I don't because I find that my time is more important to me than the price of my flours. Because of this, I don't mix my own flours but buy pre-mixed flours and bread mixes. Yes, it is more expensive, but it makes my life easier, and as a middle school teacher I need that more than I need extra money.

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3/27/09 11:15 A

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I buy 25# and 50# bags through my food co-op and store them in 5 gallon pails with tight lids in my basement. I have been storing grains this way for 7 years and have never had a problem with them (freezer space is not an issue). Most health food stores can order large quantities for you on request also. Hope this helps.

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3/27/09 10:29 A

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I have a cookbook that calls for very finely ground brown rice flour. I put my brown rice flour in my blender to get it that way. Other that that no. I don't really know why a person would be scared to buy bulk. I know a number of people who do. I don't because I don't have space in my freezer.



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SONIA.B
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Great question, I wish that I had the answer but I dont since I am so new in this dept. But I cant wait to see someone answer this question. Hopefully soon. Hugs Sonia

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FORAFITME
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3/27/09 9:23 A

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Do you mill your own flour (rice, corn)? If you do, do you buy in bulk? Should I worry if I buy the whole grain from a wholesaler rather than the store? (I would never trust bulk in a store.)



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