5 Reasons To Grind Your Own Grains By Hand

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December 22, 2013

Nutritional Value

Compared to freshly ground flour, store bought flour can be quite stale and often has significantly reduced vitamin content. Everyone needs a stable diet of grains, fruits, and vegetables in order to be healthy; using a grain mill ensures you are getting all of the nutrients possible out of your grains, helping you keep the health of you and your family at the top of your priority list. By using a manual powered grain mill, whether in your normal day-to-day routine, or in an emergency situation, you can rest assured you are giving your family the best grains have to offer.


No Electricity Required

Many grain mills require electricity to run, which makes your hand powered grain mill perfect for those time electricity can’t be guaranteed. You can never be sure if or when power will be available to you during an emergency, but with a manual grain mill, you can be sure that you will always be able to process your grains and provide food for your family.


Food Storage Preparation

Relying on your ability to run to the grocery store when an emergency strikes, as a means of ‘food storage,’ is a sure way to plan for failure. Having your own food storage ready at a moment’s notice is the only way to plan for success. Part of having food storage at your disposal is also being able to prepare it; grain mills ensure there is nothing holding you back from taking advantage of your food supply.


Durability

Our grain mills are guaranteed to last! When purchasing an item you may someday have to rely on, you want a product made of quality materials and constructed to run for years and years.


Ease of Use

Hand powered grain mills are easy to operate! Simply fill the hopper, grab the handle, and turn. Our mills are known for producing equal to greater amounts of flour than their electric brothers, in that same amount of time and with minimal effort on your part. Storing is a cinch as well. Our mills are compact and easy to store, allowing you to not worry about it taking up too much your storage space.


Here is one of our favorite recipes using freshly ground whole-wheat!

1 package active dry yeast

1 tablespoon sugar

¼ cup warm water (90 – 105 degrees F)

2 cups warm water

3 tablespoons oil

6 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon salt

5 cups whole-wheat flour

½ cup nonfat dry milk


Dissolve the yeast and sugar in the ¼ cup warm water and allow to stand until the mixture begins to bubble. Add 2 cups warm water, oil, honey, and salt. Begin beating in the flour. Once half is worked in, beat in the dry milk bit by bit, breaking up any lumps that form. Beat in the remaining flour. When the mixture is shiny and pulls away from the sides of the bowl in long strings, divide into two greased loaf pans, 5in x 9in or smaller. For a nicely shaped loaf the dough should fill the pans by half. Cover with a damp cloth and allow to rise in a warm place until it nearly doubles in size. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 45 minutes or until the bread sounds hollow when tapped. Allow bread to cool before serving.


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